The disciples each had an integral role on the first Easter Sunday. From Mary Magdalene, John, and Peter, we learn how to handle dark, confusing times:
In the story of the centurion, we see that God keeps his promises. The centurion wasn’t puffed up by his title. Likewise, we must remain humble, remembering that all we have is by the grace of God. We can’t have faith in ourselves, but must continually place our faith in God.
When you are a true worshiper of God, there will be times when you get weary because you are carrying the weight of yourself
God will do everything on His own time. We may have to go through hard times, but everything will work out in the end. God knows exactly where we are and knows the right time to come down, to bring us out, so that we can go up!
A miracle is an event that is not explainable by the natural world. Sometimes God makes you wait on your miracle, but it is for your own good. God sometimes has to wait to perform a miracle because it is not impossible enough yet. He may not perform his miracle when you want but he’s always on time and will always do it his way.
It is important to rejoice in the Lord when turmoil is happening in your life. Rejoicing in the Lord will bring peace to your life. We must remember that trouble doesn’t last always, and joy comes. Having peace in your life doesn’t mean there is no troubles, it just means that God is present. Don’t let small situations make you anxious and turn your worry into prayers and you will have peace.
Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Life is not promised to be perfect by God. Through our trials we grow and through our victories we influence those around us with the miracle working power and wonders of God. Our testimony requires a trial, but don’t give up. Stay steadfast and let the Glory of God shine through.
It is important to think about the next chapter in your life. If you want to see God in the next chapter and you want to walk with Him, you must take the right steps in your current chapter. God chose you and has a future planned that is uniquely yours
Often times when we ask God for something, our prayers are not answered. Our prayers often only concern us and nothing else. We must be sincere, specific, and sacrificial in our prayers and God will bless us even more than what we asked for.
God wants to bless us, but we have to give him praise along the way, just like David. We can approach God, but we must know our limits. While it is important that we inquire of God for needs, etc. it is important that we show our love and respect through our praise. We often want to be served before we serve.