My goal is to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, assuming that I will somehow reach the resurrection from among the dead. —Philippians 3:10-11
“What if we lived everyday in resurrection perspective? Instead of waking up thinking of all we need to do today, let’s wake up thinking of what He’s already done today. Instead of focusing on what was, let’s focus on what is. Instead of being stuck on what has died, let’s start with Who is alive. Instead of starting with ‘I’m trapped in fear’, let’s start with ‘I’m going to step out in faith.’”
I read these words today by Pastor Louie Giglio and they made me really ponder. How often am I focused on what was instead of what is? It’s quite easy to do. There’s no fear of the past.
I can’t think of a better time than Lent to really reflect on this. There have been lots of things in the past that I can stay fixated on. But when that happens, we lose focus on Jesus. We cannot really embrace our resurrection power if we are clinging to fears and failures of our worldly life. Quite frankly, we have to choose.
Jesus Christ paid the price for all humanity’s sins. He took them all upon himself. And then he conquered death so we may live! Why would any of us choose to ignore the resurrection power within us? Isn’t it time to say “Yes, Jesus, I choose you!!”?