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Looking For Some Encouragment?

May 10th, 2011

I am. 

I am sitting here between meetings spending a quick moment trying to find some encouragement for myself and for you.  I have been rolling the Sidewalk Prophets song You Love Me Anyway around in my head this morning, and so my mind has drifted over to Romans 8.  If that chapter does not excite a person who is a follower of Christ, I am not sure what would.  But all of you shoudl be able to find some encouragement from the end of the chapter.

 31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 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? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 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. 35 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.”

 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8:31-37, New International Version, ©2011)

Well, I am encouraged and ready to get back to the meetings- how about you?