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A Faith That Conquers

Daily Reading: Romans 8

 

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose... No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8.28, 37)

 

Devotional Thought: Four wonderful truths in these verses...

 

God works!  Note the present tense.  God works, not worked!  Our God is not the deist’s “Watchmaker God” who created the universe, wound it up, set it in motion, and left it alone.  No! Our God is vitally involved with his creation.  Right now he is calling us according to his purpose, he is working in us in order to accomplish those plans, and he is doing that in all things.

 

We love God!  Have you ever considered what a privilege it is to love God?  I have eight - soon to be ten! - wonderful grandchildren, and oh how I love them!  I am so grateful to have a relationship of love with these angels.  What joy is mine because of the love I can give them.  That’s how it is with our love for God.

 

God loves us!  He loves us with an infinite, eternal love.  He loves us in spite of anything we have done or will do.  He loves us in our good moments and our bad moments.  He loves us in our success and in our failure.  He loves us when we are vigorous and young, and he loves us when we are weak and failing.  We turn to him with confidence, because we know that he will never leave us or forsake us.

 

We are more than conquerors!  Thanks be to God; the Christian life is not just a life of subsistence.  We are not just scraping by.  We are victorious!  More than victorious!  For, even in poverty, we are rich!  Even in weakness, we are strong!  Even in rejection, we are accepted!  Even in death, we live! 

 

Praise be to God!

 

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for working in my life, for inviting me into a relationship of love with you.  I receive your infinite love today and go out to live in victory and joy.  Amen!

 

Psalm of the Day: 25.1-7

1 To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.

2 O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.

3 Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

4 Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths.

5 Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

6 Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.

7 Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O LORD!

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