Day 64: Lazarus (March 5)

I keep having a vision of the Lord standing outside of a tomb, like the one belonging to Lazarus.  I hear Him saying, “Lazarus, come forth!”

During these past several weeks, I hope you have begun to feel alive in places where you, maybe, haven’t felt alive in a long time….or possibly ever.  But have you started walking out life differently yet?  Have you taken steps to spread your new-found wings and explore the freedom of being awake?  Are you fully embracing the healing work God has been fashioning inside of you?

I feel the Lord saying that it’s important to begin this new week with an acknowledgment of His goodness and take some time to enjoy what He’s done so far.  Throughout this coming week, we will again move toward different facets of forgiveness, those days can be hard, so let’s just bask in the Light of His good works for today.

“Lazarus, come forth!!”, I hear the Savior calling.  I see you stepping out of the cave and into the Light.  You place a hand above your eyes because the Light is so bright. It’s time to let your eyes adjust.  Stretch your legs and begin to explore the newness.  He has a lot in store for you.  He’s ready to help you learn how to walk now.  Running and flying will come.  Isn’t it exciting to know you have a renewed future to match that renewed mind?! Don’t worry that the work isn’t completely done, He knows how much renovation you can endure at one time.  It’s different for each person, but one of the keys I have learned is, we are to fully enjoy and be thankful for all forward motion in our lives.

Come alive sweet one!  Let yourself take a minute and embrace what it is to feel again.  Where survival had numbed your spirit, let full life and feeling wash over. It’s OK to feel.  We were created to feel.  Don’t be afraid of it.

Now, let’s turn our eyes and focus on Jesus.  What has He done for you?  Even in the smallest details of your life…..count your blessings one by one.  Taking time to fully acknowledge His hand in your details.

Keeping an attitude of gratitude is paramount in our walk with Jesus.

God, thank You for the redeeming works your doing in my heart.  Thank You for working in places I had not thought of in so long.  Thank You for working all things together for my good.  Thank You for being my Faithful Father.  I adore You.  Look into my heart and let us rejoice together over Your good works!! Thank You Jesus.  I love You. In Jesus name, Amen.

Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb.  It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance.  “Take away the stone,” He said.  “But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there for four days.”  Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”  So they took away the stone.  Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.  I know that You always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that You sent Me.”  When He had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”  The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.  Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”  John 11:38-44

The Lord is good to all, and His mercy is over all that He has made.  Psalm 145:9

It is good to praise the Lord and make music to Your name, O Most High, to proclaim Your love in the morning and Your faithfulness at night, to make music on the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp.  Psalm 92:1-3

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