Being Woven

After Easter Comes What?

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“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”  Galatians 2:20

After Easter…how do I live?  Do I go back to ways that forget what the Crucified Christ means to me and how His resurrection affects me?

Easter is central to my Christian beliefs.  His crucifixion is very difficult for me and yet His resurrection is resplendent.  Easter is a beautiful remembrance of all Christ did for me over 2,000 years ago and Who He is to me now.  I want to live intentionally and thoughtfully in regards to what it means to be a person of the Resurrection in my world all year.  I want to continuously experience the Presence of the Living Christ.  I want to then walk in His Presence before others.

Yet, I seem to still be in the womb so much of the time, afraid to come out.  (As a baby in my mother’s womb, I did not want to exit then either!  Mom said her labor was hard and long.  “You just fought,” she said.)  Christ holds me near as I learn to walk in His Light more and more.  I must come out from the womb, that darkness.  I am to do His will on roads, in cafes, in hospital rooms, in homes…the world.  This is not a doable calling from a safe, warm womb.  

He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of His people He will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken.  Isaiah 25:8 ESV

As a person of the Resurrection, I would like to believe that my life shines Christ for others to see, hear, and read, sensing that they have touched the Living Christ, the Hand of God.  Sometimes, this is true, but not always, to be sure.  I want to be less of Linda and more of Christ with each moment.  I am continuously being woven into the tapestry that will be perfect in Eternity…one.thread.at.a.time.

Easter brings HOPE.  As a person of the Resurrection, I pray I am able to offer the beauty of HOPE to a world that finds reasons all around for despair, fear, and hopelessness.

Being a person of the Resurrection allows me to live under the umbrella of God’s GRACE and MERCY.  I accept His forgiveness, offered to me in love.  I pray, too, that I may give these generously.

Easter is all about LOVE“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”  John 3:16  As a person of the Resurrection, I desire to love from His heart, to give from His hand, and share the LORD through my actions, words, love, and life.  May this LOVE cause me to be open and caring towards others. 

As a person of the Resurrection, I do know that the Holy Spirit has come upon me.  I also know that my humanness squelches Him under the Linda that thinks she needs to be in control. Forgive me, LORD.  Please forgive me.  

As a person of the Resurrection, I no longer live in the dark, but carry the Light of Jesus within me as I share light in a dark world.

Delightful Daffodils

God, make me Yours wholly.  Give me courage and strength to be the Linda You desire of me.  Give me wisdom that I would have Your Words and the openness to share Your Truth.   I want to be one of Your people of the Resurrection each and every day, walking in faith.  As You continue to grow me, may I spread hope, love, grace, mercy, and light through Your Truth.  Thank You for giving me life through the death and resurrection of Your One and Only Son, Christ Jesus.  You truly are gracious towards me, Father.  May I carry a Daffodil of peace with me, LORD, wherever I go.  Daffodils just seems to be filled with hope, joy, love, and beauty, all that You are Abba Father.  In the Name of Your Son, I pray.  Amen.

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Daffodils: http://www.wallpaperslot.com/wallpaper-delightful-daffodils-21200.php

14 Comments

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog today. So nice to read your inspiring posts. I also hope in Jesus’ return!

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  2. Love your encouragement to carry the promises of the resurrection with us every single day. So important to cling to His truth, grace, mercy and love and celebrate them in our own lives and extend them to others. Thanks for sharing your heart, Linda. Glad to be your neighbor at #heartencouragement

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  3. mareedee2016

    Beautiful and inspiring to live loved and striving to represent Christ all of the time.

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  4. Yes Lord, give me hope and the courage and strength to be wholly who you have made me to be. Amen Thank you Linda for the prayer at the end and also reminder of how to live after the Resurrection – as lights of the world carrying peace and hope to those in need! Thank you for linking up with #TuneInThursday today! I am so blessed to have you linking up your posts as part of the community.

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  5. Amen!
    I love the prayers you shared here today. This is a call to focus and remain on the message of the cross. Resurrection means so much to us and not just at Easter!
    Thank you Linda.
    God Bless

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  6. Thanks for taking me back to the beauty of Easter and His resurrection! I think we can all relate to the hope we have to walk in the light but to the fear as well. Blessings to you for sharing these reflections:)

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  7. We are Resurrection children! Living in HIS victory over death every.single.day! Visiting from Meg’s.

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  8. Yes, Linda. I try to live out the miracle of resurrection every day. We need to keep the joy of our salvation fresh in our minds. Then we are ready to lean on God with our everyday troubles. Thanks! Be blessed!

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  9. Your light shines brightly, my friend. May we all be people of the Resurrection – shining His Light to the lost world. Amen.

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  10. debwilson2

    “As a person of the Resurrection, I no longer live in the dark, but carry the Light of Jesus within me as I share light in a dark world” Amen, Linda.

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  11. Great reflections here! So true that Easter should make a difference to how we live and the light and hope we have to share should shine out in our interactions with others. Visiting from God-Sized Dreams.

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  12. elizabethfstewart

    BLESSED EASTER to you Linda! You are a faithful light here in the online world and a great encouragement.

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  13. Linda, thank you so much for sharing Jesus’ light, love and mercy with your readers. Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter.

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  14. Dear Linda,
    I love that title, to be an “Easter person.” And daffodils are one of my favorite flowers also. They speak of such hope and cheer to me. Thank you for these thoughts that point to keeping the light of our Lord’s Resurrection alive in our hearts throughout the year! Blessings to you!

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