SERMONS & THOUGHTS
What Happens After Easter?
Have you ever really sat and reflected about “what now?” Now that we have celebrated the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, what difference does it make in our lives today?
Spring has come and the flowers are beautiful with new life and color but what about our lives?
Have they been changed or are we willing to search for the truth that sets us free? There seems to be so many questions and yet we just celebrated the day that God determined to be the day that demonstrated HIS power over death and sin. That is what we have to look forward to in the days ahead!
According to Os Hillman at www.marketplaceleaders.org, “God wants us to depend on Him, and He demonstrates this throughout scripture. For example, in Judges 7, God wouldn’t let Gideon fight against another army until he reduced his own from 22,000 soldiers to a mere 300, so that Gideon could not boast about his army’s strength. In Joshua 6, God told Joshua to walk around Jericho seven times and blow trumpets instead of relying upon his mighty army to overpower his enemy. In 2 Samuel 24, God judged David when he counted his troops to determine the size of his army’s strength, apparently because David took the census out of pride or overconfidence in the strength of his army.
On the other hand, Jesus instructed the disciples in due diligence through the parable of the builder, who is cautioned to consider the cost before beginning to build. “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who see it will ridicule him, saying, “This fellow began to build and was not able to finish” (Luke 14:28-30).
Today, bring every project and endeavor before the Lord as you ask for His power and grace to accomplish it using both you natural gifts and the Spirit of God working together.”
Hill Country Fellowship