February 23, 2024

Kay King
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
Matthew 22:37-39

My resurrection is recent…not my salvation…my resurrection… to be exact: 01.04.24. The day I fully understood “walking in newness of life” (Romans 6:4) and “trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

I’m in year 4, journaling Oswald Chambers’ “My Utmost for His Highest.” No one enters into the experience of entire sanctification without going through a “white funeral” — the burial of the old life. There must be a “white funeral,” a death with only one resurrection — a resurrection into the life of Jesus Christ. Nothing can defeat a life like this. It has oneness with God for only one purpose — to be a witness for Him.

How could my “resurrection” happen in 2024 when I’ve been following the Lord all my life? I’m so blessed. The Lord has provided. He has been faithful and forgiving and merciful in my youth, my adult selfishness, and ignorance…my messy. Why would I date my resurrection to be happening now? It’s not about me.

Looking at Matthew 22:36-39…my Savior wants more…no more holding back (hesitating, putting others first, independence, goals, etc. etc.) So…during some very recent, hard years “trust the Lord with all your heart, soul and mind” has meant ALL of me.

“Walking in newness of life” means being free of everyone and everything and claiming freedom in Jesus. He rescues. I’m a child of God (childlike heart) with a genuine smile and laughter, songs in my heart, and purpose in my days. I know Him and He knows me. We walk together with “newness of life’ (Romans 6:4). I’m redeemed, I’m resurrected. I am made to worship and glorify Him…that’s all.