Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Take the plunge

Not long before Jesus was tortured and died for his (Peters) sin,
Peter said to Jesus," I will lay down my life for Your sake"
Jesus asked Peter "Will you, lay down your life for My sake?" Then Jesus made Peter a promise....." Most assuredly, I  say to you, the rooster shall not crow till you have denied Me three times." John 13: 36 - 38
My friends, like many of you, I gave my life to Jesus.  I told Him that He could have all of me.  In response, He forgave us of our sins and made us a new creation. Jesus is willing to forgive and FORGET.
We say that we love Him and to prove it we might have fasted or attended church more this week.  We will celebrate His resurrection this Sunday with special songs, food and candy. 
Yet, if we were to be honest, we would have to admit that we continue to deny him.  Sometimes we deny him access to the deep things in our heart such as unforgiveness, resentment, bitterness, anger, anxiety, fear......Sometimes we do not want our friends or associates  to know.... "I am with Jesus".   
 Our prayer this week is to ask God to examine our hearts. If we dare...pray Psalm 26:2 "Examine me, O Lord and prove me, Try my mind and my heart"  
Have you denied your Savior this week? 
After His glorious resurrection, Jesus appears on shore to the disciples who are fishing.  John 21:7, "When Peter saw Jesus he plunged into the sea."  He wanted, needed and desired to be the first one to His risen Lord. 
I pray that this week we are ready to PLUNGE in and follow Jesus.  
I promise you that He will NOT deny you.
I pray that you experience a wonderful day of resurrection with Jesus this Sunday and for EVERY day of your life.
Happy Easter

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