Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Daily Reminder

The other day our good friends, James and Danielle, came over so I could take pictures for their baby announcement (I'll post about that next week). They brought a little chalkboard with them as a prop and when we were all done I mentioned how I wanted to get something similar so that it could be an "art piece" around the house. Instead Danielle and I arm wrestled for it and I won so now it's mine. Actually, she left it with me free and clear because she's nice like that.

It didn't take me long to decide what to do with it - use it as a rotating Scripture board! There are little hints around our house that we're livin' for the Lord, but nothing that really serves as a great reminder of Who we serve, why He's so awesome and what we should do in response. The Scripture board (I just made that term up right now) is such a great way to achieve all three - especially since you can keep changing the verse based on what God's speaking to you that day or week or whatever. I placed my board on the coat rack by our front door in our main room where we spend the most time so that it's easily spotted and easily seen when I need some encouragement.

It's such a simple verse but it's been on my brain ever since the Aaron Gillespie worship night we attended where I cried a lot and Tim worshipped like a crazy man and we left wanting more. Anyways, among so many other incredible Truths, Aaron kept saying "God is for us!" and it really resounded with my heart . GOD IS FOR US. He's on our side. That's amazing. What more do we need?

Here's the full paragraph where the verse comes from (Romans 8:31-39) which in its entirety is even more incredible:

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 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. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
   “For your sake we face death all day long;
   we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 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.

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