24 Hours Before: Christ’s 24 Hours Before Changed Everything Forever

24 Hours Before. Christ's "24 Hours Before" changed everything forever. None of us know when our 24 Hours Before will be, but Christ did.

On this beautiful Good Friday, I’m thrilled to bring you the continuation of my friend Traci Burn’s reflections.

She’s walked a painful path but has found the Lord faithful every step of the way.

Even 24 hours before. [Read more…]

Too Broken? Too Many Scars? Everything Comes Alive (by We Are Messengers)

 

Click to watch music video "Everything Comes Alive" by We Are Messengers and hear lead singer Daren Mulligan's powerful testimony via www.JeanWilund.com

People said I’d never be anything.

They said I was too broken.

They said I had too many scars.

I was so dead in my sin, but when I acknowledged who I was and who God is, I came alive.

~ Darren Mulligan of We are Messengers

In 2003, Darren left his upbringing, his home country of Ireland, and his longtime girlfriend Heidi for America. He wanted to chase fame and fortune in the world of heavy rock as a guitarist. 

Heidi called him one day to tell him she’d become a Christian.

Anger filled his heart and spewed out on Heidi for three months.  [Read more…]

What If You Knew Your Life Would End Today? (Praise Picture)

What If You Knew Your Life Would End Today? (Praise Picture) CS Lewis Quote There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. Via www.JeanWilund.comOnly God can create a place so wonderful you don’t want to leave but still pales in comparison to where you’re going.

And even though you know it, you still don’t want to leave here to go there . . .  yet.

There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. (CS Lewis)

But reservations are required to go there before you leave here. Romans 10:8-13.

Don’t delay. Call on the name of Jesus Christ because heaven is not here, and you’re not getting there without Him.

Now go and enjoy here today.

It’s a wonderful day to be alive!

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The River (by Jordan Feliz) Monday Music

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I know a place where I found peace.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~ John 14:27

I know a place where I found rest. 

Be still and know that I am God. ~ Psalm 46:10

I know a place where I found mercy.

The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
~ Lamentations 3:22-23
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Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains) by Crowder ~ Monday Music

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It’s human nature to run from God.

It’s God’s nature to run after us.

We build a fortress to keep Him away.

If we let Him too close, our walls would crumble.

We avoid His Word. It speaks of His great love for us. 

It draws us. We don’t dare open it.

We try to outrun God.

But He’s the Hound of heaven. His love will hunt us down. [Read more…]

Down, But Not Out! Listen to “Grace Wins” by Matthew West ~ Monday Music

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God isn’t always fair.

If He were, we’d be sunk.

A friend once told me he feels he’s lived a pretty good life and on that basis, he ought to go to heaven.

“If that’s not good enough for God,” he told me, “then God isn’t fair, and He can just keep His heaven.”

That statement is both heartbreaking and ironic.  [Read more…]

That Was Then, This is Now! (by Josh Wilson) ~ Monday Music

Click to view video: "That Was Then, This is Now" by Josh Wilson - (Monday Music via www.JeanWilund.com) Step into the Light of Christ

Sometimes you’ve just gotta say, “Amen!”

Josh Wilson’s song That Was Then, This is Now is one of those times. 

AMEN!

We get used to the dark, but the Light shows us where we’re really living.  [Read more…]

I’m Running Wild & Loving It! “Deliverer” by Matt Maher (Monday Music)

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Guilty but free!

Running wild and loving it! 

I’m as guilty as fire is hot, but I’m not getting burned.

I’m running wild and free like a child set loose in Disney World waving my pass that gets me to the front of the line.

It really is that great.

Living over 50 years has allowed me to rack up more than a few sins.

Some are quite serious, but I don’t want to talk about them. God’s not remembering them against me. Why should I pull them back up?

I can’t even begin to express the freedom I feel from being delivered from the crushing weight of those gnarly sins.

It’s like I’ve been given spiritual immunity. That’s way better than diplomatic immunity.

No one can get more free than me. You can get as free as me, but not more free. 

In fact, right now if I were to reach out and pop you in the nose, I wouldn’t be held guilty by God. [Read more…]

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