Christ’s Resurrection Power

And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.

(Romans 8:11 NIV)

A few years ago, I started making Philippians 3:10-11 my daily prayer, “I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.” Not long after, God began to answer that prayer, but not without reminding me of the need to die to self and sin and the hardships that come from choosing the narrow road. That is why, like Paul, I can confidently write about Christ’s resurrection power; why I truly believe that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. For those who question the miracle of the resurrection and need proof, you need only look at a Christian who has been through a lot, but like Jesus, rises again, and in turn, is able to bring those who are dying in their struggles back to life as well.

“Heal the sick, raise the dead… Freely you have received; freely give.” – Jesus (Matthew 10:8)

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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