Easter is a time of renewal … New life! Our Savior, our dear Jesus died for our sins, so that we can have new and eternal life. That renewed life is a Spirit filled life. We see things differently when we are “in the
Spirit”. You know the feeling. There are times when you feel it more than other times. Sooooo, how do you intensify that feeling? How do you kindle the fire of the Holy Spirit inside of you? There are many ways, but here is one thing to
try that is certain to help … Surround yourself with things of God.
Why should you surround yourself with things that remind you of God and your walk with Him? Because you become as what you surround yourself with. Your eyes are the portal to
the soul, so wouldn't it be a good idea to influence your soul with holy things? We are greatly influenced by what our eyes are exposed to. How true and Biblically sound is this? Jacob influenced his father-in-law Laban's flocks to bear
striped, speckled, and spotted offspring by facing the animals toward tree branches that he peeled in striped, speckled and spotted patterns.
And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chestnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods. And he set
the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink. And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle
ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.
If you want to be conformed to the image of God, surround yourself with Godly things. It doesn’t go with your décor? God doesn’t mind. He will redecorate your entire life when you choose Him first.
There are so many things that you can find to remind you of your Christian walk … Pictures, keychains, candles, magnets, clothing, books, music, movies, stickers, jewelry, etc.
Give it a try … Surround yourself with reminders of what you want to be, and see if you don’t find that feeling of renewal and inspiration and increase your Spiritual perspective in your life.
On behalf of Christianity Oasis Ministry, Happy Easter to you and all your loved ones and may you all share in the joy of our risen Savior Christ Jesus during this season and each and every day. God