From Beige To Easter and Back

Sitting here in the wash of Easter Week, trying to soak it all in.  I was overwhelmed with how powerful Jesus was this year.  I was reminded of how powerful God is moving.  I totally dug the mountaintop experience of the week – knowing that God moves in ebbs and flows.  I appreciate both seasons – peaks and valleys, because God does something different in both seasons.  Both valuable.
With that said, it’s funny how we kind of increase our “game-on” sensibilities during this time of year.  It’s one of the few times a year that our culture jumps on the Jesus bandwagon – even in an off-base capacity.  Lots of us, seasoned Christians, do the same thing though.  We up our game for Easter Week, and then it’s back to the “beige.”  Whether we’re heading into an emotional, spiritual peak or valley now, I don’t really care.  I believe we’re able to stay out of the beige in these next weeks by doing a couple simple things:
  • Every day you wake up, process that day through the filter of the truth of what Jesus did on the cross.
  • Every day you wake up, process your actions that day through the mission of taking up that cross, and following Him.
With people, with work, with school, with yourself… strive toward a life that has an inseparable link between the cross and your day.  Simple?  Yes.  Easy?  No.