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“…the men said to them, Why do you look for the living among [those who are] dead? He is not here, but has risen!” (Luke 24:5-6)

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Hello. How are you? How have you been? Are you glad the snow has finally stopped and spring is on its way?  I know I am. I’m looking forward to everything that spring has to offer with new beginnings.

Tomorrow is Easter and will be celebrated in many cultures. For those who are believers, we like to call it Resurrection Sunday because Jesus was resurrected on the third day of His death as prophecy (and He) had foretold after He was nailed to a cross so He would take away the sins of mankind,

Jesus does not want mankind to die in its sin and go to hell.  Some people think they could do whatever they want because they think “when you’re dead, you’re dead.” Not so; there is an afterlife and everyone will meet their Creator- or as some say…their maker. When one does not know Christ, though they live (physically) they are dead in their sins and this will cause eternal separation from God without asking Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins. For those who do believe and have asked Jesus to forgive their sins while on this side of the grave, though they die, they will live eternally with God and Jesus forever.

My blog will be very short today. I wish you all a Blessed Resurrection Sunday and hope that you meet Jesus on this side while you still can ask for the forgivenss and have eternity to sit with your King of Kings and dine at His table.  It’s just a matter of confession and faith. Do you believe God loves you and wants to spend eternity with you? Or, do you think you want to take a chance because you think you can outsmart God?

As you Walk Every Day With Grace, know that the past is gone and we are not promised tomorrow.  But, we do have right now…the present to choose life.  “Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”(John 11:25-27)

In His Love,

Melody

 

 

 

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” (Isaiah 43:18-19)

Isaiah43v19.jpg.w560h396Hello! How are you? Can you believe it is New Year’s Eve already? I don’t know where 2014 went! It seems the older one becomes, the faster the clock turns.

The good news is that with the New Year one has the opportunity to do new things-which means New Beginnings.  I know many people make new resolutions for their new year. I now prefer to look at my new year as looking at new opportunities. Believe me, I wasn’t always like this. If anything, I tend to over-think and over analyze everything. So, what do you think God wanted me to learn?  “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12)

As my friend Amy reminded me-reflection isn’t a bad thing, but, we need to be aware the about the amount of time we spend on the things that have passed and can no longer be changed. “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9) It can be very self-absorbing-which means self focused rather than God focused. The truth of the matter is that we walk through seasons within our lives. “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

As you Walk Every Day with Grace, know that God has everything new waiting for you should you want His will for your life. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)  “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God.” (Ezekiel 36:26-28)

Know that with God comes newness of life but, we need to commune with Him and we do that through prayer…which is basically talking to God. “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,…” (1 Chronicles 16:11-12) “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” (Mark 11:25-26). Also realize that in order to move forward, we can not keep looking at one was-whether it is past glories, or past regrets.  We need to have continual progression forward. “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14)

In His Love,

Melody

I wish all of you a Happy, Healthy, Blessed New Year in Jesus! “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Corinthians 5:17). “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)