If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. Romans 8:11
Resurrection means that the worst thing is never the last thing.
There are no unfinished stories left in the Bible. It dawned on me this morning that the Lord God is constantly working on our story. For instance, Noah was instructed to build an arc, but he did not even know what it was since there had never been any rain in his lifetime. But once he finished building the arc and then the rain came. He completed His purpose in life: it is finished! But Noah was also able to experience what it would be like to have a new beginning after the earth was wiped clean. Imagine he had resisted God’s instruction…
It is safe to say that we will have both it is finished moments and new beginnings in Christ. God doesn’t want us to dwell on the process, but to focus on His desires: He wants us to produce, multiply, and impart. The same power that raised Christ from the dead lives in us. If we look at the lives of those in the bible, we may be encouraged to believe that God has more for us: Adam and Eve, Elijah and Joseph, to name a few.
- Adam and Eve were kicked out Eden, and became separated from God. When they had a son named Seth, the human race was awakened to call upon the Lord Jehovah.
- Elijah planned to die in a cave, but God’s plan was that he would anoint Elisha and give him a double portion of his anointing.
- Joseph, who went from process to process, and God eventually gave him a new beginning as second in command over Egypt.
We all have a past, a present and a future: and despite of where we are right now- there is more for us. Remember those people in the Bible did not know how their ending would be, yet they trusted in God’s plans and moved forward. 2019 continues for us with much prosperity, let the redeemed of the Lord say so!! Happy New Year!
It was Jesus our Lord, who said it is finished, but He also had a new beginning after His resurrection. You may suffering as your flesh is being crucified, but I’m confident that you will also walk in the power of God’s resurrection. The Lord has called us to walk in the power of His resurrection!
Thank you my God for sustaining us up until now! We have made it this far, by your tender love, grace, power and mercy. Today I welcome you into our new year, may you resurrect us by the power of your might. May you establish us as sons and daughters who obey the voice of your Spirit. In Jesus name, Amen.