“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall…
- tribulation-pressure, trouble, anguish, affliction
- distress-narrowness of place, dire calamity, extreme affliction
- persecution-mistreatment, harassment, trouble
- famine-scarcity of harvest
- nakedness-open, laid bare, unclothed
- sword-strife, contention, quarreling?
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 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 8:35,37-39
But they will try!!
Know today that no matter what has happened in your life His love releases a bond. A bond that conquers everything you will ever face in this world. A bond that chases away victimization, because in Him you always win. A bond that devastates every lie and destroys every trap. A bond that gives you a home, a safe place, and help in your time of need.
In the Jurassic Park movie franchise the raptor scenes show a type of demonic strategy. One lures us, and when we think we are getting away from it, another strikes from the side. They tag team on the kill so they can share in the spoil. The enemy of our souls and the world lie to us to lure us away from the most powerful bond of love, and try to convince us that His love is not enough. They do this to try to cause separation. When we are at our most vulnerable they strike. They tag team until we are overwhelmed.
Today, what have you let try to separate you from His love? What created thing have you given more power than it should have? What are you letting rob you of the deepest most satisfying relationship of all time? What has lured you away from the truth?
Let’s PRAY, so that we are not PREY!
In the name of Jesus I thank you that I am bought with a price. The price that Jesus paid for me so that I could have a lifelong relationship with the lover of my soul. Forgive me for forsaking this love and running after imposters. Forgive me for letting anything separate me from your love. Forgive me for relinquishing my position in the kingdom whether out of my ignorance, or rebellion, or blindness. Help me to see, help me to accept your free gift, help me to be persuaded by You where I have been tricked by the devil. Help me conquer the lie of the orphan and know that I am your child and you are my Father forever. Today I choose to conquer the lies of the enemy by turning towards the truth. Today I choose to walk in faith away from the bad experiences of the past and forward into your arms. Today I choose to let go of the hurt and pain and know that you did not author that mess. In faith, today, I taste and see that you are good! I am more than a conqueror, not a carcass for every demon in hell to feast upon. I am a son and my Father loves me with an everlasting love. I receive this truth by faith and cling to it in Jesus Name!! Amen
Love you Susan!!
Never saw it quite this way before, but I wonder if some of the lies are of my own manufacture.Things like, “One doughnut won’t matter,” or, “skipping my exercise today won’t “really” set me back,”or, “Everybody SAYS I look thinner, so the scale doesn’t really matter.” Or whatever. I’m sure you can tell what my current issues are,but the point is, I’m lying to myself! All those things DO matter, but it’s easier in the short-term to be undisciplined. I don’t LIKE being all sweaty(Yes, I know. Men sweat, ladies “glow”).But the above are my “troubles”,and they’re linked to an “affliction”(disability). Thanks for making me think. And for reminding me the battle is not in vain. Nothing will ever separate me from Jesus. Love you Melissa, and miss you so much!!! Susy