THEMATIC BACKGROUND from: Unbind Him and Let Him Go
We need to unbind the power of God in our lives - we need to let
God come out of the tomb we place in him - we need to unwrap the
wonderful reality that he has prepared for us.
Every time someone suggests that perhaps you are limiting God, that
you are locking God out of an area of your life, think of him or
her as being one who is simply obeying Jesus, as one who is trying
to remove the things that bind the hands and the feet of your souls,
and give thanks that God is not yet done with you,
but is calling you onward, from death - to life,
from the restrictions of the tomb in which you once dwelt,
to the light of a new day.
Can you think of an area of your life where it is hard to think that
anything good can happen - where things are going badly for you? Can you
think of an area where you might say - as did Israel in the time of Exile:
"our bones are dried up, our hope is lost, we are
cut off completely.."?
Is there an area of your life where your hope is gone?
What do you want to do about this? Do you want to lock it up in a tomb and
seal this away from Jesus? Are you worried that it stinks?
OR are you willing to have Jesus visit this area of your life?
If you want Jesus visit this area of your life, then, in this moment of
silence, invite Jesus to bring God’s power and resurrection life into your
life. Imagine Jesus visiting this area and bringing it to life.
Do this as we take a minute for silent prayer. (Minute silence)
Let us be glad that Jesus is the lord of both
the living and the dead,
He is the resurrection and the life
those who believe in him,
though they die, will live,
and everyone who lives and believes in him will never die. Amen
copyright - George Hartwell, 2002
Rev. Richard J. Fairchild - Spirit Networks, 2002 - 2006
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