You can still rise up after dead situations …
Happy Easter Monday folks! It’s been some time since my last blog post. Quite a few things happened which led to my absence. I had the flu that put me out of commission (influenza ain’t no joke but I loss about 6lbs from it! Isn’t that exciting?), I had a ton of projects that I was working on while transitioning to a new job, then really just trying to get acclimated to my new place of employment- which, might I add, is in another state. But we’re back… with a new addition to the JMTR team, Xavier Duah! He’s my new photographer and he’s so dope. All pics are unfiltered and unedited! The above look is what I wore to a friend’s birthday dinner last weekend.
Throughout the course of my absence, SO MUCH has happened; all that I am quite grateful for. Sometimes you get to a place in life where you’re doing all of your life planning; and forget to include the One who holds your life together. For some time now, I thought things were coming together pretty smoothly. But God quickly showed me that He, alone, is Lord over my life. And His plan for me will certainly prevail. Unfortunately, I am not privy to the minute details of His plan for my life. Nonetheless, a plan is in place. And a damn good plan at that. I’m assured of this in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
The thing is, God never promises full revelation of His plan for our lives. He does, however, promises proximity. And as long as we commune, obey and stay close to Him, we’ll always have fulfillment of His plan for our lives. Jesus Christ is my only hope. People fade away, the grass withers, but Jesus is ALWAYS with me.
This weekend, one thing the visiting pastor at my church talked about was elevation after the resurrection. While the death of Jesus is so important, what’s really groundbreaking is His elevation after His resurrection from the dead. Ephesians 1:20 says Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in heavenly places. His position on the throne, alone, gives me peace about anything I go through! When the one who holds your life is high and lifted up, still on the throne, seated on the right hand of the Father and watching over you, there’s really nothing you go through that should move you or shake your faith. And if Christ be elevated after His resurrection, I too will resurrect from death and elevate to higher grounds. I’m just encouraging you to elevate beyond your circumstances today. No matter what you’re going through, God is still on the throne.
God bless you.