Sunday, April 05, 2009

Preparing


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This week is such a special week for those of us who are Christians. Many of our churches put on Easter Cantatas or some kind of Easter presentation, and my church is one of them. I've spent hours sitting through choir rehearsals as they get prepare.

As I've been studying this weekend, quickly tracing the steps Jesus took on His journey to Golgotha, I've been convicted. As a church body, we have spent hours preparing and rehearsing for our Easter celebration. As a family, we have spent hours building and setting up the staging needed for that presentation at church and preparing costumes to be worn during the presentation.

But how much time have I personally taken to prepare my heart for this season of remembering what Jesus did for me by dying on the cross for my sins? Am I content with just pulling on my costume and acting out my tiny role as an extra, or am living a real life as one who has been touched by the Savior's hand?

Oh Father God, please let me not be content with just mindlessly pulling on my Christian costume but let me truly live this life You have called me to. The life Your Son died to give me. Help me to remember the sacrifice Jesus made this week and celebrate by giving You my all. Not my leftover crumbs, but my all. I love You, Lord Jesus and it's in Your Holy Name I pray, amen.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Patty. Great post and I love this - "But how much time have I personally taken to prepare my heart for this season of remembering what Jesus did for me by dying on the cross for my sins? Am I content with just pulling on my costume and acting out my tiny role as an extra, or am living a real life as one who has been touched by the Savior's hand?", especially the second question. I will be asking myself that alot. There is the key to fulfilment in one simple question. Paula :-)

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  2. Such a great point Patty. We need to prepare our hearts for Easter -- not our schedules. You are right!

    Many blessings!
    Beth

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  3. Soooo right, dear Patty. Praying that my MIND be prepared.

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  4. A prayer to be prepared--thank you! I totally need to be praying this as well.

    Thanks.

    Blessings in HIM~

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  5. Perfectly stated. I'm really struggling this week to prepare much of anything, but my heart is longing for it, so this hit me in all the right places at the right time. Thanks, sis.

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  6. I especially liked the words, "pulling on my Christian costume." I have thought a lot lately about what we 'wear' due to our pastor's recent messages and just other things I have heard and read. 'Put on the Lord Jesus Christ' ... 'Put on the new man' ... 'Put on the full armor of God' ... and so many other wonderful scriptures. Above all, remembering all that He has done for us in this season. Thanks for sharing, Patty!

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