Monday's Message of Hope

The Surprise!
Monday, April 18, 2022 by Penelope Kaye

Hello, dear friend

This Resurrection Sunday turned out to be a surprise from start to finish, with some bumps along the way. Change of venue for a sunrise service that I didn’t find out until after the fact. A friend’s phone losing service at 6:00 am resulting in no way to contact her. Two hours of sleep the night before. A lost phone on a country road. Yet God’s grace, favor, and anointing surrounded every moment.

Surely the Lord’s disciples felt the same way during those terrible, yet glorious, three days. Their king hung on a cross instead of sitting on a throne. The Anointed One of God buried in a tomb instead of ruling the nation. The Miracle Worker scourged with 39 stripes instead of standing in victory. Yet God’s grace, favor, and anointing surrounded every moment.

How?

Because before the foundation of the world, Jesus was already crucified. God’s grace, favor, and anointing rested on the Savior of the world to fulfill his purpose, which was to lay down his life and allow himself to suffer the horrific torture of crucifixion and all that led up to it. When Jesus breathed his first breath, the pages of his book had already been written. He just walked them out every single day with God’s grace, favor, and anointing.

While the vast majority of Christians don’t suffer horrendous cruelty for bearing the name of Christ yet, we do have a cross to carry and good works to accomplish. Let’s choose to pick up our cross and walk with God’s grace, favor, and anointing and fulfill the pages of the book already written about us—the good works God prepared beforehand.

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10, NKJV)

Below are some questions to reflect and/or journal. Feel free to share your thoughts—I would love to hear from you.

  • Have you had plans that started in a negative way, but ended in a lovely surprise?
  • How has God’s grace, favor, or anointing unfolded in those plans?
  • How will this message impact your daily walk with God?

Have a wonderful hope-filled week full of surprises!

Penelope Kaye

 

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Comments

Diana Kay From At 4/20/2022 9:49:00 PM

What would we do without our Lord!

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

We desperately need Him! Blessings, Penelope Kayke

Linaya From Billings At 4/18/2022 7:23:45 PM

Jesus is my forever hope and example of how to give love. Thank you for being a friend I can share my faith with and that you send me so many ways to be grateful for you and for God in you!!! Love, Linaya

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Linaya. Thank you for sharing your heart and your kind words. What a treasure God has given me through you and in you. Blessings, Penelope Kaye

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