Lord of this hour

Jesus is Lord of my life.

There are times, though, that I subtly take back the power and authority I have given Him. I step out in faith of me, rather than trust in God. It’s easy to compartmentalize my heart and then conveniently overlook what is tucked in the shadows. I take back what I owe Him, trying to better organize or clean up the mess myself, as if I could do a better job.

Surrender is a daily decision. Though my salvation is complete and eternal, the fullness of God’s peace and depths of His grace can only be experienced when I am entirely living under Christ’s lordship.

I want to wake up saying, Jesus, be my Lord today. Be Lord over my words, my attitudes, my reactions. Be the Lord of my long to-do list, and my responsibility to nurture and invest in the children You’ve entrusted to me. Be the Lord of my marriage and my workplace. Be the Lord over my thought-life and my temptations. Be the Lord of this home and the ministries you’ve given for me to serve.

Be Lord over every detail and every dream.

Jesus is the Lord of my life, but I can’t only depend on Him to be in charge of my future. I need Jesus to be Lord of this very hour, this exact moment.

I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;
No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.

I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee;
Oh, bless me now, my Savior,
I come to Thee.

I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby;
Temptations lose their pow’r when Thou art nigh.

I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain;
Come quickly and abide, or life is vain.

I need Thee every hour; teach me Thy will;
And Thy rich promises in me fulfill.

I need Thee every hour, most Holy One;
Oh, make me Thine indeed, Thou blessed Son.

I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee;
Oh, bless me now, my Savior,
I come to Thee.

Happy Easter!

Our 2 Weeks 2 the Cross Easter wall

Our 2 Weeks 2 the Cross Easter wall

Thank you for joining my family in our 2 Weeks 2 the Cross journey! We have had an amazing 14 days focusing on the cross and the incredible love of Jesus.

Early Christians would great each other in this way: one would say “He is risen!” and the other would respond, “He is risen indeed!”. Jesus’s victory would begin every conversation. It would be in the center of their thoughts. There was nothing better to begin an interaction!

I wonder when this tradition began to fade. What if the resurrection of Jesus Christ was the hallmark of all our conversations today? What if Jesus was on the forefront of our minds as we opened our mouths to speak? It would transform our words, attitudes and actions!

The earth-quaking message that Jesus is alive is meant to be shared! The resurrection is for each of us—giving us hope and power to live abundantly! Jesus is alive!!

Happy Easter from my family to yours! May the forgiveness that is ours because of the cross, and the resurrection that transforms our lives be ever on our minds and hearts.

Me and my Easter blessings!

Me and my Easter blessings!