Easter is a
time of renewal … New life! Our Savior, our dear Jesus
died for our sins, so that we can have new and eternal
life. That renewed life is a spirit filled life. We see
things differently when we are “in the spirit”. You know
the feeling. There are times when you feel it more than
other times. Sooooo, how do you intensify that feeling?
How do you kindle the fire of the Holy Spirit inside of
you? There are many ways, but here is one thing to try
that is certain to help … Surround yourself with things
you surround yourself with things that remind you of God
and your walk with Him? Because you become as what you
surround yourself with. Your eyes are the portal to the
soul, so wouldn't it be a good idea to influence your
soul with holy things? We are greatly influenced by what
our eyes are exposed to. How true and Biblically sound
is this? Jacob influenced his father-in-law Laban's
flocks to bear striped, speckled, and spotted offspring
by facing the animals toward tree branches that he
peeled in striped, speckled and spotted patterns.
And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the
hazel and chestnut tree; and pilled white strakes in
them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.
And he set the rods which he had pilled before the
flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the
flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when
they came to drink. And the flocks conceived before the
rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled,
you want to be conformed to the image of God, surround
yourself with Godly things. It doesn’t go with your
décor? God doesn’t mind. He will redecorate your entire
life when you choose Him first. There are so many things
that you can find to remind you of your Christian walk …
Pictures, keychains, candles, magnets, clothing, books,
music, movies, stickers, jewelry, etc.
Give it a
try … Surround yourself with reminders of what you want
to be, and see if you don’t find that feeling of renewal
and inspiration and increase your spiritual perspective
in your life.
On behalf of
Christianity Oasis Ministry, Happy Easter to you and all
your loved ones and may you all share in the joy of our
risen Savior Christ Jesus during this season and each
and every day. God bless.