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Success comes through hard work. But some people worked all their lives tirelessly to reach the top of the ladder of success only to find it is leaning against the wrong wall.

Matthew 6:33 New King James Version (NKJV)

33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

The angel rolled the stone away; the tomb is empty


April 21, 2019, is designated as Resurrection Sunday. On this day, Christians all over the world commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But, despite what the critics say, Jesus’ resurrection was not a myth. He has risen, and the tomb is empty.

After more than two thousand years, scientists have yet to unearth any remains that they have verified as that of the crucified Christ.

That the tomb is empty speaks volume. It means Jesus has risen from the dead and the Christian faith is on solid rock. Hence, the argument that the disciples stole the body is hogwash.

Besides, John, the disciple whom Jesus loved was the only one who witnesses the crucifixion. The rest went into hiding. Furthermore, the Romans had doubled the security around the tomb. Plus, they placed a large stone at the entrance of the tomb.

Matthew 28 New King James Version (NKJV)
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28 Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone [a]from the door, and sat on it. His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men.


But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; th

ere you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.”
So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy andgrant to bring

His disciples’ word.

The Holy Spirit can make your impossibilities possible


Wouldn’t it be amazing if people would walk up to us and say I see Jesus in you? I believe that is how Jesus wants us to live our lives.

The woman whom Jesus met at Jacob’s well was so impressed with him that she could not compose herself. She ran around telling everybody she met the following:

John 4:29 New International Version (NIV)
29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?”

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It may seem impossible for a human being who was born in sin and shaped in iniquity to be like Christ. But it is not beyond our reach. Jesus expects us to do what he did and even greater.

John 14:12 New Living Translation (NLT)
12 “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, …

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Jesus wants us to continue the work he started. But we cannot do it on our own. We need the Holy Spirit to help and guide us.

Therefore, if we gave the Holy Spirit a suitable place to dwell, he will make our impossibilities possible.

Note to Jesus


Dear Jesus, I know I am one of many sheep in Your pasture. But the reason I call today is to say thanks for how You’ve loved and tenderly cared for me.

Your grace toward me cannot be measured. And your mercies are endless. Teach me how to honor You with all areas of my life. Help me not to forget where You brought me from.

I am your child forever
Noel

How to showcase God’s love


We showcase God’s love when we are willing to help others without any prompting. Some of us can give a good speech about God’s love. But when it comes to demonstrating God’s love, we fall short.

The gospel according to 1John 3:18 states:

Let us not love with words or speech but with action and in truth.

Waving the white flag too early


Sometimes we are faced with overwhelming situations that require great courage, but instead of facing our giant we wave the white flag. Then, we walked away from such circumstances feeling dejected and abandoned. So, we blame God.

Lack of courage can be the difference between success and failure

 Goliath, the Philistine giant, was a brute of a man. People everywhere feared him. A mere glimpse at this giant caused soldiers to shake in their boots. No one dared to face him. In one encounter with the Philistine army, the entire Israeli army surrendered without raising an arm.

Then came a scrawny teenage shepherd boy named David. He would challenge and defeat Goliath. David might have been naive, but he was confident that the God who helped him defended his sheep from predators would help him fight Goliath. All David needed to do was to find the courage to challenge and duel a man many times his size.

Friends, often, it’s not the size of our problem that is setting us back. It is our lack of courage and our defeatist attitude.

Deuteronomy 31:6 New International Version (NIV)
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

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