Friday, April 03, 2009

Palm Sunday God's Way



It may well be that the world is denied miracle after miracle and triumph after triumph because we will not bring to Christ what we have and what we are. If, just as we are, we would lay ourselves on the altar of service of Jesus Christ, there is no saying what Christ could do with us and through us.

William Barclay

Palm Sunday begins our sobering journey with the Lord Jesus Christ as He swiftly moves toward His passion. What begins as triumph turns to turbulence. What comes from chaos is careful woe, inconceivable torture, and cruel death. What comes from death is victorious resurrection, power, life abundant, freedom, everlasting joy, unconditional love, hope, and peace. The eternal salvation of our souls.

Christ's passion was a divine plan. Conceived by the Father, wrought through the Holy Spirit, humbly received by the Son. And it is now our gift to receive. Christ's choice to suffer humility, agony, loneliness, grief, torture, and separation from His father as He died on the cross was all done for me. . . for you. . . for your family. . . for all humanity.

And now, as we have received Him, so we must return our lives to Him. We must accept Him as He is. Christ has been glorified. He is all authority. He will rule and reign eternally. And He is, this very moment, Lord of all and longs to reign supremely in our lives. Not as we perceive Him necessarily, through our own subjective interpretation, but as one who longs to rule in our hearts. In His own way. With His own power. Changing us from glory to glory and image to image.

May Jesus have His way in our hearts, lives, and minds today. May we now and forever see Him God's way. Enjoy this video. Many blessings to you this weekend.

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19 comments:

  1. This was a powerful reminder that God's way is always best.

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  2. What an awesome post and the great video just tops it off. If we would all remember God's way is best and not try to interject our humanity into His great plan we would be better off. Thank you for that lovely reminder to let God truly be God of our lives.

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  3. Thank you so much for stopping by today! I appreciate your kind words! God Bless! I off to look around your place. :D

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  4. Powerful video! One thing's certain, He will ride that beautiful white stallion when at last He returns for good. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.

    But today my heart is humbled to think of Jesus' incredible, costly, painful, lonely, determined steps during His last week here. It is finished!

    Thank you for such wonderful thoughts today.

    Kathleen

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  5. Amen! Thank you for this lovely post reminding us of what really matters most.

    Thank you also for your kind comment a couple of weeks ago on my blog. I do appreciate it.

    Blessings to you and yours.

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  6. Thank you for your kind and sweet comments on my blog.
    Reminded again of how GOD's way is always best, his ways are not our ways...
    Thinking of this past week and how he walked that road alone. Because he did that and died for our sins, we have salvation. We have so much to be thankful for. BLESS HIS NAME>

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  7. Thank you once again for this beautiful reminder. I am so thankful for God's perfect way. I am so thankful for Christ's death on the cross for my sins. How could I ever live without him? I do not even want to try.

    Have a blessed Palm Sunday and a beautiful Easter!

    P.S. Thank you also for your kind words to my blog. It means so much.

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  8. Hi Andrea,

    Thank you for this post. I think lately in my life I've wanted to do things my way knowing full well that His way is always better. So many times we're unable to see the full picture, but we are still required to trust and follow.

    I hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend!

    xoxo Cori

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  9. I'll take God's way, knowing that His way is not my way. Great video and one that I had not seen. Thanks for sharing. ~Blessings~

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  10. Beautiful words and a stirring video...

    I shudder to think what my life would be like if I had kept going my way instead of God's way!

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  11. Hi Andrea,
    Thank you for your recent visits and well wishes. I am gripped by your prayer, "May Jesus have His way in our hearts, minds, and lives today." Oh if we would only utter these words in earnest every morning and surrender ourselves to them the difference they could make. Thank you for the reminder. Have a great day!

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  12. Andrea thank you for the sweet comment you left at my blog. I am so grateful that the comment lead me to such an inspirational post. I shall be back - I so need daily bathing in calming words.

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  13. May the Lord bless you and your family each and every day. Thank you for another inspiring post as we head into this holiest of weeks:)

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  14. May we remember our Lord's passion...and worship...

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  15. I want life God's way. The Barclay quote is so true too. I want our sweet Lord to use me and thank you for the reminder that life comes from the altar.

    Blessings to you Andrea.

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  16. Thank you for your wonderful thoughts today and powerful video to do it God's way. It's the only way that's best; that's for sure. A blessed Palm Sunday to you, dear Andrea.

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  17. That was a great post. Very powerful!

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  18. Andrea, thank you for your kind words on my blog. I look forward to browsing your blog. What a great reminder with this particular video. God Bless You and may we all change our world for the sake of His Kingdom. Lauren

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Thank you for visiting. I cherish your thoughts. You are special to me, but most of all, you are special to God, who loves you with everlasting love. May your life be swept into His joy and peace.

In the Wonderful Love of Christ our Savior,

Andrea