Sweeter Than Honey is a 365-day devotional journey that leads the reader
"What then shall we say 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 with Him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God Who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the One Who died—more than that, Who was raised—Who is at the right hand of God, Who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, ‘For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.’ No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him Who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 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 8:31-39)
No, none of these things will separate us from God’s love. His love for us is everlasting and, as the Psalmist wrote, long-suffering.
Then, Paul, as he so often does, quotes from the Old Testament. He quotes from Psalm 44:22, a psalm of King David where David cries out to God for help. Paul too has spent much of his Christian life crying out to God for help. “We are more than conquerors” (8:37) Paul reminds us. Not just conquerors, more than conquerors!
When I read God’s Word each morning, I find inspiration and insight that keeps my day on track. Join me on this journey. Let’s settle in with His Word—it’s His Love Letter to us. Did you know that? Let’s read it like a Love Letter, expecting to glean something for our walk with Him every day. Let’s look for peace in the chaos and strength for our weaknesses. Even on our busiest days we can carve out a few minutes to refocus on the important. Can’t we? We may have to get up a little earlier, when the house is still and quiet, or stay up a few minutes after the others are tucked in for the night, but we can do this! I know we can!
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Happy Thanksgiving to you, friend!
Same to you and your family, Michele!!
Patsy, I just ordered your book and look forward to reading it. Thanks for hosting and have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Awwww... YEA! :) I hope you'll also join the private, Sweeter Than Honey, Facebook group. We'll be reding through God's Word and Sweeter Than Honey together over there beginning in January 2022!
Happy Thanksgiving Patsy!! 🤗
Happy Thanksgiving, Paula! :)
That is one of my favorite scriptures. That nothing will separate us from God. Nothing. Wat a promise to hold onto.
P.S. I used your instructions about adding scripture to the picture book Captain Pig??. The grandkids and parents loved the book. Thanks. It turned out so lovely with your directions.
Theresa, Romans 8:38-39 are stop #6 on The Romans Road to Salvation journey. The road sign here says “Assurance.”
I love the Captain Small Pig book project!!
So thankful that God is for me, died to save me and loves with with everlasting love.
Lauren, these verses give us such hope and assurance!!
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