8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 8:36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Look at what the scripture says, "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?" I ask today, if you really love something, can any thing or anyone take that love away? I believe not. You see, when we become attached to something emotionally it becomes really difficult to abandon those feelings or thoughts or memories. Why? Because there's a bond that has been established between you and who or whatever. You see, we could even fall in love with hobbies, habits, our jobs... it doesn't really matter. The verse even goes on to say "shall tribulation or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril?" When we get hurt by someone or something, just don't go right away and toss in the towel. How many times have we failed and God has not stopped loving us? He still picks us up, helps us, heals us, provides for us in spite of all we do! "We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter." Guess what? We're going to go through some things. Things that we can't avoid and things we can do but don't want to. We have to stop playing the victim and start acting like children of the living God, because He loves us, He cares for us and we are His heirs. He loves you unconditionally. Look what the apostle Paul goes on to say, in V. 37, "We are more than conquerors." In V. 38, he understood that nothing, not in this world, or out of it, not death or life, spiritual or physical... nothing, absolutely nothing shall separate us from the love of Christ. Today, don't let anyone or anything get between you and God! I encourage you to grow your relationship with Him. My pastor has called February "Consecration Month." We need to cleanse ourselves for the work to come and for His coming. My prayer is that you will be deeply blessed and that the Lord will guide you in Jesus name.