ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Religion and Philosophy»
  • Christianity, the Bible & Jesus

Just Close Your Eyes ONCE TODAY

Updated on June 13, 2015

On This Day We Mourn

Good Friday, the weather may be glorious and beautiful on this day although we reverently remember the death of our Savior Jesus Christ. We joyfully await the celebration of His resurrection. We know we may be in a tough spot on any given day. Perhaps it will be one of the toughest moments of our life. We may feel lost and alone, Sad and abandoned, but we are never alone. Because of Good Friday, you can never be alone.

We were given the ultimate gift when God gave His only Son. When He took the CROSS and His blood was shed for you and me. We can battle about the why’s and what’s and how’s, but on any given day just close your eyes. Allow the quiet to still your heart and think of the possibilities of someone loving you that much. Enough to pay the price for you and to wash away all the bad stuff so that you can one day have eternal life with Him.

It is not for me to make you see this. It is not for me to require your belief in Christ. I just ask that you close your eyes just once today and allow Him to speak to you where you are. He will come to you in your weakest moments, He will lift you up when you want only to fall, He will pull you toward Him when you want to run and hide. Why not give Him a chance?

Your Father is there awaiting you. Start with trusting in His promises. It is all going to be okay, you can take a baby step of faith for the rest of your life to begin.

Matthew 17:20 NIV

20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have the faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “move from here to there, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

I believe you can find this faith and strength if you want to be open to the call of Christ. Close your eyes and talk to Him. There is no right or wrong way to call on Him. Speak from your heart. Allow Him to hear your plea and He will respond. Once you do this ask Him to come into your heart forever and live there and ask forgiveness for the sins that He knows you have already committed. Because He knows everything about you as He made you wonderfully.

Galatians 2:20 NIV

20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved and gave himself for me.

Know that God is with you in every trial and every joy. The life you live on this earth is full of peaks and valleys and that will not change, believing in Him, allows a joy that is forever and holds fast in every storm. When Christ is dwelling inside of you, then everything changes. You still have pain and days where you can barely breathe or understand. You still make mistakes of the flesh, because, you are human and live in the flesh. So do not be too hard on yourself. Just try and remember you now live by faith and Christ lives in you. So when those times come you may lose your footing. You might make a desperate cry to the heavens. You could possibly say, “I can’t do this one more day or hour or minute.” But see, God can! He paid it all and when we forget that He is working through others remember always you will find Him in His word. When we go to Him, He will help you get through the minutes, then the hours and at long last every single day. Until we go to be with Him or He comes again to bring us all home together.

Well that’s my story and I’m sticking to it ~ Have a Blessed and Happy Easter ~ Take a moment to JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES ONCE TODAY

Peace in your Stages :)

© 2012 The Stages Of ME


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • teacherjoe52 profile image

      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      Hi Stages.

      Very good, very good. Bravo.

      I think having faith is the most difficult thing for a Christian to acomplish, but so rewarding.

      God bless you.

    • glmclendon profile image

      glmclendon 5 years ago

      This is so timely. The Holy season and all the things Christ did for us. Have a blessed week.

      Stay Well

    • The Stages Of ME profile image

      The Stages Of ME 5 years ago

      You too ~ and thank you ~ what a beautiful weekend ~ struggle but Joy bitter but sweet and He Is Alive:)

    • Mekenzie profile image

      Susan Ream 5 years ago from Michigan

      Kathy, a beautiful reflection of our life in Christ. Times do get tough and it's easy to loose our footing and sink in despair - but He never leaves us .. it is only us who loose sight of Him and His promises. Because He lives we can face tomorrow.

      In His death we received forgiveness of all our sins. He took it on himself and paid the price. Oh how He loves us! He commands us to forgive too .. "whenever you pray forgive." He rose again in victory ... Oh death where is thy sting?

      Have a Blessed Easter dear one with your dear family!

      Sending Love and Hugs to all!


    • The Stages Of ME profile image

      The Stages Of ME 5 years ago

      Sarahdc ~

      You too, blessing this Holy week and always :)

    • sarahdc profile image

      sarahdc 5 years ago from California

      Very timely post. Have a blessed Holy Week.

    Click to Rate This Article