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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love

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February-God’s Love, Love of God
           
            “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither life nor death, neither angels nor demons, neither the present or the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39(NIV)

            I love the beginning verse, so much I chose to spend a bit more time reflecting on it.
I remember when I had a large issue in my life. I told people I wanted to ‘survive’ it. That was the buzzword going around our worldly society then. I made some major changes in my life; one day I was reminded of this verse and how it applied to my circumstance. I felt as if a huge weight had been lifted from my shoulders. I realized I wanted to conquer those issues with Jesus’ guidance.

            Paul gives answers to the question he posed a few verses before. He states that nothing will have the power over us to separate us from the love of that Jesus has for us.
            He lists six different circumstances life can bring to us. But none of these can keep us away from God’s love.
1.      life or death,
2.       angels or demons,
3.      the present or the future,
4.       any powers
5.       height or depth,
6.      anything else in all creation.
            Again, let’s look at what The Message says about this list of scenarios:
            “I am absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—can get between us and God’s love because of the way Jesus our Master has embraced us.”
            In the process of my writing, I sometimes field questions from Hubby about what I have or have not done. I have learned not to get frustrated as I try to live in both worlds, the one of my literary endeavors and the one we call life.



4 comments:

  1. What an awesome passage, and so encouraging! My pastor husband says that Romans 8 is the quintessential chapter that summarizes the gospel in one package. How cool that it encouraged you at a crucial time in your life!

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    1. Thank you, Jen, for your kind thoughts. I like what Kevin says about Romans 8, thank him for that for me. God does encourage us when we let Him. I learned a lot about myself as I went through that trying time.

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  2. Hi Cecelia! I know what you mean re: trying to just survive a trial. It's never easy to face hardship, and even if I'm supposed to learn from it, I often just wish it would go away.
    Knowing that there is absolutely nothing that will keep me from the love of God helps me keep going in life. No matter what I do, I can always be reconciled. No matter how confused I become, I can always find clarity with him. It is a wonderful feeling.
    Blessings!
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil: I have learned that hardships are necessary in order for us to grow in the faith. When we have them come upon us, we learn what is important in our lives. We, also may learn what God wants from us.

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