As we celebrate Easter and the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ,
just wanted you all to be mindful of one thing that the Lord has been
speaking to my heart this week.
Sometimes (and it is never a good time) we go through some things and we
allow them to get us down or move us out of position, even if just for a
moment. But God doesn't want us there, because often times our moments
are just too long.
Someone is relying on us to be better and if only for their sake we need
to BE BETTER. God told me that Jesus died way before He got on that
cross. He died in the Garden of Gethsemane when He said, nevertheless,
not My will, but Thy will be done. He died on the way to the cross. And
then He died again when He got on that cross and stayed there.
And that is where we need to be. We all have our own burdens to bear,
our own crosses that we must carry if we are to follow Jesus. But we
need to do what Jesus did. We need to die. We need to die to it. We need
to die to our will that the Father's will be done. We need to die for
that person that needs us to be where God wants us to be. Sometimes
before we can do the Father's will instead of our own, we must prepare
ourselves ahead of time to do it and that is where and when we make that
decision to die. Every moment, every instance that our flesh wants to
God said on the way to the cross Jesus died. This week the words are
ringing in my ear over and over. On the way to the cross Jesus died. How
much more must we?
Be blessed this Easter!
A servant of the Lord,
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
On The Way To The Cross
Evelyn Fannell has the true heart of a servant. She spends a great deal of her time assisting friends, family, and others with a variety of plans and projects, always seeking simply to be of help; always going the extra mile. A writer since her youth, in 2008 Evelyn created the blog, But God Is Real, inspired by real life situations and circumstances that speak to the “realness” of God and His intervention in daily life. After the death of her son, Joseph, Evelyn started another blog, In the Shadow of Grief, created to chronicle the emotions and stages of grief so that she could help others through their journey of pain and sorrow. Along with the blog, Evelyn also started a grief support group on Facebook, under the same name, where members can share with one another in a supportive, non-judgmental environment In her spare time, Evelyn enjoys jigsaw puzzles, photography, and planning and creating items for special events. She also serves as First Lady and administrator of her church, On Good Ground Christian Fellowship, in Westampton, NJ. In addition to Joseph, she and her husband, Jeff, have two daughters, Brandi and Jasmine, and a grandson, Christian.