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Today is Resurrection Sunday, the day our Lord and Savior was raised from the dead. We are to celebrate because, through the actions of Jesus Christ, our victory is assured. However, there is something we have to do, and that is believe. Paul says it best in Romans 10:9, “If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Our ability to believe allows us to accomplish great things. Why, because, what Jesus did for us was great. Therefore, we have been set up to be successful when we believe in the resurrection power of our God. It’s time for the people of God to make it their business to understand the will of the Lord. Once we do, He will lead us in the way we are to go, and God will be glorified in our lives. But, we are the obstacle, that needs to get out of the way.

In Mark 16:1-11,14-15, we read Mark’s account of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. On the first day of the week early in the morning Mary Magdalene, the other Mary, and Salome, were taking spices to anoint the body of Jesus. However, there was a dilemma, how were they going to roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb? This was a valid concern, but they would not allow this obstacle to stop them from going to the tomb. When they arrived the problem was solved, the large stone had been rolled away. They entered the tomb and were met by a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side. They were startled to see him, but he told them not to be afraid and informed them Jesus of Nazareth had been raised from the dead. He gave them instructions to share with the disciples. When Mary Magdalene told the disciples they did not believe, because they were stuck in their grief. They were unable to get out of their own way because their last memory of Jesus was seeing Him die on the cross. They were overwhelmed by seeing Jesus crucified, it caused them to focus only on His death. We can beat them up for getting stuck on how they last saw Jesus. However, today some of us are stuck in our grief, which has become our roadblock. From our lips we confess, but in our hearts, we are struggling to believe in the resurrection power of God. When others attempt to share some encouraging words, we are not able to receive them, due to the roadblocks we have put up. The only way these roadblocks can be removed is by Jesus Christ. This is exactly what Jesus did for the disciples then, and is still doing for us today. 

What roadblocks are you dealing with, and do you need Jesus to remove them? He will remove them and once He does,  do not allow anything to cause you to allow them back in. Remember, Jesus came for you to get out of your own way! Continue to walk in your blessings.