Aug 17 2012

Come Awake

If you have ever found yourself going through life on auto-pilot.

Maybe once you parked at the office, you had the thought, how did I get here?  I don't even remember the drive.

It's time to change it up.  This is something I’m personally working on.  As a parent of young children, life sometimes feels an ipod on repeat.

So, I did something different this morning, and I got up early, put on my headphones, and ran.  I just have a lot of things on my mind, I need to sort through, and that usually works for me.

During my run, Matt Maher’s song, Christ is Risen, came on my ipod.

I have heard it a thousand times, but today I was in a new routine, and it stood out in a different way.

Especially the lyric “No burden great can hold you down…Come awake come awake, Come and rise up from the grave.”

I know that the song is talking about Jesus and how he rose from the grave.

But today, I got the encouragement that you and I can too.  You can come awake, get off auto pilot, and banish apathy.

The bible says if you believe, you can do all that Jesus did. So if no burden got him down, if he can come awake, and rise up, so can you.

"For though I fall, I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light."  -Michah 7:8

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8/17/2012 5:00:13 PM
Sara United States
Thank you for this Amanda. Today was a day that I needed to be reminded where to place my burdens.
8/18/2012 9:35:17 AM
Edy United States
Thank you...I cry just to think at how God speaks to me.  I'm hurting but know that I have new strengths like an eagle through Crist.  Thank you.
8/18/2012 10:53:43 AM
okegus United States
Thank you, KLOVE Thank you
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