For Us!

today's reading.
Romans 8:18-39    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us...

think about it.
What are we as believers waiting for (8:23-25)? What help does the Spirit give when we pray (8:26-27)? Have you struggled with prayer? How has the Holy Spirit helped you? What does God do on your behalf (8:31-34)? What does the death and resurrection of Jesus do for us (8:33-34)? Who or what cannot separate us from God's love (8:35-39)? Do you live as if there are exceptions to this list? What do you think they are? Based on this passage, is that true?

the blog.
Every time I read Romans 8:31-39 I get pumped up, recharged, energized, jazzed...you get my drift. Why? Well, there are just days when I operate based on what I'm experiencing or feeling, which is never a good thing. That happens because I've allowed my focus to be more on me than on God. I had one of those days just this week. So reading "If God is for us, who can be against us?" and then Paul's final and absolute proclamation that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord! was exactly what I needed to hear.

I'm guessing I'm not alone in this area? So how can we do a better job of keeping the message that God is for us and nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus at the forefront as we tackle each day? Tami W.

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