Seeking the Risen Christ

Nothing says “I Believe in the Resurrection” more than a heart that is fully committed to seeking Him. Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”

Yes, Christ died for OUR sins on a horrible cross and took the nails that were meant for us because of our transgressions. But 3 days of sorrow gave way to JOY on Easter morning – HE AROSE. In God’s plan, in God’s timing, in God’s love, Jesus lives- defeating death and breaking the bonds of sin that held us captive. So how does one respond to this great love, to this awesome gift given to us by a God of grace?

Believing? Yes certainly we must believe. We must faithfully acknowledge the gift and the actions of God who reveals his immense love for us. It is only right that we be thankful and let God know his gift was ever so appreciated. We must remember and reflect on what would make him choose to take our place and love us in spite of our faults. But this action taken by God to open the door to us for a relationship with Him demands more than acknowledgment of His Great Sacrifice. It demands a response.

Deuteronomy 4:29 “But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.”  Psalm 27:8 You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord, do I seek.”  So how should we respond? By Seeking Him and the relationship He offers with all our heart and minds and soul! How should one respond to anyone who loves us? By loving them back. How much more, how much greater should that response be when the act of love we receive is Life Saving! God loves us. God loves YOU! He showed us His love and commitment and He desires that we love Him back. John 3:16 “ For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Seek then the one who loves you with all your heart and commit yourself to Him. The signature of a seeker is revealed in the Gospel of John as one who loves me AND one who obeys my commands.  John 14:21 The one who obeys me is the one who loves me; and because he loves me, my Father will love him; and I will too, and I will reveal myself to him.”  When we truly seek Him it is a response of Love. And Jesus tells us if we truly love Him we will obey his commands. This loving obedience to Gods commands is the key that opens heavens doors to us and allows us to enter into the throne room of the King.  Our love demonstrated in faithful obedience to His Word scripture says brings not only the Love of Jesus the son, but the love of the Father and a promise – He will reward us by revealing himself to us. He will reward us by inviting us into an intimate relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. How awesome is that? Don’t just believe He existed. Don’t just believe He died on your cross. Have faith He LIVES –  Seek the Risen Savior.