Are you believing that Jesus is your savior? Will you adhere to Jesus as your savior? Do you trust in Jesus as your savior? Are you relying on Jesus as your savior? Do you realize the benefits that come from believing in Jesus?
Believing in the power of the resurrection
Let’s consider the greater context so we can allow the Bible to interpret the Bible. We find it comes through the story of the death of Lazarus and how Jesus resurrected him from the dead. It provides us with the reality of how important our faith in Jesus is and its impact on our lives and our afterlives.
Considering the resurrection story of Lazarus
‘So when Jesus arrived, He found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles away; and many of the Jews had come to see Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning [the loss of] their brother. So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet Him, while Mary remained sitting in the house. Then Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. Even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give to You.” Jesus told her, “Your brother will rise [from the dead].” Martha replied, “I know that he will rise [from the dead] in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “ I am the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in (adheres to, trusts in, relies on) Me [as Savior] will live even if he dies; and everyone who lives and believes in Me [as Savior] will never die. Do you believe this?” She said to Him, “Yes, Lord; I have believed and continue to believe that You are the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed), the Son of God, He who was [destined and promised] to come into the world [and it is for You that the world has waited].” After she had said this, she left and called her sister Mary, privately whispering [to her], “The Teacher is here and is asking for you.” And when she heard this, she got up quickly and went to Him. ‘John 11:17-29
Believing enough to make the choice to follow Jesus:
Being the week after Easter, not only was the realization of the power of the resurrection of Lazarus seen but Jesus resurrected Himself too. Jesus brings with Himself the power to conquer both sin and grave through the sacrifice on the cross and the resurrection from the tomb. So now it is up to us to decide. We all have free will and get to choose if we will receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior and decide to follow after Him in faith. So today, let’s choose life, not just this temporary life on earth but our afterlife to be spent with God! Remember Jesus came so that we could have life and life more abundantly. Don’t be robbed by the thief who comes to steal, kill, and destroy but instead believe in Jesus and follow after Him!
So how can we use today’s verse of the day to be the dads God created and purposed for us to be?
Ways to apply John 11:25 in our lives and Be The Dads:
- Be a source of hope: As a dad, you can instill hope in your children by teaching them about the hope of eternal life through Jesus Christ.
- Live a life of faith: Lead by example and show your children what it means to have faith in God and trust in His plan.
- Embrace the power of resurrection: Help your children understand the power of the resurrection by teaching them the significance of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
- Believe in the impossible: Encourage your children to believe in miracles and the power of God to do the impossible.
- Prioritize relationships: Prioritize relationships with your family, spend quality time with them, and create lasting memories.
- Model forgiveness: Show your children what it means to forgive others and seek forgiveness when needed, just as Jesus forgave us.
- Love unconditionally: Demonstrate unconditional love to your children, just as God loves us unconditionally.
- Teach truth: Teach your children the truth of God’s Word and help them understand its relevance and importance in their lives.
- Set boundaries: Set healthy boundaries for your family, teaching them to respect themselves and others.
- Encourage spiritual growth: Encourage your children’s spiritual growth by praying with them, studying the Bible together, and finding ways to serve others in the name of Christ.