Sunday, 25 May 2014
A Word for Today
"Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us."
-Romans 8: 35 & 37 (NLT)
Many things often strive for our attention, especially things that want to pull us back from the love of Christ, (afflictions, tests and trials). Economic situations, security issues, relationship matters, career, etc, often threaten to separate us from the love of God, we need to realize that in all 'these things', God has declared us victorious, therefore we do not need to worry or fret about anything. The testing of our faith comes at such a time like this, we often profess to have faith, but many are trying to do things their own way, ways that are contrary to the will of God. It's important to know that God doesn't change, He is ever constant and cannot fail, even though systems of this world and human beings may fail, God can never fail. The enemy will try to deceive you to relent in your service and love for God, it is through dedicated and faithful service to God, that blessings come (Exo 23:25), don't let anything separate you from loving and serving God the way you ought to, don't be tempted to use the time meant for God to earn some extra cash, or even spend the money you ought to give to God on other things, faithfulness is required of us. Our heads will be lifted up. We are the chosen of the Lord and He will cause prosperity and abundance to flow in our lives as we stay faithful to Him, not allowing any of 'these things' to separate us from His love. Zechariah 1:17 "Say this also: 'This is what the Lord of Heaven's Armies says: The towns of Israel will again overflow with prosperity, and the Lord will again comfort Zion and choose Jerusalem as his own."
None of 'these things' will separate me from the love of God, I will stay true and faithful to serving Him with all that is in me. Victory is mine! Halleluyah!
Source: Jola & Dexter Akin-Alamu