“If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)
This Scripture serves as a powerful reminder that when God is on our side, when we have given Him control over the details of our lives, we are truly empowered like never before. Empowered to pray with confidence for all that we and our loved ones need, knowing those needs will be met. Prepared to take on the challenges of this world, regardless of circumstances. We are more able to love others, even our enemies and those that are difficult to love.
When you strive to live a faith-filled life, you are in a position to step out with holy boldness, move away from your own worldly desires and needs, to reach for all that is good and right and true. You are no better than anyone else, but your primary focus is on doing God’s Divine Will in your life. That is, doing as much good as you possibly can with complete and utter abandon. You are able to throw caution to the wind and harness the ordinary in an extraordinary way—with patience, courage and love.
Recently I saw a podcast of Joyce Meyer advising her listeners to ‘do it afraid.’ Like the disciples did so many times throughout their ministries, we too, are often afraid to serve God and others with boldness. But remember–faith and holy boldness are gifts of the Holy Spirt who dwells inside of each of us. To be able to proclaim God’s love to others, especially to the unworthy—and aren’t we all?–is one of the greatest privileges we have in this life.
If you find yourself reticent to step up and share the love of God with others, you are certainly not alone. But when you think about how God has done so many wonderful things in your life, given you so many blessings, it is hard to be silent!
Everything we have comes from God. As Christians we are well prepared to share our faith. God certainly gives each person abundant opportunities to do so. Oftentimes, as we get closer to Him and realize the great Love He has for us, we feel compelled (never forced) to share Him with others even if simply through kind words and a smile.
When we understand that God is there for us in every way, our sense of aloneness falls by the wayside, and is replaced by a life of gratitude and selfless service. When we embrace the reality that God is for us, fighting our battles daily, we can rest more easily and focus on leading souls to Him through the holy boldness He generously provides. Only then do we understand that no person or circumstance has any more power over us any longer. We are enabled to live and love freely, to walk in the quiet knowing that all is well—no weapon will prosper against us.
“If God is for us, who can be against us?”
(C) Copyright 2018 | Adele M. Gill | Distributed by News Consortium
Adapted from the new inspirational self-help book, ‘From Broken to Blest: Embracing the Healing that Awaits You,’ by Adele M. Gill and Dr. Verna Benner Carson, now available on Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com in print and e-book formats.
Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, ABDA is a retired RN/BSN, a Chaplain, a board certified disability analyst, the author of The Inspiration Café blog, http://theinspirationcafeblog.net, and 3 inspirational books including her new inspirational book, ‘From Broken to Blest: Embracing the Healing that Awaits You,’ written with Dr. Verna Benner Carson. Adele has written many articles on mind-body connection and is a tireless mind-body health advocate living in Maryland.