It’s easy to feel like there are so many obstacles and restrictions in our way. In fact, sometimes we feel like we’re caught in a system that we have no control over and we’re just being dragged along – “so we might as well just go with it”?
Paul in writing to the Romans is convinced that this is not the case.
“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.
Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[p] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.
No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
We need revelation to see our state and liberation to be freed from it. It is that revelation that we are part of a state or a system that we are powerless to free ourselves from, that allows us to call on a higher power that actually transcends all other powers and gives us the liberation to live above and beyond a system.
No power in the act of freeing us from another power can deliver you from its self. But Jesus, who is not just “another power“ but “the higher power”, who is above and outside the system, gives us true liberation to really live.
To live free, to live big and engage in that wide open spacious life.
Those who trust God’s action in them find that God’s Spirit is in them—living and breathing God! Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life.
(Romans 8:5-6 MSG)
See you Sunday. I’m expecting great things!