Love Is Our Glorious Victory

In the World – Part 6

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I'm committed to helping you discover a daily practice of meaningful spirituality so that you can live a fulfilling and courageous life.
I'm committed to helping you discover a daily practice of meaningful spirituality so that you can live a fulfilling and courageous life.

“Love is our glorious victory over everything.”

Romans 8:37 says:

Yet even in the midst of all these things [troubles, pressures, and problems. Persecutions, deprivations, dangers, and death threats…] we triumph over them all, for God has made us to be more than conquerors, and his demonstrated love is our glorious victory over everything!

Love is the victory. Not control, not separateness, not fighting and winning.

“Love is our glorious victory over everything.”

We conquer the system by loving the world.

So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God’s love. I’m convinced that his love will triumph over death, life’s troubles, fallen angels, or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken his love. There is no power above us or

beneath us—no power that could ever be found in the universe that can distance us from God’s passionate love, which is lavished upon us through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One!” (Romans 8:38-39 TPT.)

And yep, part of that is speaking truth to power.

“The world is not our enemy. The system is. Sometimes it's hard to separate the two, but we follow peace. We listen to Spirit. We love (including ourselves) like our lives, and the world depends on it.

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Part of that is telling our stories and seeking justice for ourselves and others.
Part of that is resistance and protests and tears and petitions and phone calls to government officials and phone calls to those we haven’t spoken to in years.

We conquer pain with forgiveness.
We conquer judgment with compassion.
We conquer brokenness with acceptance.
We conquer separateness by building bigger tables.
We conquer greed with generosity.

“Love is our glorious victory over everything.”

Don’t fight because you are against something. You’ll tire quickly and lose yourself in the battle.

Fight because you love. Fight for love. And fight with the weapons of love. This kind of battle doesn’t have winners or losers. It doesn’t end with some on top and others on the bottom.

It ends with hands and arms and hearts wrapped tightly around each other. It ends with life, not death. It ends in the miracle that only love can bring.

It ends with the world being at home with itself and within itself, making room, cooking dinner on the BBQ, tucking kids into bed at night with stories of wonder and grace, the front porch full of those whose lives have been woven together by their common humanity.

The world is not our enemy. The system is. Sometimes it's hard to separate the two, but we follow peace. We listen to Spirit. We love (including ourselves) like our lives, and the world depends on it.

Written by Liz Milani

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