How appropriate that the day after Easter Sunday not only begins a new day and week, but a new month! Hello, April! God is the God of perfect timing and fresh starts indeed, and I just LOVE that about Him! With the turning of the page on the calendar comes all sorts of new and exciting possibilities for the days ahead, and I am daring to dream BIG for the things that He may do in the following weeks!
After arriving at home this evening, I turned on the television to check out the first Detroit Tigers game of the season. (Does anything say, “Summer is coming!” more than baseball?!?) While I was tuning in to the game, I picked up my Kindle and perused some of the blogs I love to visit most. I came upon Ann Voskamp’s post for the day and she shared something so beautiful and right in line with how I’m feeling today, that I think it’s worth sharing …
“Easter Monday faith believes that in impossible darks – impossible light sparks.
Easter Monday faith believes that the tombs places of our lives – are but womb places for new life.
Easter Monday faith believes that Christ tenderly takes our doubts – and says touch my scars …
This faith believes in stones that roll, in grave clothes that fall, in an Easter people who sing hard hallelujahs …
because we believe in resurrections always coming.”
On this day after Easter, the dawning of a new month, I desire and pray for this kind of faith. Faith that doesn’t forget Good Friday and Easter – but that lives in the light of the love, grace, and life that He offers through those days. A faith that hopes with a full heart and can see with eyes wide open all that God is capable of in the here and now, in the busy and mundane, in my best and worst moments. Yes, this is the faith I’m clinging to because I know my God LIVES, that He is ABLE, and that He works all things out for GOOD!
As this month begins, I encourage you to find that which inspires and speaks life to you and to embrace it with all you have. Allow it to give you extra shine and sparkle in your days, and motivate you in new and amazing ways so you can do the things you are called to do! And dare to dream big because nothing is impossible when you believe!
Wishing you a wonderful start to the week and a fabulous month to come – Happy April!