Romans 8:31-39 New International Version (NIV)
More Than Conquerors
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 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? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 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.35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 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.
I AM GOOD PERSON ~
I was in a youth camp as a counselor and I heard this: God doesn't call the qualified but he qualifies the called! Such a powerful statement and truth.
Have you ever said negative things to yourself because of others? Many people say things they wish they had never said. Other people say things and just go on in life. I am a person who plays words over at night. I think about my day and learn from it. Words to say and words not to say.
I remember being in high school and I had this friend who would get mad at me. I would try to call her at night but she should talk to me. We didn't have cell phones or internet in my school days. So I would write her a note at night but nope, she wouldn't take it. It would on for a few days and all of a sudden, she would talk to me again as if nothing happened. I look back to see who unhealthy that friendship was in school. I allowed it to grow me into a fearful person of friendships. Although now, I question of that was a friendship at all, because we should never treat others on our own terms. Friendship is a two way street and we both need to meet in the middle. I walked away feeling like not a good friend but in reality I was a good friend. I see that now and I've learned to balance others in my life.
As a kid, I thought I knew so much but I didn't know much about real life. I've grown by watching others around me and learning daily. I volunteer in my granddaughters classrooms. One 1st grade teachers says words I never heard in my life. I have Willow tell me what they mean at night. I continue to learn from 1st grade and I can bring some joy in helping kids. Speaking words of life to them and saying they are smart.
MY POINT ~
If I had never turned my words around with post it notes and learning to speak life words, I might be that older woman sitting inside my house and sad. Instead, I spread my wings, leaped by faith and here I am today writing you. I love being a leader at my church too and helping where I can. Purpose this a good day and see yourself beautiful today. A beautiful soul can do many great things. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.