Devotional: Isaiah 61:7
Isaiah 61:7 (ESV)
7 Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion;
instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot;
therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion;
they shall have everlasting joy.
Resurrection Sunday is the foundation of our Christian faith. Jesus died on the cross and rose on the third day. It’s a day for us to celebrate that Jesus is alive! He overcame the grave so we can live in complete freedom. It’s a day to celebrate!
JESUS IS ALIVE, so you don’t need to live in shame. He died on the cross for your past shame so you can live in complete honor. Not just honor but double honor. No more feeling guilty or feeling like you’re not good enough because God has restored you. You now can walk in fullness!
JESUS IS ALIVE, so you no longer have to feel like a disgrace but instead you are worthy. Your mistakes don’t disqualify you but instead God wants to use them. Not everything comes from God but He can use everything! When God uses your mistakes He turns them into blessings.
JESUS IS ALIVE, so He wants to bless us in double portion. He wants to keep pouring his love on us. He died and rose from the dead for us. He has already done the ultimate deed to show us His love for us. BUT STILL, He wants to continue showing us how much he loves us.
JESUS IS ALIVE, so now we have everlasting joy. No more sadness, no more feeling worthless, but now you can have everlasting joy. Joy is yours for the taking. Live a life full of joy – it is your right.
This scripture is the perfect picture of our right as Christians. We live in a dark world where there is so much heartache, sadness, and anger “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
My Prayer For You
I pray you see how valuable and how truly loved you are by God. He died and rose from the grave so you can live a full life. Receive all the blessings and joy God has given you. Only then you will feel like your life is worth living.