DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY
Today’s 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:
These new technologies (such as the Internet) 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 billions of us is mind boggling. He’s far more sophisticated than the Internet, and He 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.
Yours for communicating God’s love in person and through every available technology,
P.S. The great cathedrals of Europe contained magnificent sculptures. Most of them represented Bible people.They were created to communicate visually to a largely illiterate people. In my childhood we had something called “flannel graph.” Remember that? We are in a visual age. Have you checked out 100 Huntley Street’s video website lately? Why don’t you do a little exploring there today? Visit www.100huntley.com.
Praying for you Marilyn. 🙏 God bless you, dear sister in Christ.
“Is there some problem in your life to solve,
Some passage seeming full of mystery?
God knows, who brings the hidden things to light.
He keeps the key.
Is there some door closed by the Father’s hand
Which widely opened you had hoped to see?
Trust God and wait— for when
He shuts the door He keeps the key.
Is there some earnest prayer unanswered yet,
Or answered NOT as you had thought ’twould be?
God will make clear His purpose by and by.
He keeps the key.
Have patience with your God, your patient God,
All wise, all knowing, no long lingerer He,
And of the door of all your future life
He keeps the key.
Unfailing comfort, sweet and blessed rest,
To know of EVERY door He keeps the key.
That He at last when just HE sees is best,
Will give it THEE.”
Cowman, L. B. E.; Reimann, Jim (2008-09-09). Streams in the Desert: 366 Daily Devotional Readings (p. 26). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.
Beverlee: Thank you for sharing this poem, It touched my heart and it made me glad that the key is in God’s hands .
Sometimes I get down with Edwards situation, not knowing what will happen and when.
But God will give me the key to this in iHis timing not mine. Amen.
I am also praying for Marilyn, as she goes for her operation this morning. May the Lord bless her and keep her in His care.
May God give you the strength and comfort to lean on Him, dear Eleanor. And may Edward hold close to His mighty Lord. I don’t check the blog often, just intuitively. Please know my prayers are constantly with you, dear sister in Christ. 🙏
“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.” Isaiah 42:9 ESV
You’re at Peace in His Love
Thank you for your concern Beverlee. I really appreciate it, I am praying that you will get your operation soon and you will feel so much better.🙏🙏
Beverlee, thank you for that touching poem,
it uplifted me and touched my heart deeply.
I prayed David’s prayer for today, in Jesus’ Name, Amen. May God bless you always.
God bless you, Joyce. In Jesus’ mighty Name. 🙏
What an amazing chapter! As David said, this is worth rereading and making part of us.
Father, write Your Word deep in our hearts – make Your Word part of our very souls so what comes out of us is from You. Bless all Your people today, especially Marilyn, who is asking for Your special care today and in the days ahead. Thank You, Lord, for Your never-ending love for each of us, in Jesus’s great name, amen
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever” (1 Chronicles 16:34).
Rob: Thank you for your prayer this morning.
Good morning everyone
And I am ready ready ready ready for this procedure I would ask for your continuous prayers that the that the that the Lord would guide the my my surgeon’s hands and his team and I’m believing for a good procedure a quick recovery and zero complications thank you again for your prayers it means the world to me
May the Lord God and our father bless you all in Jesus name amen
Praying for Marilyn today that all goes well – that she will recover quickly. Blessings all.
Eleanor, so grateful to know your heart and Edward’s status. Life can be so very difficult.
Marilyn, glad that you reached-out in prayer.
This morning, Eleanor, Edward, and Marilyn are very close in my thoughts and prayers. Hold onto Him, and His Promises: “ I AM with you always.” ( Matt28:20)
Thankful for all the Bloggers who come together, in Him. Thankful for the other written prayers that accompany David’s…
Thank you so much Laur, I do appreciate your prayers.
Amen to above comments and prayer requests .Blessing to all readers.
Amen to all the prayers above.
Laur, I am joining you in prayer for Marilyn’s surgery to be successful
and a good recovery to come. Also praying for Eleanor to find peace of
mind and strength while she cares for her dear husband Edward.
May God be with them all during this stressful time, in Jesus’ Holy Name.
Amen. Thank you Lord Jesus for every blessing we receive, Amen.
Thank you so very much for your prayers Joyce. It is lovely to know that
there are so many people who care about others on this blog.
Praying for all your pray requests.
God Bless You All