Topic: 1 Corinthians 11:26
Do you have a Spirit-filled life?
It was Easter. Bob knew they wouldn’t likely get to church. The kids had ball and then they had to get to his mother’s for dinner. The mental check list went on. Bob knew they were too busy yet he did try to squeeze God in where he could.
I’m sure God knew how easy it would be for us to do just that, squeeze Him into our busy lives. He actually provides a regular reminder for us. He calls us to take part in Communion and with good reason.
“Do this in remembrance of me. For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26).
In the business of “doing life” we often forget just what is actually proclaimed by Jesus’ death and His resurrection. It can so easily slip to the background of life and we can find ourselves living in dryness of soul, with divided hearts and sometimes with powerless, defeated lives.
Jesus knows us better than we know ourselves. That’s why He calls us to regularly remember Him; to keep proclaiming, in our individual lives, the truth of what His death on the cross means to us each day. Proclaim it out loud… right now…
I proclaim I am forgiven! (Thank You, Lord! You alone know how I need You.)
I proclaim I am loved! (Thank You Lord that Your love is unconditional.)
I proclaim I am cleansed! (Thank You Lord that my past is now behind me.)
I proclaim that by His grace I have all that I need! (Thank You Lord for Your grace and mercy to help me in my time of need!)
Do you believe it? The very same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is the same power that will be at work in your life as you believe and proclaim these truths. Welcome the celebration at the Communion table this Easter. Have your heart refreshed with forgiveness and wholeness, as you believe the truth of what God says about you, His child.
~ Father God, Amaze my heart today with the truth of these proclamations. Thank You for the hope Easter revives in my heart! Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and let Your resurrection power flow in new ways in my life. Help me to remember the power, in Your death and resurrection that is mine every day. Help me to grow into all You have planned for me to be and to do. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
Can you boldly make the proclamations made in this devotional? If not, what’s holding you back?