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