Joy of My Heart with Anne Graham Lotz - April 9

April 9

Overcoming Obstacles                  

[The women] asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”

Mark 16:3, niv

The women who had been so faithfully vigilant at the Cross during the long hours of Jesus’ suffering returned together first thing Sunday morning to complete the embalming process that Joseph and Nicodemus had hastily done late Friday afternoon.

Their voices could be heard on the brisk early morning air as they discussed the problem of how they would roll the stone away. They knew it would be impossible for them to accomplish, even if all of them pushed together. What stone, what obstacle is ahead of you that you think you can’t move or get around, that blocks you from fulfilling your commitment to the Lord? Is it the stone of

financial limitations?
practical inexperience?
physical weakness?

If we steadfastly cling to our faith in Him, persevering in our commitment with obedience to His direction and call in our lives, He will roll away the stones for us!

Just Give me Jesus, (Nashville: W Publishing Group, 2000).

©2012 Anne Graham Lotz. All rights reserved.


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