Day 20/21: Status Change

Welcome here! This blog is an “extra blog” being posted daily between January 13 and February 3 to come alongside the 21 Days of Prayer. We are reading the book of John with the intention of looking at Jesus very closely. We want to know Him really well so that we will love Him even more!

February 2, 2019

Good morning Jesus,

Wow. Tomorrow is the last day of the 21 days of prayer. It has been a very full, very good time. I have been so encouraged by so many things. I have loved our Wednesdays together as a church family. Eating together, learning together, praying together. I have loved the mix of young and old, new followers and seasoned followers, men and women. I have loved seeing all the students and how they have engaged with this.  I so believe that students can pray POWERFUL prayers and have insight beyond their years (Mike and I experienced it last weekend when that group of highschool girls prayed over us and spoke words and Scripture over our life…so good!)

I loved that we were able to go to the Set Free/Church renewal weekend right in the middle of the 21 days. For me that was really, really special.

Thank You for all of this goodness!!!

Today, more goodness. In John 20 those words You said to Mary Magdalene when she first saw You are so beautiful:

“Go instead to my brother and tell them I am returning to My Father and your Father, to My GOD and your GOD…” (17)

What a point You made of saying, right out of the tomb, “There is a new arrangement.”

While people might have said “Our Father” before…now there was a brand new feel to it. No more bloody sacrifices to try to achieve a right standing with GOD. Now, accepting Christ as the sacrifice to end all sacrifices, we could approach our Father boldly

Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16

With Christ risen again, we could be born again as children of the Father, co-heirs with Christ!

Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Romans 8:17

 The whole relationship has been redefined! So Jesus says this to her, “My Father, and yours” and “my GOD, and yours.”  Status change.

Today I want to just sit with this and really let it sink in. This is truth.. “I am who You say I am,” as the song goes.

 Christ came alive to make me COME ALIVE. I understand this somewhat now…but I know this is really going to hit me one day when the whole thing, the whole picture is seen for what it is.