I overslept and am a little late today…but these are the thoughts from my quiet time…
“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 (New King James Version)
I reading this scripture I find myself focusing on the fact that NOTHING can separate us from the love of God. Nothing. I know that I am not worthy of the Lord’s grace and goodness, but thankfully, worthiness is not a requirement for receiving His love.
Not only can nothing separate us from God’s love, but God further promised in Luke that we don’t have to worry.
“Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!” Luke 12:20-28. (NIV)
So…we don’t have to worry about anything and once we are his child, nothing can separate us from his love…those are pretty awesome promises!!
Lord, today please help me to live my life as a reflection of your love and goodness. When I get anxious, please help me remember your promise in Luke. Thank you for the gift of our son.
How about you? Are you anxious, worried, stressed? What a wonderful promise that he will take care of us…we are his children…so special to him.
Have a wonderful Wednesday….