Thursday, March 22, 2007


Romans 8:12-27

As we have prayed the prayer of salvation prior to accepting His love into His family, we are formed for God’s family. We are called to be in His family. God’s very nature is relational, He treasures relationships. With this fatherly relationship we have with Him, we are given not the spirit of bondage again, to fear, but we received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out "Abba, Father" (Romans 8.15). What a privilege!

God’s love is able to overcome sufferings and hurts that will come along and will greatly tempt us and pull us down in its capability. These hurts, failures, disappointments and sufferings are temporal and through that entire God is made strong for we can call unto Him for help and strength. He will deliver us. He cannot contradict His very own nature. God is love. To be free is in-dependant to God, not independent to ourselves so that we can practice the rights of being children of God.

Many times when we fail we do not hope for His help and guidance but we run to the closest help we could get our ears on; pastors, family, friends, etc. That’s our human nature; we seek for what can be seen, heard or speak. We seek for what is an easy escape or someone that can response to what we want to hear. We live by faith and not according to the flesh. God is ever faithful to hear the groaning of our hearts.

"For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?" (Romans 8.24)

God’s judgment as a Father is always right. Trust in Him for He knows much more than we do. Take a step backward and let go, let God. Even when we do not know or cannot comprehend the desire of our hearts, but God knows. Take heart today that God is the Father who understands the needs (and not the wants) of His children and He will provide and keep us safe in His embrace; and even when we do not know what or how to pray, He will pray for us. How privilege!

Are you living in-dependant to Him today? Is God in full control of your life? Are you making decisions based on God’s judgments or your convenience? Have you taken some time to pray and seek for God’s answers?

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