Wally World to York Road Elemetary and back for an even 6 miles. Shout out to HoneyPot, PCH and Paw-Paw for grabbing the 6 a few times and getting 7+ miles in the process.
The 3rd F
(37) No in all these tings we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. (38)For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels not rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, (39) nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
In reading Romans chapters 5-8, Paul under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit writes about the certain hope of future glory for those who are in Christ. Life comes at each of us hard. I’m of the opinion that there are not separate good seasons and bad seasons but life runs like a railroad track. Good and bad at the same time, all the time and God working in front of us and behind the scenes to ring glory to His name and our sanctification to become more like Jesus . This morning, there was a lot of “heavy” prayer requests; multiple instances of cancer, new and returning…injury…job loss…illness. Life. Now, I’m not trying to be a Spirit-filled Eyor but real. It was a sweet spirit for brothers to trust, share and be vulnerable this morning. It also illustrated these three verses perfectly. Nothing in your life or my life can separate us from God’s love. Those of us who are Christians are his sons and daughters, God saved us and moved us from children of wrath (Psalm 5:5) to His precious children. In this we have identity, purpose and complete assurance in this life. We have more than the golden Willy Wonka ticket to heaven.
There was a time in my life when I lived for myself as two different men. Out of the home I was the nicest, enjoyable , talented guy you’ve ever met with a jamming career, helping lead and start a church and generally being awesome. The stress of keeping up the duality, keeping track of what I told who and faking life in general was killing me and my family. I was so scared and hurt on the inside and I just ran from God and into the arms of this world. It cost me everything, including my first marriage. When everything came out, when the truth of my secret life of sin finally broke out, it was the worst day and best day of my life because when I was flat on my back looking up, Christ was right there.
I have no idea who is going to read this or what you’re dealing with but I do know it can’t separate you from the love of God. If you ever would like to talk and pray, give me a shout or any other of your F3 brothers who you trust.
In Him, Aye!