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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Nothing

Do you ever have those moments when God’s word just comes in the moment you most need to hear it.  I was preparing or a book study, but my mind was on the trouble I was facing.  I was obsessing over something I couldn’t control or change.  Whether I was present or not, whether I spoke the right word or asked for forgiveness, I was not going to change the outcome and outcome that would change my life circumstances.  But that didn’t stop me from worrying and be anxious about the future. 
So I turn to the Book study and the prayer practice for the day is to practice Lectio Divina on Romans 8: 31-39.  The only bible I had near me was the Message Paraphrase by Eugene Petersen. 
31-39 So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:They kill us in cold blood because they hate you.We’re sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one.None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.

Nothing
Nothing
Nothing
Nothing can get between us and the love of God.
Nothing can separate us from the Love o God in Christ Jesus.
God as hurtful things are said, shine a light. 
Whisper of hope.
Breathe peace in me when I feel threatened, attacked, defamed.
Nothing
Not bullying threats, not backstabbing.
Nothing can drive a wedge between us and God’s love for us.
Nothing
Nothing
Nothing
Nothing can separate me from you.
Nothing can separate me from God’s love.
Nothing can get between me and the love o God .
Nothing.

This is my prayer right now, my breathe and my hope.  God’s love is forever and eternal and with me no matter what surrounds me.  So if you are in a similar place.  Just breathe.  And pray:  Nothing can get between me and the love of God.

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