What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:31-39 (ESV)
Take a deep look at this scripture. It flows like a journal a little doesn’t it? It’s a great template in addition to a great scripture – captures some inner thoughts, concerns, maybe even fears and doubts and starts by asking those things as questions. Then, answers those questions with truths and scriptures. And ends with a simple statement of faith.
The saying goes, “Dream in color.”
Try, “Thinking in Bible.”
When I’m answering the dialogue in my head or thinking and being logical, am I just using my own opinions and “wisdom” or am I thinking in Bible? What does God say about how to answer questions and take care of problems?
God’s plan cannot be thwarted. Mine can.
If I believe that God is truly sovereign – how does my behavior reflect that belief?
God, grab my shoulder and remind me you’re in control. Make your word loud and clear in my life.