Hello Everybody! Happy Resurrection Sunday! He is Risen! 😀
I have missed blogging for a while. Honestly, the past few weeks have been challenging for me. I’ve been wanting to write but have been finding it really hard to for several reasons. It’s been insanely busy at work for me and I’ve had some ups and downs and I think the stress has affected me on an emotional and spiritual level that I battled many moments of depression, and moments where I felt high just dropped to serious lows. I also haven’t been sleeping all that well either with nightmares just piling up on me on top of all the stuff I’ve had to do. I’ve been drowning with negative thoughts and I know that what I’m facing is spiritual warfare and that I’m having mind battles with work and my ministry. I think only worship music gives me peace at such difficult times so I saturate my soul in worship.
Sometimes I wonder if I’m on the right track at all, but I know that this forces me to stay truly reliant towards God when I feel weak, tired and beat up with negative thoughts and emotions. I’m smiling on the outside but screaming on the inside. I call this battle fatigue. Sometimes, the strength one can only muster is increasing their faith in the One who can handle all these issues by casting your burdens unto the Lord. I feel like that is the only thing I can do to keep moving forward. I appreciate any prayers of intercession on my behalf and thank you all in advance, everybody 🙂 .
My favourite scripture that keeps me moving forward is from Philippians 3:13-14 – 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
God is still amazing to me and that’s why I have to trust Him more. On a positive note, I went and watched Batman vs Superman this weekend because I’m a superheros fan growing up reading DC/Marvel comics since I was in my diapers (ok I’m exaggerating here) but the movie was all out awesome! 😀 I thought I would be disappointed, but it was off the hook. I totally recommend y’all to watch it if you’re a fan like myself. 😀
So the movie got me thinking, people love the concept of a “Saviour” that saves people from evil and in this movie you have 3 characters that have the “Saviour” characteristics intertwined in their identity which are Batman, Superman and the introduction to the lovely Wonder Woman. *woot woot* 😀
Why do people love the concept of a Saviour? Although I love these superhero characters, they all have weaknesses. I won’t add spoilers to this blog post so do not worry, but what I will say is that Superman’s weakness is Kryptonite and Batman is a mortal that can die. They may have supernatural strength and abilities to do the impossible, but the truth is, they can all die. This brings me to my next point that I shared with the members in my church today; as amazing as these imaginary superheros are at playing the “Saviour” for mankind, they can all die. They cannot defeat death. They maybe able to evade it masterfully at times, but they cannot defeat death itself. They fight many super villains, but they still cannot conquer Death.
There is Good news though everybody! We serve a Saviour that defeated Death and His name is Jesus Christ. 🙂
Jesus shows us that through His resurrection, that not even a stone can keep Him from rising up on the third day. The grave Stone rolled away shows us that death is symbolic of every situation, limitation, challenge that you face in your life. Certain dreams that you may have had are probably still buried inside of you due to discouragement, trauma, disappointment etc, but God is saying today, that: “Look at my Son, He can roll away every limitation, every disappointment, every discouragement, every dead dream or any dead thing that is in your life and resurrect it back to life with His power.”
The only thing you need to do is BELIEVE.
I can tell you that I have struggled to believe God in certain areas in my life and in some cases I still continue to struggle with those areas, but this revelation about the stone rolling away gave me hope to believe that those things that I’ve buried in my heart can resurrect and be brought back to life. Some of you may have many dormant dreams that have yet to be realized, but allow God to roll away the stone of discouragement, the stone that tries to keep all these promises that He has for you locked away in your heart from becoming a reality. Ask God to roll away this stone that is operating in your life from allowing a dream to become a true reality.
When Jesus was buried, many people thought that that was the end. Mary and Martha who were followers were discouraged to see the grave empty, but that was the true Victory of Jesus. Death had lost its power of all God’s people. Death had lost its sting.
“O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?”
So my encouragement to you who is reading is that Resurrection is not just about the fact that Jesus rose from the dead, but that He lives inside of you and you now know that the power that works inside of you is able to resurrect dead things back to life. You can now operate with unlimited potential and power to make any dream become a reality. Jesus is saying, that “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” This Way, this Truth and this Life is inside of you so you have everything you need to roll away any stone of limitation in your life to make what seemed impossible to become possible, Amen! 🙂
Jesus’ Resurrection is about making the impossible possible for all mankind. No Superhero has that power except Jesus Christ. That’s why we must give God the highest praise. He is an awesome God! 😀
Here is a song by Elevation Worship called Resurrecting. I pray that it blesses your spirit today. God bless you everybody. 😀