Thursday, March 17, 2011

Jesus is Life

Oh God, You are my God. Earnestly I seek You. All of my Life is found in You. You are Life to me. You are the resurrection and the life. You give Your grace and beauty and love to the birds and flowers. How much more do You love me? How much more? I can’t even wrap my mind around the goodness and faithfulness and mercy You pour out in abundance. You’re so good, so so good to me!

The other night, I was crying out to God, interceding for my kids. I told God that I wanted these kids to KNOW Him, cry out to Him, turn to Him, look at Him, find HOPE in Him, find JOY amidst their circumstances, and that I wanted God to be EVERYTHING to them.

Do you know what God said in response to my prayer? He said, “Then that’s what you need to do. Show them how to love Me and pray to Me. They’re looking at you.”

Do you know how humbling that is? These kids are looking at me to see who God is. It just makes me yearn for Him all the more. There is so much more of Him that I haven’t even tasted yet. I want more. What I’ve tasted of the Almighty has been so good, but I want more of Him!

This week at Kids’ Club, the theme was “Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life.” We talked about how Jesus raised Lazarus from death to LIFE, and how He turns our mourning into dancing, and our tears of sorrow into JOY! (Ps. 30:11-12).

I spent a lot of time talking about the verse in John 11 that simply says, “Jesus wept.” I told the kids that Jesus cares a whole lot about every detail in their lives, and that He doesn’t ignore us when we’re sad, but that He sees our tears, and He cries with us. And then He brings LIFE to those dead places in us.

As we were praying afterwards, I asked the kids to tell God what they were thankful for. One girl said that she was thankful that Jesus is Life. That is huge. Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks. Because this little girl said that Jesus is life with her words, I know that her heart believes that it is true. Praise the Lord.

After Kids’ Club last night, a couple of us were eating together, and we started talking about how some of these kids are going to become Ministers. I got chills thinking about it. Pray that God consumes them like a fire.

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