Sunday, April 8, 2012

Raised Us Up || faith

It's a day to be happy. It's a day to celebrate! Ephesians 2:1-10 really captures well the essence of Easter Sunday. 

It's amazing that through Jesus' resurrection I am raised up with Christ and even seated with him. Notice how it's all past tense? It's finished. It is done and it's a truth I need to constantly come into agreement with. However, I cannot be raised up without dying. Dying to ourselves; a process to go through for those who have decided to follow Christ. It's not an easy process. It's usually one that we go through begrudgingly with a lot of resistance. 

Why do I keep fighting what is good for me? When I'm unwilling to die I devalue the victory of Jesus. Everyday I must align my heart and spirit with the truth that I am with Christ, that Christ is in me and I am not in this world. Have I been rejecting the reality of heaven on earth and in my life? It's a total paradigm shift to realize that I'm in the heavenly realms with Christ. It's exciting and makes this life so much more worth living for. 

Ephesians 2:4,5
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions


  1. This is beautiful! I love that Ephesians verse. Makes it feel so real.

  2. aww i love this post! this is all so true and beautiful, we have to die in order to truly live, and its so difficult but wonderful! lovely post, i love finding other bloggers who share a love for jesus like i do!! :)


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