Who shall separate us form the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us (Romans 8:35-37)
Yes I’m still reading and reviewing and loving this book “Ruthless” by Bo Stern. She has really done a bang up job with this one. You can just read right through and enjoy every word or work your way through thinking on and working through each question. Nice model indeed. Please plan on purchasing this book in a couple months!
Today in the book, I’m reminded that God is on my team or rather I’m on his?….whichever, we fight the same fight and win the same wins. It’s a good concept for me today because I’ve felt a little solitary this week. Seems like there is pressure from all sides and the chips aren’t falling in my favor. Conversations have been difficult and self-evaluation has been grueling.
I know I’m my own worst enemy and that can be paralyzing. I often times fell like I’ve come up short and what I do isn’t good enough. I feel responsible for the success and failure of my children, my finances, my business, my health, my everything. I think the truth of it as is that although I have a part to play, God is ultimately the team captain in my life and because He’s on my team, I don’t win or loose alone!
Its important for me to remind myself of this often. Being in a battle, with yourself or others, no matter how big or how small requires the assurance that God is on your team! If not for God all would be a lose, nothing would have meaning and depression would take you down. Today is a good day to remember that God is on your team!
I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Verses 38-39)