Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Romans 14-16

We finish up another book in the Bible with Romans 14-16.  Paul explains that our faith is very personal.  And, our relationship with Christ is a two-way street.  Christ accepts us and loves us for who we are.  So, we are supposed to love and accept others in the same way.  That is no small task.  We each have our own special relationship with God to help us.  It's the one relationship, as long as we nurture it, that is certain to give us all we need.   We live and die to serve and glorify Him.  He fills us with His blessings when we live for Him.  And even after death, His blessings do not stop.  We have a promised happily ever-after waiting for us in Heaven.  

I will say it again and again and again.  The more we give ourselves to God, the more He is able to do in us, through us, and for us.  

13 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


Little things or big, God is all around us.  

He's In the everyday, familiar moments and the new and exciting moments.  He's even in the most unwanted and difficult moments.  

His love, His peace, His joy, His power- all here for each of us in every moment of every day.

Will I be too busy or tired, too distracted or hurried, too selfish and self-sufficient to notice Him?  

Or, will I look for Him and find Him in all His glory?

A prayer for today-

Dear God,

Thank you for Your Holy Spirit that is at work in me.  Forgive me for  so easily falling into the habit of being so self-sufficient that I miss You.  You are everywhere I am.  I pray you will help me focus on the blessings that You pour into my life every single day, no matter what the circumstances.  Fill me, Lord, with your joy and peace and hope.  I trust You.

In the name of Jesus I pray,

Joy and Peace,

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