Nothing Can Separate Us From God!

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.[1] Rom. 8:38–39

 

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.

This is hard to imagine. We are sinful by nature. Even when we don’t mean to do things wrong we do. Our thoughts get us in trouble frequently.

 

                                                                             Neither death nor life,

Whether we are try to live the best life we can, or have died. Neither can separate us from the love of God.

 

Neither angels nor demons,

There are angels around us to help us, sometimes we don’t understand what they are trying to do for us. There are also demons that try to get us to get us to turn from God and His plans for us. Both could separate us from God, but He will not turn from us.

 

Neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow,

Separation can come from fear and worry. Being afraid or worrying will not help in the least bit. It only succeeds in causing us problems. Turn your fear and worry over to God.

 

—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.

If you turn your life over to God, and accept His love you will not be separated from Him.

 

No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

This gift of love and no worry of separation from God is so amazing. Our minds find this hard to believe. We daily think and do things wrong, it’s just our human nature. We can’t help it. That’s why we have received the gift of the Holy Spirit to intercede for us and close the gap of separation. The Holy Spirit takes our words and actions and filter them before they reach God, because we cannot go before Him in our sinful nature.

What makes you be afraid or worry? Have you felt pulled by demons? Share at the bottom of the blog your thoughts.

[1] Tyndale House Publishers. (2013). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Ro 8:38–39). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

Follow What is Good

Follow what is good.

Dear friend, don’t let this bad example influence you. Follow only what is good. Remember that those who do good prove that they are God’s children, and those who do evil prove that they do not know God. 3 John 11

Finding good examples is not always easy. There are temptations all around us.

  • Money – to buy things we don’t need
    • electronic toys
    • expensive cars
    • homes bigger than we need
  • Food
    • sweets
    • fatty foods
    • larger servings
  • Entertainment
    • movies
    • books
    • concerts

The above can be good or bad depending how many we buy, how much we buy, and what the content of the entertainment is. Teaching children how to follow what is good is important. Teaching by example is the best.

  • Money – to buy things
    • electronics are fine as long as we don’t buy beyond our means
    • cars are necessary, but we don’t need to buy something just for status
    • we also need homes to live in, something that is modest and fits our needs
  • Food
    • sweets are good, but in moderation
    • choose foods that are lower in fat and higher in nutrition
    • restaurants frequently give servings that are way to big, make it a practice to take half home
  • Entertainment
    • make sure content of movies, books, and concerts are age appropriate.
    • try to find entertainment that will teach the message of the Bible

Follow what is good for your children as well as for yourself. Remember when you follow what is good you are leading by example. Parents are the best teacher there is. We all want what is best for our children. We can find help in reading the Bible, going to church and having our family involved in helping those around us.

Those who follow the wrong path will not know God. Let’s work together to help raise children that Follow What is Good! What ideas or questions do you have?

 

Tyndale House Publishers. (2013). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (3 Jn 11). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

At God’s Right Hand

We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete. He endured the shame of being nailed to a cross, because he knew that later on he would be glad he did. Now he is seated at the right side of God’s throne! Heb 12:2

 

I can’t even imagine the pain He must have suffered for us. I have read and heard how horrible the agony would have been. I shudder and feel terrible for my part in His pain.

This is a part of the scripture that we all must read and understand.

He was born as the Son of God to come to

  • preach
  • make disciples
  • heal
  • then die for our sins.

God came to us as the Son to be able to free us from sin so that we could come before Him free of evil. 

Before Jesus ascended to heaven He gave the gift of the Holy Spirit to all people. With this gift, we are able to communicate with Him any time we want to. We are to bring everything to Him in prayer. Even the littlest thing as to what route to take while driving. He sincerely means He always wants an open line of communication.

This is something we are to teach our children as they grow. They need to know that Jesus came to bring us the gift of eternal life. Teach them that a prayer can be as simple as Help! That God is always there to help and comfort them. He needs them to learn to trust Him and talk to Him all of the time.

Read them stories from a children’s Bible and then talk with them about the message that God wants them to understand.

How can I help you teach the children to rely on God?

Guided By The Spirit

If you are guided by the Spirit, you won’t obey your selfish desires. Gal 5:16

 

Have you felt the guiding hand of the Holy Spirit? Have you felt the peace that passes all understanding?

It is so amazing when you witness the answers of God.

In 1996, I was called to go back to school to study and become an AiM, Associate in Ministry. It’s a commissioned position in a church. It can be in any numbers of area of service within the congregation.

  • Education
  • Worship
  • Children
  • Teens
  • Seniors
  • Finances
  • Music

My first reply was I can’t do that. I have a job and a family to take care of. When am I going to have time to go back to school. After much thought and prayer I gave in and let God guide me to sign up at Trinity Lutheran Seminary for my first class.

As I was going through the theology classes I learned so much more about the church and my relationship with God. I felt the Spirit guiding me as I went through the program. Then when I walked down the aisle at the beginning of the service when I was commissioned the tears rolled down my checks. I felt God’s love and approval for what I had done.

Help your children to learn to pray then listen for an answer from God. He will always guide you on the right path.

When have you felt God guide you to something you didn’t think you could do?

 

 

The Holy Bible: The Contemporary English Version. (1995). (Ga 5:16). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.