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Our Verse of the Week

“Why are you looking for the living among the dead?” asked the men. “He is not here, but he has risen!”

Luke 24:5b-6a

Devotional

This question that the angels posed to the group of women looking for Jesus really hit me as I read with fresh eyes: “Why are you looking for the living among the dead?”

How often have I searched in the wrong places for answers? In places that lead to death, when I really needed my living God? I catch myself relying on the world for answers, for definition, for guidance: I’m looking for a living answer amidst a dead world.

Let’s carry the celebration of Resurrection Sunday into this week by meditating on His living presence in our lives.

Suggested Meditation

Below is a look at my dialogue with the Holy Spirit while meditating on this passage. I meditate on the same verse every day for at least a week, and this is just a model to get you started. Meditating on scripture is a very personal journey and relationship with God, but you may find my Meditation Guide helpful. Subscribe now to my Newsletter and get immediate access to a Free Printable Library that includes meditation guidelines, a Meditation Journal Page, Scripture Writing pages, and bookmarks for this verse.

“Why are you looking: Here I am, Lord, searching. I’m always searching to grow closer to you, to know you better, to find answers for my life. Thank you, Father, for giving me a spirit that grows.

for the living: The only thing that will satisfy my search is your living son, your living water. I praise you, Father, for being a living God. One that feels, loves, and reaches for me. One that helps me grow, and walks in companionship as I learn.

among the dead?”: When have I gone off-course and looked for answers in dead places? Forgive me, Father. And, Spirit, show me where I may still be doing this in my life. What do I rely on instead of you? What truth is before my eyes that I can’t see?

“He is not here, but he has risen!”: Jesus, thank you, thank you for your sacrifice and life! Thank you for your love for me. Thank you for conquering death for me. I praise your name and am silent in worship.

Suggested Breath Prayers

For more info on Breath Prayers, visit the article You’re Just a Breath Away From God.

Look for the Living

He has risen

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