This morning as I reflected on the celebration of Easter, I thought about the hope Christ brings to our lives personally. Certainly His resurrection brings us the hope of heaven – and what a joyful hope that is! But Christ’s resurrection also means hope for us in our day to day existence, right here, right now. The same power that rose Jesus from the dead is at work in our lives. What joy and victory we have as believers in Christ!
As I continued to ponder the power of the resurrection, I began thinking about all the ways that I so desperately want to see the transforming power of Christ at work in this world. I wrote out a few thoughts that were heavy on my heart.
- I want to see broken families made whole again.
- I want children to grow up in healthy, happy and safe environments
- I want moms to know that they are valuable and loved by God.
- I want dads to recognize their important role in the family and look to God for strength.
- I want our youth to recognize that God has a plan and a purpose for their lives, and that they are equipped with unique gifts and talents to make a positive difference in this world.
- I want revival to breakout across our land, so that families find their foundation and strength in the transforming power of Christ.
- I want all people to know the love and forgiveness Christ brings, and I want all of us to reflect that love and forgiveness toward others.
So that’s my heart’s cry. That’s where my heart aches. What about you? Where does your heart ache? Perhaps a more positive way to say it is, where do you want to see the transforming power of Christ at work in this world? Will you join me in praying today and everyday for His resurrection power to bring hope to this nation and to our world?
”Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
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