In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. -- Romans 8:37-39
We are more than conquerors. You and me. We’re more.
Not just conquerors/warriors/allies of the most High. But blood-bought sons and daughters of the one true King.
You and me. We’re members of His royal family.
And our Heavenly Father? Nothing (not life, death or anything in-between) can stand in the way of His veil-tearing, all-consuming, unconditional love for us. And a Father with so much love for His children always has time for them.
So, where can we have time with God? Anywhere and everywhere!! Any time and all the time.
But to be completely honest, I’ve struggled with this for a while now. And even now, I still struggle some days. I start to think that He really doesn't want to hear from me all the time. That He already knows everything, so telling Him what was bothering me was moot.
That He’s the King of the universe and has better things to do than be with me.
***But all of these are lies straight from the enemy!!***
And each time I start to believe any or all of these things, Jesus reaches out and pulls me back into His loving arms.
He says “Your thoughts are important to me.”
“And I always have time for you.”
And now, I make a conscious effort to talk to Him all throughout my day. Anywhere and everywhere.
When I’m driving to and from work, when I’m cooking meals at my apartment, when I'm working out at the gym, you name it.
And I’ve slowly been learning, the “where” is far less important than the “when.”
That talking to Jesus, regardless of the place, is what I was designed to do.
Take some time this week to focus on prayer! Trust me. You'll be glad you did.
1. Do you have a favorite place to talk to Jesus? If so, where is it?
2. Do you agree that the “when” is more important than the “where”? Why or why not?
Thank You, Father, that You love me. That You love me so deeply that You sent your only son to die for my sins, so that I could be adopted into Your royal family. I am Your daughter. And You love me. And You care about me. My thoughts and feelings are precious, and You always have time for me. Please help me to remember that it's not about the “where,” but the “when.” Because You're with me everywhere I go. I pray that anything keeping me from praying would be broken, right now in Jesus’ name. Break down my walls. I'm saying “yes.” Thank You for everything. In Jesus’ name, amen.