It is finished

What is on my heart today is not an easy topic. In fact, it is something that often makes people run from church or anything having to do with the judgement of God. Today, Easter, signifies the finished work of Jesus that washes away our sins. Through Him we are forgiven and will not have to endure the wrath of God. He took our place. Once we finally allow ourselves to believe that then we start to view our sin differently. We start to be disgusted by it.

James 4:9 says:
“Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.” This is a point we all must get to in order to let sin go in our lives. So disgusted with the sin that, for a moment, we turn from joy and laughter in the sin and we mourn and feel heavy over it. This can often turn people away. They feel like they were happier in their sin and all this “church stuff”, “Christian stuff”, or “God stuff” is nothing but a bunch of judgement and expectations they can never live up to. I once felt that way, too. Until one day I realized just like Jesus’ suffering was temporary, so is ours.

There came a time when Jesus breathed one last suffered breath to proclaim “It is finished.” There will also come a time when you will say the same. We suffer over our sin so we will not want it anymore. It needs to be at a point of such disgust that you never want to bring it to the cross again. That is not to say that if you stumble you dont need to bring it back to Jesus. You most certainly do! His forgiveness is unending! But if you really want to let it go, turn your laughter into mourning over it. Let it take you to your knees, tears streaming down your face, praying to Jesus to forgive you and wash you clean. Cry in His lap as He comforts you and releases you from your suffering yet always remember this moment. Then, when you are ready, stand up and rejoice in your freedom from that sin and with a sigh of relief breathe out “It is finished.”

A momma’s prayer

I see a lot of posts about “tonight I pray for this momma” and describes some hardships a momma goes through. I think those posts are great and I am going to add one that not many think about.
Today Im going to pray for the momma whose child did something wrong. Really wrong. Wrong enough that they had to watch their baby be taken away in handcuffs. I pray for that momma that will lay down with gut wrenching sobs tonight because while she is in her bed, her child is not. I lift up that momma that misses that child so much she cant even voice it. I lift her up each time she hears someone talk bout her child or the situations. Oh how those words rips her heart, Lord I pray for your healing power. I pray for comfort that surpasses all understanding. I pray for a relationship healed between her and her child. I pray for your authority over all decisions made. And most of all…I pray for a turn around. I pray for hope to never leave her heart and she never forgets your resurrection power. In Christ name I pray, Amen
If there is anyone out there that needs to talk. Or just needs someone to hear them cry and pray. I am here. Talk to me…