Posts Tagged ‘Romans’

Called

Posted: January 28, 2018 in belief, bible, heart, life, love, music, quotes, Relationships, religion
Tags: , , ,

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
Tags: , ,

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)

 

Recharging #5

Posted: April 21, 2017 in bible, blogging, Health, life, love, music, quotes, religion
Tags: , , ,

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!

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

~ Romans 12:2 (NIV)

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

You can do this by renewing your mindset by getting your head together, focusing on what matters and don’t get caught up in the things that don’t really matter in life.

Romans 8:18

The pain that you’ve been feeling, can’t compare the to joy that’s coming.

Do you believe that?

Sometimes we can be so caught up in what’s going on in our lives just now, that we forget there is a tomorrow, and with God there is the promise of a brighter tomorrow.

So whatever is happening just now, stay positive, because you will find joy in your life again.

There are things about ourselves which only those closest to us know.

There are probably other things about us which only we ourselves know or are aware of.

Is it important that someone other than us knows all about us? Here’s some selected verses from Romans 8 (The Message) which may answer that question:

If we don’t know how or what to pray it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves.

I don’t know about you, but I find it very reassuring that someone else knows me better than me or those closest to me…I’m even more reassured by this because that person is God!