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!

4 comments:

SLP said...

Well, I definitely need to start to listen to the CDS from the meetings! Love you!

Laura said...

This is an awesome message and such a good reminder for me...so glad we could be there saturday night and see you all! miss you guys and love you lots!

Mary Sue said...

Sounds like we both came out "new creations" this weekend. Hallelujah!

Kim said...

Isn't it great that God loves to reveal new things to us? I'm so glad that you had an amazing experience.