1Apr

The Most Amazing Monday

resurrection, sharing Christ online, evangelism, Internet Evangelism Day, Toni Birdsong[repost]

by Toni Birdsong
It’s Monday. Again. With John Wayne grit, you point both barrels straight ahead determined to “get through” another week.

But before you agree to give into the grind, think about this:

Because of Sunday, your Mondays will never—ever—be the same. The glow of Resurrection day is on your face and it’s not coming off. You can’t pack it away with the pastels or expect to move through this world unnoticed, or unchanged.

You’ve been to the tomb. And it was empty.

You’ve experienced Him. And that encounter has forever blown your cover. Your membership to the ordinary has officially been revoked.

Expect Him today. He will whisper to your heart, so try to be quiet. He will sing over you, so don’t hesitate to fling your heart wide open. He will move you.

Because He died, you will live. And live. And live. Because He rose, you too will rise today—to second chances, do-overs, and new dreams.

A million Mondays can’t silence the thunder of that one Sunday or stifle the joy as you lifted your voice with the angels to sing, “Hosanna, Hosanna!”

No power on earth can eclipse what happened that day—a day that changed the composition of every other day to come.

For all you endured Lord, may I never forfeit the joy of the moment to “get through” another day. You brought me up from the grave, O Lord, you kept me from falling into the pit of death. Resurrection power has been spoken into my marrow. Let that miracle radically change . . . absolutely everything. May I unwrap this day with trembling, grateful, worship-worn hands.

Thank you God for your son and the Love that rescued me for the glory contained in this most amazing Monday. Amen.

How are you preserving your Resurrection Day glow?

Post/Tweet this today:
You’ve been to the tomb. And it was empty. Live boldly in light of the Resurrection . . . every day. #LiveSticky

 

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  • http://outoftheclosetintothelight.blogspot.com Cecilia Marie

    During church services yesterday, I received a personal revelation. One I had been missing for a long time. When all things are said and done, a lot of things I held as priorities don’t really matter. What matters is Him. Yes, that simple. If I focus solely on Him and doing as He asks, the rest will fall in place. All of it. Not necessarily to my advantage according to worldly view, but to my spiritual advantage, and that is most important. You are right. This Monday and every Monday here after are not just days to get through. They are simply another day to be in His presence, doing what He asks. Good thoughts, for this Monday morning. Thank you for sharing.

  • Doug Hopkins

    Great post. I’ve already shared it with a few friends going thru the Monday blahs. Thanks for the reminder of what Easter really means and the encouragement to not minimize it.

  • Rachelhauck

    Toni, what a great, joyous post! Thank you!

  • http://tinamats.com Tina

    Amen. Thanks for this post. :)

  • Barbara Collins†

    My resurrection Sunday has leaked over into my Monday as I am blessed yet again. Even though my tired war torn body did not get too much sleep last night for some unknown reason, my Monday has started and is continuing to be great. Thanks for a great message.
    Kindest regards,
    b†
    @madreminutes

  • Anonymous

    “May I unwrap this day with trembling, grateful, worship-worn hands.” This entire post was beautiful. I needed it.
    Thank you!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for sharing the joy of the greatest moment to ever invade the planet! Just say “no” to Monday blahs!

  • Anonymous

    Barbara, I pray your body “rise” up restored and whole and that you unleash a tidal wave of worship today! XOXO

  • Anonymous

    Wow Cecilia – amazing insight. Thanks for sharing the way God opened your eyes yesterday. The picture you painted reminds me of the song: Turn Your Eyes . . . “and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.”

    Thanks for sharing. Have an exceptional week! :)

  • http://www.beckums.blogspot.com Becky

    What a great post!! One of my FB friend posted your link today so I checked it out. :) I actually went to high school with you (good ‘ol CHHS). I will check back often and will keep you in my prayers as you remain “sticky” for Him!! May the Lord richly bless you for your ministry. Thanks for the encouragement today!!

  • Anonymous

    Hey Becky! I’m so excited you connected the dots and ended up here. I love your blog (http://www.beckums.blogspot.com/) and can’t wait to dig deeper. Your family is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for your prayers, its noisy online and prayers calm the storm and move God’s hand. XOXOX

  • http://www.wimpsforchrist.com M. Smith

    I am preserving my Resurrection Day glow with song. Sunday we did a praise dance to “They Didn’t Know” by Kurt Carr and Third Days “Thief” and the worship band performed Phil Wickham’s True Love. The music and the lyrics for those song move me and remind me what “easter” is really about, 365/24/7.

  • Anonymous

    Amen to that – i love that you posted those songs, I can hear them in my head. Let’s keep that hummmm going!

  • http://stevesimms.wordpress.com/ Steve Simms

    What a great attitude toward Monday! Maybe one day we’ll all love Monday!

  • http://www.techbulk.com/ Bhanu

    happy christmas guys christmas greetigs