The things God is behind……

Easter is over but at the same time it’s not! How can we go on from here as normal? There are things that must change. yes there is reflection, but that reflection must translate into something meaningful. There has been so much revelation I have got from Easter. I will hold it in my heart and make sure that revelation is acted upon. Today is a new day. Today, the day after Easter marks a new way of living, a new way of thinking and a new way of doing things. There is victory and there is hope! Will it be hard? Yes! But I can’t live my life the way I lived it before Easter….I just can’t! There is too much that I have been shown. I am accountable for the revelation I have been given.

Don’t let Easter just be a holiday! It is more than that…..
Anyway, that was a side note. That was not the main topic. On Saturday I read a scripture that really got me thinking. It is from Judges 14:3, 4 and it says,
His parents said to him, “Isn’t there a woman among the girls in the neighborhood of our people? Do you have to go get a wife from the uncircumsised Philistines? 
But Samson said to his father, “Get her for me. She’s the one I want – she’s the right one.”
(His father and mother had no idea that God was behind this, that He was arranging an opportunity against the Philistines. At the time the Philistines lorded it over Israel.)      Mesage.
As I read this passage a few things came to mind. Samson’s parent’s had no idea that Samson’s desire for a Philistine woman was part of God’s plan. He was behind that. But I think Samson had no idea as well. I don’t think he knew God gave him a desire for Philistine woman because it would lead to events that would lead to the down fall of the Philistines! He may have known, but I strongly think not.
But what does that mean? Could that mean there are things in our lives that are confusing and that look out of place that God is behind???
Samson’s parent’s must of been confused, and worried. But the fact remains, God was behind it. It didn’t seem like it, but He was.
God is behind a lot of things in your life. And it’s poosible you may not even have the slightest clue.God knew how He was going take down the Philistines. The parents didn’t. God knows how your life is going to take shape and you don’t but He want’s you to trust Him.
As I read this passage I was encouraged. Encouraged in the fact that God is in control of my life. Even with those things that don’t make sense at all. Now I know He is behind it all. Nothing is happening in my life just for the sake of happening. God is orchestrating all those things to meet an end, a good end!
That could be you. There may be things happening in your life that just don’t make sense at all! God may be behind it. Ask Him and seek answers. Did the parent’s eventually know the plan? I don’t know. They knew what the angel told them but did they know where their son’s desire would lead him too? Did they know it would lead to the deliverance of Israel? I don’t know. Let us trust God in the midst of confusing times. When things don’t happen as you expect, trust God! When something happens that confuses you trust God! He has a plan and His plan is always good.

The real meaning of Easter.

It’s Easter and i am meditating on what God did for me. He sent His Son to die for me. I was living with an eternal death sentence but He saved me. He chose me and laid His life down so i could be free. This is what Easter is about.

At this time i can hear him shout out, “IT IS FINISHED”! Easter is a time of completion. It marked the time when Jesus Christ completed His mission.
He endured much so I could be free.
I was the one who was meant to die for my sins.
I was the one who did the wrong but instead Jesus Christ took my place! He took my place knowing full well what would happen. He knew He would be crucified. He knew He would be beaten and mocked. He knew He would be detested by people. He knew He would be whipped and beaten beyond recognition and yet He still died for you and me. He still took our place.
It is like an innocent man taking the place of someone on deathrow! That is unheard of! So we need to thank Jesus for what He has done.

But in this time a lot of people think Easter is about the Easter bunny and easter eggs and hot cross buns. But that is not it. Those things complement the meaning of Easter but they are not reason for Easter. The real reason behind Easter is Jesus Christ. He is the Son of God and He is calling you. He wants to have a relationship with you. All you need to do is accept Him into your life. Ask Him to come and live in your heart. It’s not too late for you. He loves you.

It’s ok to have easter eggs and it’s ok to eat hot cross buns but don’t miss the real meaning of Easter.
Easter is an amazing time. My desire is that you would come to know Him. And not just know about Him but to accept Him into your life. He is waiting for you to invite Him into your life.

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he [will eat] with Me. Revelation 3:20

That is what Jesus Christ is saying to you.

Happy Easter!