What does Easter mean to you? Is it a time of celebration, a gathering of friends and family? A day of relaxation, a religious day or does it have a more significant meaning? Many people will only darken the doors of a church for Easter and Christmas as to pay homage to God and maybe gather some brownie points with him on judgement day. Or to teach their children that we honor God at these times, well what about the rest of the time?
Easter to me means total reverence to God. Complete respect and humility for dieing on the cross for me, for my sins. Lately, I have been awakened to the Lord calling me. I don't mean with an audible voice but in my heart, in my spirit. He is trying to awaken me to get my heart right with him. No, I'm not out robbing banks, but my heart has become way to comfortable in this world, I have unforgiveness in my heart. I judge people and look down at them to myself and with friends sometimes. I lust for things I shouldn't. I want $$$ so I can get something for me that I don't need. I flip the channel to a mindless show when the "Feed the Children" commercial comes on. I have a hard heart.
All these things are hard to admit to you. I want you to think that I am perfect. I am such a Godly Christian woman. I do little sins, but doesn't everybody? Not ones that will send me, well you no where. God is calling us to become holy, not next week, or month or year...NOW. If you haven't noticed, everyone is talking about the end times...everyone, in all nations. God is preparing our hearts for his coming, which I believe is soon. So I write this not to rebuke anyone but to encourage you to prepare the way for the coming of the Lord, it is soon. Are you ready? May you find rest in His love, forgiveness from His cross, hope for His coming.........soon! Ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins today! He loves you and is waiting to take you in His arms. Amen