Sunday Musings; If God is for us – who can stop us?

Happy Sunday!  These past few weeks Pastor David, now of the New Church of Peachtree City (new name pending), has been preaching on seeing ourselves as God sees us.  His messages and related verses have really hit home as many of them are again related to finding our purpose, rather God’s purpose for us.  I thought I would share and maybe by writing it out I will have some big revelation for myself (most likely not but here’s hoping and at least maybe some slow progress and something to refer back to!)

1.  We are wonderfully made.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 
Psalm 139:14

2.  We are fully forgiven.

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:12-17
(Side note – this sermon was on April 21st – our 6th anniversary AND this was the verse that was read at our wedding – so I can’t help but think of the timing!)

3.  We are showered with blessings.

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?
Romans 8:31-32
(I couldn’t get Our God by Chris Tomlin out of my head when hearing this verse!)

How awesome is our God?  He is so good to us.  I want and strive to live my life keeping these 3 things in my mind at all times.  When facing any battle or challenge I want to picture my ginormous God behind me cheering and pushing me to get through and to do my best.  With God in my corner, who can stop me!  (Realistically I want to say the world, nay-sayers, money, etc…but God will provide and prevail as long as I keep my heart and mind open to His lead.)

I’m going to leave you with the remainder of the Romans verses and one song, based on these verses, that really encouraged me this AM and I feel God has placed on my heart to meditate on this week.  (It warmed my heart when I was just playing the video and LL looks over to me and says “Mommy, I really like this song!”)

The Greatness of Our God
Hillsong LIVE

Give me eyes to see 
More of who You are 
May what I behold, 
still my anxious heart. 
Take what I have known 
And break it all apart 
For You my God, are greater still.

No sky contains,
No doubt restrains,
All You are,
The greatness of our God.
I spend my life to know,
And I’m far from close 
To all You are, 
The greatness of our God.

Verse 2: 
Give me grace to see 
Beyond this moment here. 
To believe that there 
Is nothing left to fear.

That You alone are high above it all.
For You my God, are greater still.

No sky contains,
No doubt restrains,
All You are,
The greatness of our God.
I spend my life to know,
And I’m far from close 
To all You are, 
The greatness of our God.

Bridge: 2x
And there is nothing
That can ever separate us.
There is nothing that can ever 
separate us from Your love.
No life, no death, of this I am convinced.
You my God, are greater still.

And no words can say, or song convey,
all You are the greatness of our God.
I spend my life to know,
And I’m far from close 
to all You are, 
the greatness of our God.

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? 36 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,[k] 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.
Romans 8:33:39

AMEN!  Have a blessed week!

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