Easter has ended, and so too have our festivities in our homes and churches. But that doesn’t mean that the message of Easter shouldn’t stay with us, transform our lives, and fuel our faith each …
Easter has ended, and so too have our festivities in our homes and churches. But that doesn’t mean that the message of Easter shouldn’t stay with us, transform our lives, and fuel our faith each and every day of the year. Easter is not something to celebrate on a single day (or week) and then move on from. The truth and meaning of Easter must be something that we carry with us all year round. There is a power there that can, and will, transform our very lives and help us to walk in a vibrant and life-giving relationship with God.
Romans 8:9-11 reads, “But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God. The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.”
This scripture is extremely powerful. It reminds us that the very same Spirit and power of God that raised Christ from the dead lives in us! If we follow Jesus in this life and are counted among the believers, we have the power of the Holy Spirit within us. This is the power that allows us to transcend our sinful human nature. It’s the power that allows us to be carry the good news of the Gospel.
As a child of God, don’t let a single day go by without considering the true power of the Easter message in your life. Jesus died for us and was resurrected, thus breaking the power of sin and death over our lives. That’s a message that’s important each and every day and NOT just on Easter. Let this be a message that you not only carry with you all year long, but that you share with every person that you can so they too can experience the life-altering truth of a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
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