“Ruin your appetite with stuff and you have no appetite for Christ.” – Ann
Today, I’m feeling hungry.
Hungry for more of the life I know is mine in Christ, but a life I don’t always live.
How do I ready my heart for the coming King?
It’s in the daily confessing my need and my heart and my struggle and my desperation before Him.
When I think about the Easter season, I’m reminded that before the glory of Easter Sunday, death must happen. Before the resurrection, the burial in a tomb.
And I’m asking God this morning to help me do that, because sometimes I am overwhelmed by the weight of my own mess and failure.
“She who knows her sins much, loves much, and the road to heaven is paved with the realization that I deserve hell. His rising will be all my joy, because I know it in the marrow of the bones: He is all my hope.” – Ann Voskamp
So, Lord, I’m asking that you become greater. That my old self would be buried and that you would allow me to experience anew the miracle of being raised to new life again.
That is the life I want to live.
That is the life I’m so hungry for.
Not a life lived in the shadow of the grave but the resurrected life, possible only by Your blood, Your Spirit.
The eternal life, not the so easily life stirred and rocked by the temporary.
The question for us is do we believe today.
Do we believe he can raise us to new life?
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” – John 11:25-26
photo from my first Guatemala trip, by Michele Lyn