Happy President’s Day Monday!
We are well into the first week of Lent. I didn’t grow up with Lent, so I guess it doesn’t mean the same to me as it does to someone who has embraced it all of their life. What it does mean to me though is a time of meditation. A time spent contemplating what Jesus Christ went through during His final days on earth, His death and His resurrection.
When all is said and done though, I think the really important thing we have to remember is the “why” and the result. He died and then was resurrected to save us. He is my strength and my guide. He is my Father and my all and all.
What is He to you? How do you relate to Him? Is He the one you turn to?
I pretty well know the story by heart, but at this time of year, it is so real and my heart is almost overcome by the tremendous sacrifice and at the same time, overjoyed at the outcome! If you ever feel unloved, stop and think about how very loved you are that Jesus gave His life! For you and for me.
In His light,
The Daniel Plan
He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. —Isaiah 9:6 NIV
Is he your Wonderful Counselor, the one who guides you in how to live your life?
Is he your Mighty God, the one you turn to for strength?
Is he your Everlasting Father, the head of your family who gives you your sense of identity?
Is he your Prince of Peace, your source of safety and wholeness?
Can you say to him, “Mighty God, here I am. I’m yours. I want to have complete faith in you. Help me to see you for all you are.”
Pastor Rick says “You take the wheel from here, Lord, you call the shots. Be the CEO of my life, become the chairman of the board. I’m putting a sign up that says I am under new management.” Is Jesus in charge of your life? Is he managing your pursuit of a healthy lifestyle? What would you like to put him in charge of today?
Food for Thought: God is our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. He longs for us to draw near to him in the fullness of who he is.