DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY
Suggested Reading: Romans 8
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Key Verse: Romans 8:38-39
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…
All the verses in Romans 8 are keys which unlock the amazing provisions God has for us. Therefore, we may want to read this chapter over and over again until we are absolutely sure that we have made every word an integral part of our being.
Here are some random thoughts – (1) “The law of the Spirit of life.” This is like the law of aerodynamics. When the power is applied to the aircraft engines, the law of gravity is overcome, and we rise to new heights. Today, apply the power of the Holy Spirit and rise above sin and death. Amen! (2) Just imagine; no don’t just imagine, actually do it. Call the God of the universe, “Abba,” or in our language, “Daddy.” (3) Our key verses, like dozens of other promises of God, offer the perfect antidote to worry, fear, and uncertainty. So lift up your head. Go into the world with total confidence. Nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing can separate us from the Lord Jesus and His love.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, You cannot lie. You’ve promised me Your constant Presence, and I believe You 100%. Please grant me a new consistency in faith in You so that I won’t worry, fret, or have any fear. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
Someone or something did separate me earlier this morning, not from the love of God, but from the Internet. Just now I’m reading on the screen of my laptop, “You are not connected to the Internet.” So I’ve written today’s blog by hand. You are reading this and that means my connection has been restored. I’ve just gone back to my laptop and guess what… it’s working. These new technologies are a complete mystery to me. I understand almost nothing. I do understand, however, that NOTHING can separate me from God’s love. That’s the most important understanding in the universe. This amazing ability that God has to be able to give individual attention to millions of us is mind boggling. It’s far more sophisticated than the Internet, and it never goes down. God placed the physical laws in His creation concerning the Internet (millions of messages simultaneously). Man did not really invent the Internet; man simply thought God’s thoughts after Him and discovered it. Like North America, it was there all the time. The Native people knew that, and Columbus discovered it for the rest of the world. And here I am typing from my handwriting so I can send this to you wonderful people who are reading this on your computer.
Yours for communicating God’s love in person and through every available technology,
P.S. The great cathedrals were built to communicate visually to a largely illiterate people. We are again in a visual age. Have you checked out Crossroads’ new 7-channel world-wide Internet TV network? Check out www.crossroads360.com. A video explanation of the site can be found here.