Prayers for Easter…

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Hey all!

Happy Easter!

Please leave prayer requests and updates.  You can email them to me at atozmom.wordpress@gmail.com or post them in the comments below.  I love praying for you all and firmly believe in the power of prayer.

Mine:  I am running for a local election where I live.  I would like prayer in this endeavor.  I am still awaiting word on my interview so pray that a job offer would be forthcoming soon.  My husband is would like prayer for promotions soon in his job.  He also is really struggling with what God wants him to do for the rest of his life.  He would like prayer for direction to hear God in his life.

God bless and Have an Amazing Week ahead!

The Cross

THE CROSS

Jesus was the son of God
He was also one of us
He felt the same pain and sorrow
That anyone of us does

The thought of what Jesus went through
Makes my heart burn and ache
What He went through for me and you
The strength and love it had to take

He could have said “enough” at any time
Legions of angels would have come
To put a stop to such a crime–
Then the devil would have won

Jesus died upon that cross
It seemed like such a terrible loss
Not even the apostles knew
That Jesus was not yet through

The Resurrection was the proof
What He had told them was the truth
He had arisen, He was alive

O death, where is your victory?
O death where is your sting?

By :
Lissette Trahan

COMMENT ON THE CROSS

The cross represents Jesus’ victory over sin and death.
It is the greatest symbol that Christianity has.

Jesus could have avoided his death but He knew why He
had come into the world.

We had to have both, the cross and the resurrection.
The cross cleansed us of our sins, The resurrection
gave us eternal life.

He had to be sinless, the lamb of God. It was a
spiritual transaction. The human race sinned, it
had to be a sinless human who paid the penalty for
our sins.

Someday I hope to understand the spiritual warfare
that is still going on today. Someday I will fully
understand what a great price Jesus paid for me and
how much love He had for me.

On the cross Jesus became the sacrifice for my sins,
He did what I could not do for myself. Because of Him
I have eternal life.

Because he was resurrected I know that God accepted
the sacrifice. I was guilty, now I am free.

Thank you for the cross, Lord.

Philippians 2:8
And being found in human form,
he humbled himself by becoming
obedient to the point of death,
even death on a cross

My Savior

MY SAVIOR

The God that created the heavens and earth
He is my Lord and Savior
I did nothing that I should deserve
Such love from my creator

The Father sent His Son Jesus
Knowing what would be His fate
A human with all of my weaknesses
I bow before God amazed

He knew how helpless I was
With a sin that had to be paid
My Savior disregarded the cost
As a human He came to obey

He was crucified and tortured
How can I ever repay
The sacrifice he offered
Thank you God, for your grace

But that is not the end of the story
His resurrection. His victory

My Savior’s alive today!

By:

Lissette Trahan

Comment on My Savior

My first question when I am face to face to face with
Jesus will be why? Why did you come down from
your throne and become a human like us?

Knowing what you would go through. You would be hated,
you would be tortured in the most horrible way—
crucified!

And what astonishes me is that at any point you could
have said enough. Legions of angels would have come
to stop the crime.

You, the God of creation, came with one mission, to
save humanity. You came to show us how to live, how
to love. To show us the Father. That was your true
mission.

You became my Savior, my mediator with the Father.
You will be my advocate and intercessor when I stand
before God.

I am humbled to be loved so unconditionally. In
gratitude I surrender my life to you. I will obey and
serve you with the talents you have blessed me with.

You are my Lord and Savior.

1 John 4:14
And we have seen and testify that the
Father has sent his Son to be the Savior
of the world

I Am His and He is Mine

Happy Easter!

Today I’d just like to encourage all of you to cultivate a heart of gratitude.  For what God did by sending His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins.  Ask for nothing today but only praise Him.  After all, you don’t need anything else.

Know God through Faith.

Grow a circle of believing friends.

Discover God’s calling for your life.

Make a difference in this world.

I am God’s and He is mine!

God bless each and every one of you!

Sacrifice

SACRIFICE

As I awake each morning
My first thoughts are of you
I am so filled with gratitude
So much I want to do

You proved how much You loved me
A sacrifice so huge
The one thing I can give thee
My life in gratitude

A life so full of flaws and sin
And yet You paid the price
The gift I have living within
Your Son You sacrificed

The Holy Spirit in me
You shed your blood, You set it free
Your sacrifice was not in vain
I live to glorify your name

No power on earth could keep You down
Jesus Christ, My Lord and Savior
Crucified and Risen!

By:
Lissette Trahan

Comments on Sacrifice

The Bible says “The law is only a shadow
of the good things that are coming not the
realities themselves—it is impossible for
the blood of bull and goats to take away sins”

Animal sacrifices were a foreshadowing of
our savior, Jesus, who was going to come
as a human, having all my same weaknesses
and temptations, yet He never sinned.

The sacrifice had to be sinless. Only He,
as the Lamb of God, could save me.

He was whipped, He was crucified. He could
have stopped it at anytime. He was human.
He felt every lash, every nail, just like
I would have.

He became the mediator between God and man,
His sacrifice offered once and for all
never to be repeated.

Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, He lives within
me. When I invited Him into my life. it
changed me. I am found not guilty.

When I stand before God, in judgment
I have an advocate.

Hebrews 9:12 ESV
He entered once for all into the holy places,
not by means of the blood of goats and calves
but by means of His own blood, thus securing
an eternal redemption

The Very First Easter

The Very First Easter by Paul L Maier is a great kids book that explains the story behind Easter.  It’s written in the form of a father reading the story to his son but the son breaks in periodically with questions.  It uses quotes from the Bible that the father then explains to his son.

Great illustrations.  Might be a bit long for younger kids (my son didn’t make it through it and he’s 3) but highly recommended.

Life is Frustrating Right Now

Everything is frustrating right now:  my kids, my money, my husband, my career.  Does it never end?

Qwest, who has never, let me repeat, NEVER got our bundled package right has messed up again.  Now, I have to call them on Monday (since they are conveniently closed on the weekends) and sort this mess out.  I am going to unbundle everything and begin searching for a new internet provider.  They are horrible.  They can’t get anything right.  I hate talking to them.

My kids don’t listen.  My husband is never happy.  And my novels are going nowhere.  So, what’s the point any more?

Tomorrow is Easter and I definitely don’t feel very thankful.  I’m glad Jesus came and all but in terms of thankfulness…I’m just not.  I got all this other stuff going on in my life clouding everything else.

Re-focus, Re-focus.