“The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.” Matthew 28: 5
The women who went to the tomb of Jesus Christ were startled by the appearance of the angel of the Lord until he told them not to fear. “I know that you are looking for Jesus.”, the angel said.
The guards were at the tomb to discredit Jesus. The women were at the tomb to mourn Jesus. The angel was at the tomb to proclaim JESUS has RISEN!
When you are at the “tomb”- going through circumstances and situations in your life that cast shadow over your faith, do you turn on Jesus or turn to Jesus? Do you proclaim the power of His resurrection?
Are you earnestly, passionately, diligently, looking for Jesus?
God knows what you are truly seeking after and He will guide you if “you are looking for Jesus.”
Looking for Jesus is not seeking for His signs, the manifestations or the miracles. Looking for Jesus is to seek His Presence, to seek to abide in Him and He in us.
When you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. (Deuteronomy 4:29NIV)
When we abide in Him and He in us, no matter where we find ourselves, we proclaim His glory not because of what we see but because of what we believe -and because we know Him. We no longer approach situations from the ground level like the guards or the women. We approach situations from the heavenly perspective, like the angel.
“It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself.” 2 Corinthians 4:13-14 NIV
Seek the Lord diligently and proclaim His power! Do not speak the circumstances in your life but declare His promises. Proclaim the power of His resurrection! Give Him glory!
Lord, I give You praise and I proclaim Your Name for what You done and what you will do! I want to tell others of your wonderful acts. Make me bold. My heart rejoices as I seek You. I look to you and to Your strength. I seek your face always. Forgive me if I have looked for your power and your gifts and ignored Your Presence. Be merciful and give me the desire to abide in You and You in me.
I want to be seriously passionate about my faith, show others who “are looking for Jesus” the way and worship Your Holy Name!