Friday, September 14, 2012


Romans 8:37-39
New Life Version (NLV)
37 But we have power over all these things through Jesus Who loves us so much. 38 For I know that nothing can keep us from the love of God. Death cannot! Life cannot! Angels cannot! Leaders cannot! Any other power cannot! Hard things now or in the future cannot! 39 The world above or the world below cannot! Any other living thing cannot keep us away from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord.

None of us are islands unto ourselves, even if you think you're not.  Everything around us affects us.  And we affect everything around us.  Our society, our family, our church, our friends, our not so friendly's, even sometimes ourselves.  Good or bad, positive or negative.  It's all there.  It's all part of life. 

I live in the same spot as everyone else.  Affected by everything around me.  And I've had a day or two where those things have touched my life in such a way as to make me almost forget who, what, where, when and how.  But according to the Word, nothing, nothing! can separate us from God, who is love.  Nothing!!  (I chose the NLV version because of all the exclamation points!) 

So, think about the people who have hurt or offended you.  Think about the situations and circumstances that are seemingly not going your way.  Think about the doubt you may be experiencing yourself.  Got all that handy?  Well, now insert those things and people into this scripture and put an exclamation point at the end of them.  And then remind yourself - they cannot! keep you from the Love of God.