Love-Bible Challenge Day 1: More Than Conquerers

So I was at GHOP tonight where we just had 2 hrs of worship and devotional time with God. I was led to read the book of Romans and got quite caught up to the point that I found myself on my knees. It was an awesome time with Jesus!!

And this led to me making a spontaneous decision that I am gonna challenge myself to post a verse/wee chapter that stood out most for me during my daily devotionals, on a daily basis, for as long as I can get it going for. (I’d reckon not setting a limit since life is so unpredictable aye? HAH kidding – nothing to do with commitment issues as I might want to do it longer than the duration I might have set) The reason I’m doing this is because 1) I want to meditate on the living word even more 2) HOW CAN I NOT SHARE THE GOODNESS OF THE LIVING WORD AND THESE LIVING TRUTHS?!! I have to share good news and I can’t possibly not talk about the very basis and essence of this deeply intimate relationship I have with the Living God, Abba Father.

This challenge is really more for myself but my prayer is also that you/any beautiful human being who reads this, would see the bible in a different light and grow a love for the word. Honestly, sometimes reading the bible can be such a chore for me. I’m always praying and begging the Lord to give me a love for the word. But of course, I have to do my part in constant and persistent seeking. I think to some extent, the Bible is very much an acquired taste in the sense that you don’t realise how good it is until you get into it and experience it for yourself. Okay enough of me blabbering, here it goes:

More Than Conquerers 
Romans 8:31-39

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 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.

Estelle’s thoughts: What an amazing verse?!!?? NOTHING can ever separate us from the LOVE OF GOD. What struck me the most was actually about how Christ is interceding for us. Means that even as we pray and intercede for the will of God upon the nations of the Earth, God himself is interceding for us too!!! I can’t wrap this around my head. It’s crazy. That’s requited love right there 😉

These bunch of verses reminded me of one of my favourite Jon Thurlow songs ever…!!


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