Do you remember being a little kid waiting for an Easter Egg Hunt to start? Remember feeling the anticipation, the excitement, the “I can’t wait any longer feeling”… All you could think about is getting as many eggs as possible. Today we celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. As we thank Jesus for shedding his blood for our sins, somehow our world mixed in the easter bunny and eggs. And even though our children enjoy it and we enjoy watching them, I could only think of Christ as I watched my kids Race Forward to the Easter eggs. Isn’t that how we should be with our Relationship with God? It’s how we all feel when we are new christians, that feeling of anxiousness wanting to be so close to God, all that excitement. What about when the rubber meets the road? When things get a little tough? It should be our first instinct to race towards God, but naturally when things don’t go our way, we slow down. We make our problems bigger than our God. We often forget that nothing occurs to God. Nothing comes out of the blue and surprises him, he knows everything before it happens. We have all been in those situations where we are crying out to God “WHY?!?!” and in that moment, we can’t see the outcome, but once that situation has passed, we look back and see God’s fingerprints all over the situation. It’s hard to do when you are in the moment, but we have to remember not to put God in a box. Having Faith is believing in the unseen, knowing and standing on the Word. Whether it be healing, finances, marriages, children, or employment, in his word he states
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” -Jeremiah 29:11
God has our lives planned out, a perfect will, glorifying him, all he is waiting for is for us to put our complete trust and faith in him to let his will be done in our lives. I challenge you to RACE FORWARD to the one who shed his blood for our sins and who lives today! No matter the circumstances you are going through, race forward, God is waiting with open arms for you!
❤ Lexi O.