Leah Farmer

Personal perspectives on faith, literature, and life.

Resurrection, New Life, and Fresh Starts

“The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.” Romans 8:11

I don’t know about you but I have had ENOUGH of limiting beliefs! And every time I read this verse I’m reminded that limiting beliefs keep me from moving freely into what God has for me.

In September of 2011 I read this verse and my journal for that days says…

“That very same Spirit…the one that raised a dead Jesus…the one that restored his life, rebuilt his body, rescued him from Sheol ..THAT Spirit lives in EmptyTombme. And yet I think I can’t get out of debt, lose weight, find love, reconcile my hurt relationships, get healed of old pains, etc. etc. etc. What is that about? Seriously? The HOLY SPIRIT raised Jesus from the DEAD and I’m worried that something will happen that will ruin me? I’ve got that POWER at my fingertips (from the inside??) and I’m still afraid…still sure I’ll fail some days?”

At that time I was living through a pretty rough season of uncertainty. Darker days were ahead but this day…reading that verse…set me on a course to turn loose of my fear-living.

Now any time a little fear thought sneaks up on me…any time failure weasels it’s way into my thoughts, I hear the words…

“That very same Spirit…”

And that lovely Lady floods through my soul and reminds me that She has not deserted me…She will not let me fail…She has the POWER to raise people from the dead…and She has the power to make life where there is none!

What have I to fear?

Thank you Jesus for coming…dying…and living again! (And all the good stuff in between!)
That you God for sending your So Loved to the rest of the So Loved!
Thank you Holy Spirit for Your creation energy, Your soul leading, and Your life-giving, death-overcoming, story-redeeming power!

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