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His Love

“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 8:38-39 (NIV)

The Bible teaches us that God is in all things and through all things. It also says that God is love. So if He's in all things and through all things AND His nature is love then you'd have to agree that His love is everywhere. OK…so if His love is everywhere then NOTHING can separate you from it…you cannot escape or hide from God or His love. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve dwelt with God and were always in His presence. When they ate from the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil their eyes were opened. All of a sudden their presence before the Lord was overshadowed by a scale of good to bad. Obviously to them, God was on the very good end of the scale and the contrast of where they were on it, made them ashamed. The Bible says “they were aware of their nakedness”. This caused them to want to hide from God…of course He'd always been aware of their nakedness…He just never chose to focus on it. The truth is He's knows completely about your nakedness (read “shame”) but through Jesus, chooses not to focus on it, in the pursuit of relationship with us. It's us who make the decision to flee from Him in the shame – the knowledge of good and evil – of our being. By doing this we “switch off” our awareness of His presence (although it doesn't make Him any less present!) and miss out of on the benefits of being enveloped in His love. This Chapter in Romans 8 starts off with “There is no condemnation for those in Christ…” God does not focus on your faults. He's not angry with you. He just wants to love you. Today, the choice is yours to let Him…God bless.

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