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Mark 16

Show me Jesus, Father, and show others the Jesus in me.

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“He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.  Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.’  … After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was take up into heaven and He sat at the right hand of God.  Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, AND THE LORD WORKED WITH THEM…” (16:15-16, 19-20 NIV)

You came to this earth in a simple way: born as a baby.

You lived on this earth in a purposeful way: teaching and modeling Your plan for redeeming Your people.

You left this earth in a glorious way: resurrected from death and ascended into heaven.

You continue to impact this earth in a personal and vicarious way: working with and through those who follow You and by Your Spirit’s activity among us.

Thank You for exerting Your power over death to raise Your body from the grave.  Thank You, for that act brings me the assurance of one day conquering death alongside You by that same power being engaged in my own life when my body is no more.

Everyday there are dead areas in my life which need the force of Your resurrection power.  There are attitudes, actions, choices and opinions which are like corpses needing disposed.  Yet, You have the power to resurrect what is dead in me, to fill me completely with Your life.  Like Paul said, “I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead” (Philippians 3:10-11 NIV).

Here am I, Lord, take my heart, mind, …all of me, and make me fully alive in You… Let there be no part of me which has not been resurrected.  Then, guide me to breathe out life-giving words to others, as You continue to make me just like Jesus.  Amen.

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