"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 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: 38-39

Thoughts:

How many times have you gotten caught up in work, school, family, business, hobbies or any of life’s ‘extracurricular’ activites and one day looked up only to feel that you have drifted far away from God? What about when you go through the phases of looking at your bible in sheer obligation, where you know you need to read it but just can’t bring yourself to? So many other pressing obligations seem to shadow spending time with God. Have you opened your eyes one day to realize that you’ve stopped praying, stopped listening, and stopped spending time with God? To be honest, I have. It was like one of those many ‘new years resolutions’ that you make, to read and study and spend more time with God and then… life gets in the way.

Nothing can separate us from the love of God

First we must remember that the times we wake up feeling miles away from God, that nothing can separate us from His love. This means we can never wander away far enough to where God cannot reach out to us. So if nothing can separate us…then why do we feel distant? It is because WE separate ourselves. We let our lives get in the way of our relationship, and wind up unintentionally putting God on a back burner. Or, we find ourselves so deep in sin we become to ashamed to turn back to the God who so faithfully brought us out before. In the midst of these pitfalls we could fall into the doubt that God would still love us after all that we have done.

We must remember that nothing in this world can separate us from the love of God, and as long as we are alive, it is never too late to get right back up and get back on track. When we take one step towards God, God takes a huge step towards us and fills the gap.

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." ~Matthew 6:33

Life... our lives are filled with dreams and desires, goals that we tend to spend a lot of time and effort trying to bring to life. Sometimes we spend more time trying to make our goals a reality, then spending time doing God's work. But what does God say about this?
We have read the above scripture more than once…but have we really took time to understand what it means? It is God telling us that if we just get into His word, pray to Him and focus on Him, that He will simply GIVE us all the things we are spending our time trying to give to ourselves. That GIVE God our time and attention, and He will GIVE us our desires. Now who but our wonderful loving God would make a trade like that?

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, let us turn our attention back on You, and put the time and effort we have carelessly used elsewhere to furthering Your Kingdom. And Lord, should we have fallen short, please forgive us of all our sins and remove our guilt and shame. Let us remember that no matter what You love Your children, and wait with open arms for us to return. Amen.
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Till Next Time
God Bless
Amanda of AstriaLegends

Comments (9)

On February 7, 2012 at 2:02 AM , Pearl @ Play said...

Thank you for the reminder! In these days and times, there are simply too many distractions around us to draw us away from the one that is most important.

 
On February 7, 2012 at 5:14 AM , bananaorangeapple said...

this is a great reminder, thank you.

 
On February 7, 2012 at 7:15 AM , myeuropeantouch said...

Wonderfully expressed, thank you....♥
Monika

 
On February 7, 2012 at 9:05 AM , Sue Runyon said...

Just what I needed. Thank you, Amanda.

 
On February 7, 2012 at 9:27 AM , sammysgrammy said...

Beautiful devotion, Amanda. Last week, we used that very verse in Romans with the children who came to after school bible club so they would know - that no matter what - God will always love them.

 
On February 7, 2012 at 10:08 AM , Donna (Twinmountainpottery) said...

What a great post - definitely applies to me!

 
On February 7, 2012 at 10:11 AM , The REAL EverSewSweet said...

Sometimes we get so down on ourselves, not feeling worthy. Thank you for this reminder!!

 
On February 7, 2012 at 10:15 AM , Sheila said...

thank you Amanda. A very timely reminder.

 
On February 7, 2012 at 7:55 PM , ZudaGay said...

Amen!