It was pretty easy to come alive at a place like this:
So the whole week was a focus on coming alive through resting, lots and lots of laughing, through the powerful study of God’s word, sharing authentically with each other and dreaming about how God can use the ministry of Coming Alive to provide an invitation for others to come alive in Christ.
The Lord reminded me of the powerful story in Ezekial 37 and the valley of dry bones. How Ezekial was told by God to prophecy to a valley of dry bones… and that God’s spirit would come on them and they would live… and then become a powerful army.
That’s why I am passionate about Coming Alive. About living Alive. About pursuing full and wholeheartedly after living and coming Alive in Christ— not following after things that produce death in our spirits.
so… today on drive home from that glorious weekend.. I got soo tickled about something.
I realized when I was about 30 minutes away I had left my purse. Luckily there was another couple sill near the cabin so they went and got my purse for me to pick up from them later. And even more sweet of the lord is I still had 1/2 a tank of gas.. just enough to get home. (haha.. otherwise maybe you would have seen me on the side of the road with a sign that said please donate money for coming alive’s trip home.)
So I was driving the 3 hrs home munching on a nutritious balanced lunch of a banana and cheese-its (happened to have those in my car ha) since I didn’t have money for lunch.
As I was munching and driving the truck in front of me suddenly put on their brake lights and pulled abruptly over. I was not sure what happened so I was watching to make sure they were ok. I got stopped at the red light so I could see what went down next..
Two men in flannel shirts hopped out VERY excitedly of their pick up truck. They were grinning from ear to ear. And guess what they did.
They got out and grabbed with their hands a big old fat skunk.
Yup… a dead
fat.. (really fat)
Dead road kill.
I was shocked.
Those grown men looked like they had just a million dollars.
All because they had found something DEAD! (have NO idea what they would do with it)
This made me think about something: I have found something very much ALIVE. Jesus Christ. He was dead 3 days and then ROSE AGAIN. He calls me to put to death the flesh and live alive in the spirit.
He calls me to ABUNDANT life
HE calls you to abundant life.
So which are you going to get more excited about? Things i life that will eventually stink.. not produce life, but death. That will run you over. Things like pursuit of more more more.. more money, more accomplishments, more popularity ect.
Things like numbing your heart so you don’t feel any emotions?
Or will you and I get exciting about pursuing life in CHRIST?
The thief comes to steal kill and destroy.. or you could say run over, cause to stink and die– but Jesus came to grant LIFE and life abundantly (John 10:10)