Monday, July 14, 2008
The Cross, His Blood, His Resurrection
Well . . . all I can say about the camp meetings is that I feel like a "new creation". Most of the teachings were on the cross, which Ben has been teaching/preaching on for the last few months. At times I have thought-are we going to learn about anything else? But it hit me this weekend as Ben and another pastor taught--What else it there? I need to stay at the cross at all times because that is where His grace, mercy, healing, strength, forgiveness flows. I have been a Christian since I was 12, really surrendering at age 20ish, but God revealed Jesus, His Cross, and His blood to me this past week in a way I have never known. I am dead. The old Mandy is gone and a new creation now lives--Jesus. I don't have to strive because I have nothing to bring anyway. I just have to come and fall into His grace and be united with Christ. This may sound simple, but it has hit my heart in such a new way. Praise Jesus for He is so good to me! I pray that my heart would stay at the cross at all times! That is where real life is!