A wonderful post by Jean Fischer on her Something to Write Home About blog. It’s a pleasure to share it with you.
Jesus died because he allowed himself to die: he offered up his spirit. He had completed what God had called him to do! Can we do that? Can we accomplish what God wants to do through us? I believe with the help of the Holy Spirit we can (2 Corinthians 3:17-18). But one of the great promises we have is that the Spirit will not leave us — death does not separate us from our Lord and the Holy Spirit who was involved in Jesus’ resurrection will also be active in our own resurrection.
Father, thank you! Thank you for Jesus and the price he paid! Thank you for the Spirit who lives in me and is working to make me more like Jesus every day. Thank you for the Spirit who is your ongoing presence in me who will give life to my mortal body that is subject to decay. In Jesus’ name I praise you. Amen.
FROM SPIRITFIRE – http://www.heartlight.org/spiritfire/html/0826-spiritfire.html
Wanted to share the Splashesofjoy blog with you today. This book sounds so loving.
About the Book
For many people the idea that God likes us as individuals, just as we are, is often an unfamiliar concept, while rejection–by a partner, one’s parents, an employer, or friends–is a fact of life.
This book encourages readers to embrace the truth of a personal God with whom we do not need to struggle to gain recognition, a God who intervenes and acts on our behalf, a God who knows our names!
Each of the six chapters contains two stories dealing with situations of rejection. The first story concerns an individual from the Bible, explaining how God stepped in to change his or her situation, thus revealing how important the individual was to him.
The second, connecting story tells of a present day individual in similar circumstances and how God again positively intervened. These are …
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