Thought of the Day—Hope was born in an empty tomb…
Thought of the Day—How many times have you slid behind the wheel and expected to get to your destination…without turning over the ignition and putting the car in drive? Sounds pretty silly, doesn’t it? It’s the same way with being in God’s will; sometimes (many times) you have to step out in faith…it takes action on our part…and you won’t truly be where you need to be until you take that first…step…forward…
Thought of the Day—It is simply incomprehensible to think that One so holy could take the place of one so unworthy…call it love…call it grace…call Him Jesus…
Thought of the Day—Have you ever noticed when sunflowers bloom, their large mustard yellow heads and black faces continue to follow the sun all throughout the day? It’s part of their DNA, how they are created. Here’s a question for you; what turns your head? What drives you, where do your passions lie, what peaks your interests? If you have trouble answering that question, you are not alone. But there is a caution that aligns with our hesitancy. For in this age of gimmicks, fads, trends and instant gratification, we are very easily distracted by those things that fade almost as fast as they appear and we end up looking like…well…bobble heads, never really focused in on anything of substance. Today I challenge you to reexamine the “head turners” in your life. Are they contributing to your life or eternal goals? Remember, we all have the same hours of every day and only one life here on this earth with no promise for tomorrow. Are we being good stewards of the time we have been given?
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1 (NLT)
It’s not about the bunny or the patent leather shoes
It is not about the colored eggs or mama’s brand new do,
It is not about the spectacle of baskets with candy heaping full
It is about the selfless love God has for me and you.
For God so loved the world that He gave his only son
To take our place, to take our shame, to die for everyone,
And on that first Easter morn when God raised Christ from his tomb
Hope also arose for all mankind, that our destiny would not be doomed.
So as you celebrate Easter, celebrate also the empty cross
And praise the name of Jesus Christ without whom we would all be lost,
For it’s not about the bunny but yet a sense of life renewed
Eternal life for us is possible because of the empty tomb.
Thought of the Day—God doesn’t want us to go through life like a simple pane of glass; thin, fragile and easily broken. Rather, God wants to transform us into strong, transparent, sparkling diamonds. But we must first submit to His authority and allow God to work in our daily lives; to discipline and teach us His ways. Bit by bit, He chips away the unnecessary and harmful habits in our lives until we become a useful multi-faceted gem that reflects His beauty…not our own…
Thought of the Day—Believe it or not, the only constant in life is change and that is a very good thing. If we never allowed God to change our attitudes and behaviors, we could never be molded into what He had intended for us to be. So as you face another of life’s challenges head on, have faith that God actually knows what He is doing. Just consider your pain and tears, your loss or your trials as life experiences that can be transformed into uniquely hued embroidery floss, applied by God to the beautiful, intricate and very ornate tapestry of your life. Allow Him to delicately but deliberately interweave the ordinary into something quite extraordinary…YOU…