Seek Me and Live

I got busted singing in my car. It really isn’t anything new. I mean, I sing in my car all the time. But this time, I was using my 20 oz Dr. Pepper bottle as a microphone, window down, Mariah Carey style hand motions with the arpeggios, big smile on my face and signing at the top of my lungs with Nicole C. Mullen belting out My Redeemer Lives. Any day, no matter, no matter, no matter the day I’m having, EVERY time I hear her amazing voice, I can’t help but smile and know without a doubt that she is singing no less than what she believes with every fiber of her being.

I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.~Job 19:25

This is what I think about when another month comes and goes and I still am not pregnant. This is what I remind myself when my friends suffer through miscarriages. This is what I sing out loud when nothing seems to be going my way. This is the only voice of truth when life just is not fair.

One of my absolute favorite scriptures is:

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”~John 16:33

That’s right! Take THAT world of trouble and disappointment. Take THAT world of meanness and condescension.

My dear friends, you do not have to fight the hard fought battles of this world alone. You have the love and power and eternal protection of The One who has already defeated the trouble of this world. Because of His love and sacrifice, you have the power to choose to live with peace in your heart.

Every single Easter Sunday, for as long as I can remember, I have always been struck by the following scripture reading:

Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them,came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.  But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.  And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!~Luke 24:1-6

Why do you seek the living among the dead? That just seems like such a matter of fact question. Why do you seek the living among the dead? Why would you look for life in a place where you will surely only find death?

Death has no more power over Him. “He is not here, but is risen!” Oh glorious day!

Now I ask you the question: How can you truly live if the passion in your heart is dead? Grief and sorrow and loss and anger and bitterness and suffering and pride and all of the darkness in this world will suffocate your life if you choose to live in the burrows of apathy and despair.

The Lord said:

“Seek me and live.” ~Amos 5:4

Choose LIFE. Choose to LIVE. Live your life for all that it is. Experience every joy and sorrow that comes your way. Allow yourself to grieve when you need to grieve. Allow yourself to be angry when you’re hurting. Stand up for yourself and fight for others when you see injustice.

But always, in everything you do, seek God and live.

I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.~Job 19:25

This is the day of Resurrection! This is the day of rejoicing!

Now grab the nearest object around you to use as your microphone, open the windows, smile and SING!!!!

Nicole C Mullen singing: Redeemer

Happy Easter! Enjoy!


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3 Responses to “Seek Me and Live”

  1. I sing all the time. The Spirit simply rises up in me and I sing continually to Him as an act of worship. My son plays in the Christian group ‘Hawk Nelson’ also. Singing is the most normal thing in the world for a believer to do, thank you for reiterating this!

  2. Oh that’s wonderful Elizabeth! I sing all the time too, but I’ve noticed nothing belts out quite like hymns and contemporary Christian music! Happy Easter!

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