Yesterday I found myself contemplating, “What’s next?” You see, it was a typical Monday. But it was the day beyond Sunday. The hipe and celebration of the main event on Resurrection Sunday came and went. Don’t get me wrong, I. Was. Pumped. For it people. Summing up this day in one word was “more”. I sang with more gusto and volume on the “He is Risen” parts of the songs. I made the rounds during the “meet and greet” and gave more hugs than usual (and if you don’t know me, this is quite an intense statement). The stage had more. Lights, flowers, instruments, large wooden signs and pillars. The people were more. Than doubled to the typical Sunday attendance. I cried more. As each person came up out of the baptism water a new creation in Christ. It was a spectacular event for a spectacular King we serve.
But here I sat-beyond Sunday. And I found myself coming up a little dry. Coming up a tad discouraged. Coming up with questions for what the season would hold. The wind had been somewhat taken out of my sails. And for Pete’s sake, it was only yesterday I had experienced my Savior’s MORE as I entered into His coming up celebration, so why was it I couldn’t come up with His joy, peace, and purpose in my now?
As I reflected in this state of aftermath, I found myself recognizing my need to keep coming back to the presence and power of the “coming up” One. Even though I had “drank from the firehoses of spiritual highmountain highs” the day before, today was a new day to fix my eyes and remain in Jesus. It is not a one time event which qualifies us to live in the MORE-it is a daily decision, a daily walk, a daily discipline to enter into the presence of Jesus.
My prayer for you and I today and all the day’s beyond Sunday is we would choose time in the presence of Jesus to: gain a life filled word from the Living Word, think and act with a renewed mind/perspective from the Living One, and taste of the Living water which refreshes our thirsty, weary, worn out soul. To choose Jesus today is to choose true life, my friends, because He is “THE Way, THE truth and THE LIFE” (Jn 14:6)!
Jesus says, “If anyone is thirsty, let Him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within Him.” “Just as the Living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the One who feeds on me will live because of me.” Jn 7:37-38; 6:57.
What do you need MORE of in this season? Will you ask THE Provider to provide for you needs?
Have you relied too much on the “main events of faith” in your past instead of being active to “remain” in Jesus today? Will you ask God, through His Spirit, to awaken your mind and heart to Himself in your now?
What discipline could you implement/continue to implement in order for you to encounter the Presence of Jesus beyond Sunday?
In what way could you grow MORE in Jesus?
© 2012 Standing on Peace