April fools? I hope not. I hope there isn't anyone out there fool enough not to believe in a Savior! How often do we praise our Lord and thank Him for choosing us as His children? I would guess, not often enough. Easter is approaching and with all the hype of Easter eggs and candy, I want to remind all of us that Easter is a time to celebrate our Savior.
Now, I love to make Easter eggs and buy candy for the kids. It's a special time of year for me. With this season comes the renewal of life and many splendored things. But, we must also remember what it truly is. We need to make sure that our children understand what Christ did for all of us. He hung on a cross so that we could be with Him for eternity!
It brings me to my knees when I think about His sacrifice for me. No matter what I am going through, if I take a minute to think about Christ on that fateful day; I am humbled that He loved me so much that He gave His life for me. There are few heroes today and there are even fewer that are willing to sacrifice their lives to save someone. Recently, I read in the paper about a US soldier that gave his life for an Afghanistan girl. She was a child and without thinking, he pushed her out of the way and lost his life in the balance. That was an act of courage and true sacrifice. That's what Jesus did for us! He laid His life down for all mankind and only asked for our love in return. Wow! And we complain!
As women we must envision Christ's sacrifice for us and help the one's we love to understand it. We are more emotional creatures and I believe God made us that way so that we could show compassion to the world. So let's unite today and ask the Lord of our lives to help us educate the lost, love the unloveable and pray for the degenerate. Let's not give up on those wounded souls and let's raise our children to believe without a shadow of a doubt, that He died on a cross and rose again!
It's time for us to be bold ladies! We are in a battle for the next generation and Christ will use us if we can put Him first. We are scattered like sheep, residing in different parts of the world, but we have the same heartbeat, His! Just because we speak different languages and live in different cultures, doesn't mean we can't come together as a group and praise our King! He didn't come just for the white people. He came for every color and every tongue. He wants us all and I am so glad He wanted me!
Join with me today and ask the Lord to guide us to the lost. We need to ask for His Holy help so that we can be strong all over the world. We must unite as one body and ask Him to come into our lives and the lives of women everywhere. Today is the day that the Lord has made! Let's rejoice in His sacrifice and leave no stone unturned. We are His women and through the Holy Spirit, He can unite us and make us strong warriors for Him. Join me in asking Him to come and be with us on this journey! Praise be to the Lord our God who was and is and is to come!
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Matthew 27: 45-50 NKJV
Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?" Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said, "This Man is calling for Elijah!" Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink. The rest said, "Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to save Him." And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.
Mighty is the Lamb! There is no greater love than the love our Savior has for us. We need to know how much He loved us. He was a lamb slain for our sins and we owe Him everything. We should remember these last words and praise Him for His love!
My prayer today:
Oh Lord, we come before you women that love you. Please help us unite in You. Teach us Your ways so that we can teach others. Thank you for sacrificing Your life so that we can be with You. It is a privilege to be part of Your army and we ask that You would protect our sisters all over the world. There are countries where they are in danger and I ask Your mighty hand on their lives. We are Your chosen and I ask that You would guide us and keep us all of our days. We love you Lord with all our hearts and souls. AMEN