Romans 8:35, 37-39 (NIV)
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? ... 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
What stood out to me in this scripture was: the word: WHO, the statement: WE are more than conquerors, and my position: for I AM convinced.
My question – WHO? – Yet the scripture goes onto to ask about situations that we may find ourselves in, not a person.
My Answer = No one – Nothing can separate you or I from the love of Jesus Christ.
The statement – “We are more than conquerors” – reveals my position because of Jesus Christ, His death and His resurrection.
The Holy Spirit that lives in Him now LIVES IN ME. That amazes me. I am a conqueror. I can conquer all situations here on earth and I have already conquered death – nothing is impossible – I have nothing to fear.
My position – “For I am convinced” – I am convinced in My heart and My mind. When we truly know we are forgiven and when we are filled with the Holy Spirit – we KNOW and are FULLY CONVINCED that God will never let go of You or me.
My position in my heart, my mind, and my actions must be that I continue to devote myself to Him, His word, His people (The Church). I know that I could let go of Him, but He will never let go of me.
Lord Jesus, may we become even more convinced of your love, grace, mercy and power for each of us. Fill us afresh with your Holy Spirit and do a work on us we pray. Lord, open our eyes so we can see clearer all you have for us and all we have to do for your Kingdom. We thank you that you promise to never leave us or forsake us. Thank you, Jesus. In Your Name we pray. Amen
Written by Ps. Sue Botta