April 20, 2014

"You don't have to wait for the End. I am, right now, Resurrection and Life. The one who believes in me, even though he or she dies, will live. And everyone who lives believing in me does not ultimately die at all. Do you believe this?" -John 11:25-26

Happy Easter! I feel like celebrating Easter everyday! I hope today's scripture encourages you. Jesus died and rose from the grave for YOU! He is not waiting on us to do or be anything-- He loved us so much He made the ultimate sacrifice--He died for you!

The extravagant love of Jesus is why we don't have to fear death anymore! That's right-- we are promised a life eternal where we live in heaven forever with Him if we believe. If we believe in Him we will never see death. Jesus was resurrected so that we could live forever with Him.

The enormous sacrifice Jesus gave us also freed us from the bondage of sin! No longer do we have to be stuck in our own muck of sin! Jesus paid the price for ALL of our sins: past, present, and future sins with His blood. We can have life down here on earth in abundance if we receive His great sacrifice and break free from the bondage of sin!

My challenge is simple this week: ask your self do you truly believe that Jesus is the Son of God that died for you and rose from the grave-- if not, then please take Him into your heart right now. If you believe in Him, then ask yourself, have you received His great love and have you set your self free from your own failures and sins through His blood? I challenge you to start today living the life He died for you to have-- a life of abundance-- call on His power that lives within you-- the power that raised people from the dead and know you will see Him soon in heaven because of His death and resurrection!

I love each of you and I pray for you often. Please email me your thoughts and share with me what you may be faced with and let me know if you need anything today!

In God's abundant love,

Laine