April 18 – A Risen Savior

“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.” Romans 8:11

“I serve a risen Savior!” More than words of an old, familiar resurrection hymn, this statement forms the foundation of a living faith in God today. The Savior lives! That is the JOY of the season.

How do you know He lives? Because you can see the life-changing effects of His Holy Spirit alive on the earth today… IN PEOPLE!

People who have accepted the Holy Spirit of Christ into their repentant hearts have been changed from selfish, sinful people into loving, caring people who are ALIVE with joy, good health, peace, and the promise of eternity.

The power of the resurrected Christ is available to ALL who will call upon the Name of Jesus, ask Him into their hearts, and confess Him as Lord. “That if thou shalt  confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt he saved.” (Romans 10:9)

Is the Spirit of the RISEN Savior alive in you today?

PRAY: 
God of mercy, love, and grace, thank You for the cross where You buried my sin forever in the blood of Your Son who died and arose to give me new life. Amen.”

April 16 – Watch and Pray

“Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping, ‘Simon,’ he said to Peter, ‘are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour? Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”  Mark 14:37-38 (NIV)

PRAYER keeps your spiritual man awake and alert. Many Christians fall into temptation and sin simply because they are asleep spiritually, through an obvious lack of prayer.

PRAYER is communication with God. Communication builds relationship, and there is just no short cut if you desire to get close to God. It takes time. It takes communication.

PRAYER opens the door to the supernatural in your life. Everything you desire of God is available through petition in prayer.

God says: “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” (Jeremiah 33:3)

Jesus says: “. . . Ask, and it shall he given you: seek, and ye shall find: knock, and it shall he opened unto you” (Luke 11:9)

In short, PRAYER IS WORTH IT! Make prayer a vital part of your day. . . and start today!

PRAY:
“Father in heaven, renew and refresh my mind so that it will be uncluttered and clear to communicate with You. I delight in hearing Your voice and I desire to understand more of Your ways. Amen.”