I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
Holy Saturday – a day of mourning for the disciples observing Jewish Sabbath. The weekly events were nothing shy of a treacherous rollercoaster ride of emotions. Can you imagine how they felt? Defeated, confused, astonished, afraid…maybe even a close resemblance of a negative mindset leading way to skepticism of what was yet to come. Perhaps they had even forgotten about Jesus’ proclamation of rising on the third day.
How often does our own mindset leave us hopeless? In the midst of crisis, it is easy to fix our eyes on the surrounding issues and forget the promise we find in Romans 8:38-39. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. The promises of God have the authority to align our frame of mind to an eternal attitude. An assuring view focused on the Father and the confirming love of Jesus.
When we employ an infinite mentality, God is acknowledged as the reigning authority working in us and through us. We can acclaim to the fact that the Trinity is alive and well despite the pain and suffering we face. It fills us with hope and ignites the Spirit of God within us. This light in the darkness transports meaning and purpose into our circumstances. It conveys the message to fix our eyes on things above rather than wallow in a sea of self-pity and grumbling.
Grasping to an everlasting outlook and an interminable approach brings God praise. What a beautiful display of belief and trust in the Lord. It is the ceaseless hope the disciples needed on that Jewish Sabbath. A conviction that the physical death witnessed could not rescind. The vision Jesus explained prior to his crucifixion.
For God so loved the word that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16. This is our concept, a timeless life with the Father. Christ Jesus paid the fee for the pathway to salvation. God’s revelation of truth gives way to us choosing an eternal mindset and approaching life with praise.
Welcome God’s viewpoint into your life. This eternal mindset will open the door to great praise. Let it take root in your thoughts, actions, and beliefs. Hold on to the everlasting results God has promised.
Happy Easter my friends!
He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:6