Southpoint is in the midst of a 21 Days to Easter campaign. This is a big deal. We’re believing that God will transform us and make us into effective bringers and includers. We’re praying that a ground swell would occur this Easter season as more and more people are emboldened to bring and include people in their respective spheres of influence.
Pastor Russ, during staff meeting, talked about how important it is for God to change our lives during these 21 days. Easter is a big deal…we can often find ourselves spending a great deal of time praying for those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus. We pray that walls would be broken down and that people would come to church on Easter Sunday. Great things to pray for, but we really should be asking Jesus to change our lives; to soften our hearts, to alter our attitudes. If we want to see a great revival, personal revival must begin in our own lives.
I need to be changed. My heart gets hard too easily. It is so easy for me to buy into lies that I am inadequate and that I’ll fail in important areas of my life. The human mind thinks thousands of thoughts in a day and a great many of them are negative. I have been pleading for God to change me this Easter season. I know that I need to do my best to respond to what He says and follow in the direction He is leading.
I pray that your prayer this Easter season would be for God to change your life. Yes, God wants to do miracles and change your friends, family, and co-workers lives, but I wholeheartedly believe that He wants to perform a spiritual circumcision in your heart. God wants to realign our priorities and desires to His will. What was Jesus’ powerful statement in the Garden of Gethsemane? Not my will, but your’s be done.
I’m Harold Dorrell Briscoe. Thanks for reading.