37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-38
I have been studying to be a success coach. That person who is in the background giving support and guidance and helping keep one on track in this marathon we call life. Kind of like the parent, pastor, teacher or any number of people who have been there through out our lives to help us find our way.
One of the ways that we can keep our minds and actions moving in a positive, success oriented direction is through affirmations, positive thoughts and sayings that we can repeat to ourselves to stay positive and to pull or push ourselves towards our best possible self. One of Tony Robbins’ affirmations is “if I can get through this, I can get through anything”. When I read this, I immediately thought of all the powerful, positive affirmations that God has given us in His Holy Word the Bible like “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil. 4:13” or “If God is for us, who can be against us. Romans 8:31” and today’s verse Romans 8:39 “Nothing can separate us from the love of God.” All of these beautiful affirmations I have been taught and have taught to students and children when I taught Sunday School. It is wonderful that God has given these affirmations just has He gave His Son to save us from our bad attitudes and sinfulness.
Let us pray: Heavenly Father, again I am very grateful for all the gifts you have given us. May we always be reminded through Your powerful word that we have nothing to fear no matter the situation because You have given Your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ to save us from the world and our sinful selves. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.