Hey Beautiful Peeps,
I hope your Wednesday is going amazingly great!!
Last year, I came across this video on Facebook and guys when I tell you that this video had me feeling very emotional. It was really touching. The beginning of the video opens up with twin babies are in a hospital crib and the mother is hovered over the crib mourning the lost her child. She picks up the dead child and hugs him. She crying and hugging the baby. While in her arms the baby comes to life. Guys, when I tell you I was so overwhelmed with emotions from this video because the mom was happy that life was restored back into her child. It instantly made think of Lazarus.
When I finished watching this video, I felt that the God laid something in my spirit that I feel that I should share with you guys. This is so funny because this topic segues into a topic that one of the pastors at my church spoke about. We are doing a series called What a Time to Be Alive. The pastor’s sermon was about Lazarus. He sermon about taking off our burial clothes because God already awoke us up. We have to make a decision based on our faith or fear.
I know you are probably wondering where I am going with this blog. Well let me share with you the reason behind this post is the story of Lazarus. Lazarus’s story starts in John 11. You see Lazarus was the brother of Martha and Mary. He was a friend a dear friend to Jesus. Well Lazarus becomes sick and the sisters sent word to Jesus that, “the one you love is sick” (John 11:3) Jesus receives the letter but He doesn’t go straight away to Bethany. He waits a bit then goes to Bethany. Lazarus has passed away by the time Jesus arrived. When Jesus finally makes it to Bethany, He is greeted by Martha who informs Jesus that if he has been there her brother would not have died. But Jesus reassures her, that her brother will rise again. She thinks He is talking about the resurrection; however, that was not the case. Jesus asked for the stone that covered the tomb to be rolled away. The sisters were telling Jesus that the Lazarus has been dead for a four days and he would smell. However, Jesus told them that if you believe you will see the glory of God. He stands at the tomb after He has thanked the God for hearing His prayers and He calls Lazarus to come out of the tomb.
Lazarus comes out of the tomb. Jesus orders that the sister remove Lazarus’s burial clothing. This whole story of Lazarus shows how sovereign our God is and He hears our cries and pleads. And God laid it on my spirit to share that many of us are praying for dead relationships and dreams that we thought were dead. But He is getting ready to bring those things to life just like He did with Lazarus. But you have to get your faith game on point because you can’t expect God to move if you don’t that believe that He is going to move in your situation.
Just like Lazarus had to make a choice when Jesus called him, he had to choose whether he was going to come out the tomb or not. We have to make the same choice to trust God or not in our situation. Are we going to trust God wholeheartedly with our situation and leave it before Him or take it into our hands and do our own things?
I want to leave you with these two scriptures which I feel can be in encouraging to you in this season. Proverbs 3:5 states, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” (ESV) and Mark 11:24 states, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (ESV)
Peace, Love and Fashion,