They look for you in a tomb,
yet you are not there.
They look for you in a temple, cathedral, or building,
yet they are not your home.
You dwell in the hearts of those who believe in you,
place their faith in you,
and have received the gift of salvation.
You did not remain on a cross,
nor are you bound by our earthly realm.
You rose with all power.
You took possession of the keys of death and hell.
You are the omnipresent one,
fully abiding in those who believe.
You are also seated at the right hand of our Father.
You reign supreme!
Who on the earth or in the second heaven can contend with you?
Though mankind puffs up their importance,
and parades themselves in pride,
without the breath of God,
we cease to be alive.
We are not the center of it all,
The centrality of the Gospel is you!
You are more than an expression,
more than a historical figure,
You are LORD!
King of kings.
Lord of lords.
Holy and majestic you are.
There is nothing
and no one on earth more powerful than you!
I praise you with exuberant praise!
Not just today,
every single day.
My heart cries out,
“I love you. Thank you. I praise your glorious name.”
Everlasting and eternal God.
You are the Alpha and Omega.
You will return and judge the world.
You are perfect justice and mercy combined.
You will come and set all the wrong things right.
I give thanks to our Father for all that you are.
May we turn our eyes towards you,
the author and finisher of our faith.
May we cast our idols at your feet,
for there is no god besides you.
the RISEN one!
Death could not hold you.
The grave could not keep you.
You are the risen King and Lord!
Reign over our cities, states, and nations.
Pour out your glory over our world.
Forgive us for our many transgressions,
let heaven invade our world.
It only takes one word from you,
to shift dead things into living things.
Revive us again.
Awaken us to the Father’s love and purposes again.
Move us past seeking you for selfish gain,
to surrendering all that we are,
to all that you are!
Give us heavenly perspectives,
and courage to move as you move,
and speak as you speak.
Move us past comfortable and passive Christianity.
Revive us again,
with heavenly fire and passion.
Renew our first love,
may you be primary
and seeking your Kingdom
which is superior to all.
May our praise and adoration of you be continual,
not just during feasts or holidays.
May we bow our hearts before you,
and love you more than anyone or anything!
Love in Christ,
Painting: Artist Justine Peterson (Source Pinterest)