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Prayer Reflection February 10, 2023

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)
14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Romans 8 (NIV)
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. 

I encourage you to sit and read through Romans 8 today.  You may want to start at Romans 7:14 and read from there to get some of the context leading into Romans 8.  Or perhaps you may want to pause with Romans 8:31-39 in particular.

What does Jesus cause to stand out to you? Romans 8:34 has recently stood out to me.  Jesus is at the right hand of God and interceding for us. How amazing is that?  Jesus is interceding for us.  It reminds me of elsewhere in Scripture where Paul writes that our life is now hidden with Christ in God (see Colossians 3:1-4).

If you have put your faith in Jesus, you can rest securely in Him. Nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord (see Romans 8:31-39). Nothing.  No illness.  No hardship.  No injustice.  Nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Whatever you or someone you know is facing today, I invite you to sit with Jesus and let Him remind you that it cannot separate you from His love.  He is with you in it. 

This is something that I need to be reminded of today.  Jesus is with us in our suffering, in our tears, in our questions, in our hurts, in our losses.  Nothing can separate us from His love.  Nothing. 

We trust in Jesus through it all.  We remember that Jesus will have the final word (see Revelation 7:17; 21:4).

I invite you continue to intercede for those who have yet to trust Jesus.  Let’s bring each of them by name to Jesus today.  Perhaps the Lord will also bring to mind people that you know who have turned away from Jesus.  Let’s ask Jesus to draw their hearts back to Him.

As we pause today with Jesus in His word and pray, I invite you to reflect on this song:

The Lord bless you and your household!

Sincerely yours in Jesus,

Pastor Dave

Romans 8:1

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