Posts Tagged ‘Romans’

Between us

Posted: April 24, 2018 in bible, faith, friendship, life, music, religion, words
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I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us. ~ Romans 3:38-39 (The Message)

When we’re young we have friendships that we feel will last forever. But for many of us, those relationships which we thought were solid, turn out to be just passing friendships.

Unlike those friendships which don’t last forever, God has promised to love us forever – It’s fantastic to know that no matter what happens, God is there for us.

Romans 6:7-11 (NLV)

When a man is dead, he is free from the power of sin. And if we have died with Christ, we believe we will live with Him also. We know that Christ was raised from the dead. He will never die again. Death has no more power over Him. He died once but now lives. He died to break the power of sin, and the life He now lives is for God. You must do the same thing! Think of yourselves as dead to the power of sin. But now you have new life because of Jesus Christ our Lord. You are living this new life for God.

Imagine hearing of the death of a loved one – you’d be devastated, upset, maybe even broken – but then for someone to come and tell you they had seen them alive and walking around again! I’m sure we would think they were mad!

But that’s exactly what happened when Jesus rose from the dead. Because Jesus did that we have been forgiven, and we have a future full of hope.

 

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 8:38-39 (NLT)

No matter what we face in this life, good or bad, God loves us.

No matter what we say or do, good or bad, God loves us.

Even in death, we are still never separated from God’s love.

I’m convinced God loves me, are you convinced He loves you?

Called

Posted: January 28, 2018 in belief, bible, heart, life, love, music, quotes, Relationships, religion
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Do you love God?

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. ~ Romans 8:28 (NIV)

When we give our heart and our all to Him, we prove that truly love God, and show that we believe we have been called by Him.

Do you believe you have been called to serve God?

I do! And because of that I have promised to serve God all my life. I therefore pray that God will continue to guide and direct me to do whatever He needs me to do.

 

Our bodies are made up of many parts. None of these parts have the same use. There are many people who belong to Christ. And yet, we are one body which is Christ’s. We are all different but we depend on each other.

Romans 12:4-5 NLV

That’s a well-known, and much repeated passage of scripture, and there’s a good reason for that – sometimes we forget, that we are all equally important and worthy of God’s love, and therefore He needs us to work together for Him.

If we don’t work together as one for God, how can we expect others to believe Christ can change their lives for the better!

What is a disciple?

A disciple is a follower or pupil of a teacher, leader, or philosopher, so from a Christian perspective, a disciple is a follower of God.

To become a disciple of God we must first give our all to Him. When we give our all to God, we are doing more than just attending church – we are dedicating ourselves to living our life in the way God expects us to.

A couple of verses from scripture that really teach us how to be a disciple can be found in Romans 14:7-8:

For we don’t live for ourselves or die for ourselves. If we live, it’s to honour the Lord. And if we die, it’s to honour the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

Do you belong to the Lord?

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~ Romans 15:13 (NIV)

It can be overwhelming when emotion takes over. But when it’s hope that overwhelms you, it is uplifting. What greater feeling is there than having hope in the knowledge that God loves you.

This quote from Martin Luther King Jr could not be more applicable than in these days where darkness and evil seem to be more prevalent in our world.

Do not let evil defeat you, but defeat evil by doing good. ~ Romans 12:21 (New Century Version)

It’s down to us then! We must show love where there is hatred; love where there is despair; love where there is darkness.

In these days when it seems darkness is taking over the world, there is still hope, because God is still here. And with His help, we can get God’s love shining strongly throughout the world.

Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good ~ Romans 12:21 (The Message)

 

Recharging #7

Posted: May 5, 2017 in bible, blogging, faith, hope, life, love, quotes, religion, words
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Do you ever feel spiritually drained?

Have you ever feel that the “spirit” has just been exhausted in your life?

We all feel this way from time to time; but an energetic Christian knows the cure!

It’s time to recharge your spiritual batteries today, before they run our completely!

You can do this by recapturing your:

  • faith in Christ

Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. ~ Romans 10:17 (NIV)

  • love of Christ

Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.hope in Christ ~ John 14:23 (NIV)

  • hope in Christ

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. ~ Romans 15:4 (NIV)