Resurrection Sunday has special meaning for us former procrastinators.
Jesus rose and we have new life! The Holy Spirit reveals the truth and empowers us to live in it. He’s the One who is bringing about our transformation.
O for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer’s praise
The glories of my God and King
The triumphs of His grace.
Grace triumphs! More than determination or self help or will power or motivation or devotion or any human effort. His grace!
We know the acrostic GRACE – God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. The power to do God’s will, the heart to do it all come from Him. Grace – purchased for us on the cross and delivered victoriously in the resurrection.
Our triumph over procrastination is a triumph of His grace in our lives. Have you had to struggle to overcome slothfulness? Have you tripped up? Kept going? Seen improvement? All by His grace.
The change He works in us is a display of His glory.
He breaks the power of cancelled sin
He sets the prisoner free.
His blood can make the foulest clean
His blood availed for me.
Following the strong urge to put things off instead of heeding the Holy Spirit’s prompting leads to disobedience, dishonor, disregard of our God. Jesus has broken the chains of habit and wrong thinking that bound us to that sin. We do not have to procrastinate. We’re free. His blood washes us clean – even me.
The powers of sin are defeated and our victory secured by His resurrection. And we are being saved everyday by His grace-filled keeping power. The change He works in us is a display of His glory. Hallelujah!