Posts Tagged ‘hope’

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 Your membership to the ordinary has officially been revoked.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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8Mar

why being a lifesaver online matters

For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
~ II Corinthians 6:2, NIV

We’ve challenged you to pay attention to others who may be hurting online—to see the “post behind the post” and the “tweet behind the tweet.” Still, you may not be confident that if you reach out that you could in fact be  a lifesaver for another person. You might be asking yourself right now, “Me? A source of hope? Can God really use me to change the course of a person’s life?”

Here’s a powerful story about someone who did just that . . .


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2Feb

contagious compassion

Have A Heart

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

II Corinthians  4:16, NIV

Have you figured out yet the skies are alive with revelation and God’s purposes rolling out over wireless networks? Every day, people arise in the church with a message of hope, and social networks have fit nicely into God’s plan. Part of the plan includes God mobilizing His people to strengthen and support each other.

In our book, @stickyJesus: how to live out your faith online, Senior Pastor Steve BergerGrace Chapel, Leipers Fork, TN) shared his story with us and today we share it here with you.


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25Jan

Live Sticky: because your life carries His message

We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable power with us. – 2 Corinthians 4:7, The Message

It’s a big deal. A really big deal. When you #LiveSticky you resolve as a ransomed, redeemed disciple of Jesus Christ, to carry God’s message of hope to the world. Through your life God’s presence gets up-close-and-personal in the Land of Shiny Things.

So, if you are waiting for someone else (uh . . . like a pastor or a teacher) to show up and tell the people in your life about the hope of Christ—well, you may be sitting there for quite a while. God has tapped you to tell others about every measure of amazing grace He has let loose in your life. And He trusts you to do that even when you don’t trust yourself.


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