Father, I thank You for who You are in my life and how you intervene on my behalf even when I don’t ask. It amazes me how You care for even the most trivial things. I honor and worship You as my Sovereign King. I ask You, Lord to fill me with Your Holy Spirit, so I may hear You speaking through these words today. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen. From the Message:
Romans 31-34 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.
So, this passage starts out really positive. I like positive! Just like what I like to think of Christmas time with the cute little baby Jesus, and fun Christmas carols, all the “feel-good” Christmas specials and movies, and awesome lights. Everyone seems to be a little nicer at this time of year. At least this is what I have thought until fairly recently.
When I look deeper, pray deeper, listen deeper God reveals so much more to the meaning of Christmas and the wonderful thing is, it still ends up positive because of God’s unconditional, great love for us. A love I cannot comprehend. God spoke very powerfully through Pastor Delton Sunday showing me from the beginning to the end of the Bible how God intervened for us all at Christmas by giving us Jesus Christ! Someone who would declare war on Satan, beat him with His death and now, as it states above, is sticking up for us RIGHT NOW in the very presence of God. I just see a HUGE God saying to that serpent, that dragon - don’t you even think of messing with any of my babies!!!
This Christmas season, I will stand in pure awe of my God, my Father and pure gratitude of my Savior Jesus Christ. I thank Him for His Love and that in ALL times I will have Hope and Joy in Him for what He continues to do for and in me.
What do you think of our intervening God? Would love to hear what you think.
So incredibly humbled by His grace,