Thursday, January 24, 2013

Why Look for the Living Amongst the Dead?

Luke 24:5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the livng among the dead?"

Jesus' promise to us is that he came to give us life and life more abundantly. As Christians, we are supposed to be experiencing the Zoe life, that life that is full and vibrant. but many times believers settle for life that is devoid of light and lacks fulfillment, not because God doesn't want us to have it but because we have been looking in the wrong places. You cannot find life amongst the dead.

The Disciples were at the graveyard looking for Jesus' body after he had been crucified. Two Angels met them there and asked them why they were looking for Jesus when he was alive? I think the problem was that the disciples assumed that Jesus was dead so they went to a dead place. What assumptions are we under that keep us hanging out in dead places?

1. We assume that God is no longer actively involved in our day to day activity so we settle for dead places when in actuality God wants you to be experiencing new life. God is a God of New Mercies. Morning by morning, new mercies i see.

2. We assume that Jesus wants us to hang out in dead places until he comes back. The angels sent the disciples away from the graveyard to go tell the other disciples that Jesus was alive. What dead places do you need to leave so that you can go tell others that Jesus is still very much alive.

3. We assume that just because he's not there physically that he is not relevant spiritually. Jesus had to appear to the disciples to let them know that he is still alive. Sometimes, it is only when we gather together in "Living" Rooms that the Living Spirit of Christ shows up. That is why you should show up every Sunday to get a Live Experience of Jesus after being around dead people all week.

Dear God,

This morning i'm seeking a fresh expereince with you. I'm looking forward to experiencing your presence in my life this morning so that I can begin to live the abundant life that you promised me.

In Jesus Name,




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