Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday

"But, isn't our failure the perfect place to start?
It leaves us empty, even despairing.
It leaves us hanging on by a thread for Easter, for resurrection, for renewal -
for someone to save us from this mess we've made.
It leaves us needing Him, more than ever."

I am feeling like a bit of a failure this Good Friday.
A failure in my spiritual life. My life as a believer.
So many good intentions...not nearly achieved.
Too many excuses for not doing the right thing.
Not enough time....for Him. For praise and worship.
For fellowship. For prayer.
I visited a blog the other and read the quote at the top of this post.
It ministered to me, it blessed me. It encouraged me so much.
What am I waiting for?
What better day than today to say to myself..."remember, you are redeemed in Christ"! 
Not only has He paid for my past failures (something I seem to remember),
He's already paid for the failures going on right now too.
Edie's right....our failures are the  perfect place to start. Our emptiness doesn't have to last. 
As a believer, I have hope, I have the Resurrection, I am Renewed.
I am Redeemed.



Trace4J said...

Have a wonderful Easter friend.

Simply Shelley said...

I love that song. Thank God for Jesus! Blessings friend on this Good Friday.

Dorthe said...

Dear Marie, I wish you a happy Easter,
and hope your Good Friday is filled with joy!

Ann said...

I think we all feel that way at one time or another.
Happy Easter Marie

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Redeemed... at such a cost... with such love. I give thanks with you, dear friend.

I have enjoyed listening to this song as I haven't heard it in a while.

michelle t said...

Thank you so much for posting this! Came upon your blog on Pinterest today. Michelle