Happy Easter from the Dean Ballenger Agency!

 

We wish you and your family a Happy Easter this weekend as we celebrate and refocus on the Lord. This time of year at the Dean Ballenger Agency we reflect on our blessings and remember all we have to be thankful for, especially that which happened on this weekend over 2000 years ago. Today we would like to share this devotional reading from Jesus Calling. We feel that this reading correlates perfectly with the Easter holiday and rejoicing in God’s love and amazing grace.

“I am a God who gives and gives and gives. When I died for you on the cross, I held back nothing; I poured out My Life like a drink offering. Because giving is inherent in My nature, I search for people who are able to receive in full measure. To increase your intimacy with Me, the two traits you need the most are receptivity and attentiveness. Receptivity is opening up your innermost being to be filled with My abundant riches. Attentiveness is directing your gaze to Me: searching for Me in all your moments. It is possible to stay your mind on Me, as the prophet Isaiah wrote. Through such attentiveness you receive a glorious gift: My perfect Peace.”

“But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.” – Philippians 2:17