Tuesday, October 1, 2013

More Than Conquerors


Romans 8:28-39
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[i] have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

More Than Conquerors

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[j]
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[k] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 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.

I felt I needed to share this today. As you know, I spin through the radio channels often. I look for songs that uplift or meet my mood, as well as the reception, leaving the static. I enjoy hearing what is out there.
Lately, it seemed the Christian radio station, K-LOVE played songs about defeat. I'm sure they were to comfort those struggling with various trials. Strength comes from God. I heard them over and over. But I feel we need to know we are victorious.
Two Sundays back, negative thoughts invaded my mind about numerous areas in my life. I lay in bed, and each time a thought came, I, at first subconsciously, then consciously, countered it with, "More than conquerors." Got so, I didn't have the negative thought. It had no chance to take root, as I am "more than a conqueror."
Dear readers, if you have a struggle or many as I seemed to have had a few weeks ago, fill your mind with God's Word. Rest in Him. He fights the battle. He will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory. On a glorious fall day here in Western Pennsylvania, I fix my eyes upon Jesus and every thing else grows dim. Follow Him.
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