I have been praying.
I have been a Christian for many many years.
And yet I don't believe I have yet encountered a clear revelation of how powerful Jesus dying on the cross actually is.
I "get it."
I understand why it happened.
But I have yet to gain a revelation. You know, a deep and heartfelt thankfulness and awe.
I embrace my salvation. I live in the freedom joyfully.
But I know there is a new depth that God is pressing me towards.
God's plan all along was Jesus.
Everything led to Jesus.
I am nothing... I would be merely a striving mess if it were not for Jesus sacrificing His life.
So why do I still strive... why do I not just rest.
Today Good Friday, I pray for a new found passion.
The payment for sin... is death.
He died for me.
He is my redeemer.
By His wounds I am healed.
The old has passed the new has come.
I am a new creation.
Hmmmm... may my focus lead me to Jesus' FINISHED work on the cross.
May my freedom alone be found in Jesus Christ son of the God most high!!!
I just read a beautiful quote by Christine Caine online
"There was something joyful on the other side of the cross that allowed Him to endure the shame & brutality of the cross - "us" #unfathomable"