Many individuals place enormous emphasis on the Easter holiday, yet, they have not surrendered their hearts to serve our Lord and Savior. Celebration of a “Holy Week,” “Lent,” or attending a yearly church service to commemorate Jesus’ resurrection is meaningless without surrender. The appreciation of Jesus’ great sacrifice must infiltrate our hearts 365 days a year. Our thoughts, habits, decisions, and lifestyles reflect whether or not we have a heart-to-heart relationship with Jesus Christ.
Faith, obedience, love for God and others, and striving for holiness indicate our loyalty to God. Discipleship is praying as Jesus prayed, “Not My will, but Your will be done.” Daily worship through prayer and study of the Scriptures keeps us on the Path of Righteousness. Are we glorifying God? Our goal is to hear, “Well-done.”
The Time is Near–“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” (Revelation 22:12-13).
Prayer: Jesus, we praise You for laying down Your life so that we may be redeemed from our sins. We desire to consecrate our lives to You. Give us strength as we prepare for Your soon coming. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayer. We ask this prayer in Your Holy name. Amen.