He is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Hallelujah!
It's Easter Monday and today I want to share with you some reflections on power. On the cross of Good Friday and in the empty tomb of Easter Sunday we see ultimate power on display.
Power over death! Power over life!
There are almost a dozen verses in the Bible that reference the power of God by referring to God as a Lion. Check out Hosea 11:10, Jeremiah 50:44, Revelation 5:5.
I love the image of God as a lion. He is majestic and powerful. Fierce and somehow peace.
I homeschool our two oldest daughters, ages 9 and 7. My favorite part of homeschooling is sitting together on the couch or on the patio reading novels. We have many favorites: The Boxcar Children, Doctor Do-Little, Little House on the Prairie, and Dolphin Adventure to name a few. This winter we started my most favorite series, The Chronicles of Narnia. We are currently halfway through the third book, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. There are many reasons we love Narnia. Narnia has lots of adventure, a comical narrator, memorable characters and lands... But most of all Aslan. Aslan entrances and captures us.
He is a lion. The Lion. He is the very character of God in the Narnia books. My skin tingles and my voice chokes when I read aloud the passages about Him. He is strong, valiant, and majestic. He is also kind and gentle with a confident peace. He is powerful. He is power.
God is our power. And such a good power! He is a good, good God! He is for us! His power is to love and protect. He can be trusted.
This power also requires our bowing, our submission, our surrender. We trust in our God's power! Read these verses for more proof of God's power: Jeremiah 10:!2, Zephaniah 3:17, 1 Corinthians 6:14.
How is God inviting you into His power today? How may your weakness or brokenness today be an opportunity for God's power to be revealed? Who is in control? What do you need to let go of and surrender?
In your own words, tell God that you trust His power today. Contact me for a partner to help you align yourself with God and His purposes; to help you grow in your awareness of God's call in your life!
Your Coach, Anne Marie
Be strong in the Lord, in his mighty power!
~ Ephesians 6:10