~ One Woman at a Time ~
When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” Then bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. John 19:30 (HCSB)
The house is still, the dishes put away, the children back to school and the husband back to work. This past week seems like a whirlwind that I cannot put my finger on. After so much to-do, I feel a bit down.
The previous days built on one another like a crescendo; intensifying with
And pump of the heart.
Until they reached their full potential on Resurrection Morning. I’ve been both Mary and Martha rolled together tight.
And now what has been finished over the weekend is really my call to continue and start new things.
Right here, right now, is where Jesus wants to live out the finished work of His death. It’s in the Monday and the Tuesday and the everyday after.
Only God can exchange a finish for a start; a trade of death for life, worn for new and filth for glory. Only God can take the beaten, the battered and the bruised and make them something of great value and worth. And it is in that completed work that we move forward and we begin the finished work of Jesus.
We take all that has been completed and we
We give it away to the teachers and the grocery clerks, and the waitresses and the soccer-moms. We hand it over to the women who need to have the finished death of Jesus established in their lives so they can begin, too. We tell them that they are never alone, never misunderstood, never without hope; never without love.
We take what Christ has completed in us and we let it work through us. We take the time, we pray, we look, and we listen.
What divine appointments will God make for you today? Whose path will be orchestrated to cross with yours? How many women will you physically see, connect with on Facebook, Twitter, or email?
Will you lean in and ask them how they are? I mean how they really are? Will you look for their struggles and ask for their challenges? And when they tell you, will you share the finished work that is waiting to start in them?
My Beautiful Sparrow, if you are feeling the quiet lull of this Monday after Easter, ask Jesus to show you where He wants you to start His finish. Whether you are at work, on-line, at school, or running around in your busy day, there is a new work that God wants to start in His finish.
Lord, I thank you for the Resurrection Celebration of Easter. Thank you for the activities and plans that focus on Your accomplished victory that begins new life. Lord, help me to start new every day and continue what You fulfilled on that cross. Give me eyes and ears to see others who need Your death and resurrection so they can start new, too. It’s in the Name of Jesus I pray. Amen
Who has God connected you with right now?
Will you lean in online, or in person, and continue or start what God has finished?
Do you need someone to see you and say, “I’ve been there. I know”? If so, would you join my One Woman at a Time Facebook Community? It’s a safe place of encouragement for those of us who want to walk this journey together.
I pray you Live Like You Know …where you are going.
Strength to strength,