Monday, March 21, 2011

If God is for us, who could ever be against us?!

I absoutly LOVE my daily emails from Joel and Victoria Osteen. They give me such a positive start to my day and keep me in focus on what is important in life. One of my favorite songs is Our God is greater by Chris Tomlin. If the song comes on while we are in the car or listening to the christan music channel on the TV you are guaranteed to know it is turned WAY up loud... Listening to that song can turn a bad day into a good day, a good day into a even better day. Knowing that God is with us no matter what happens in our life, money, jobs, housing, death, birth..Anything, He is ALWAYS there for us. Nothing can come between you and God. If you have God on your side no one can stop you. We might not see things happen to be in our way but they are in Christ' way. I am in the process of reading What a husband needs from his wife by Melanie Chitwood. You may hear the title and think oh gosh seriously?! But it is a awesome book! I HIGHLY reccomend it to any wife. In one of the chapters it talks about stop living by our flesh and live to what God wants us to be as a wife. WHOA! I never realized how much I live by MY flesh. I am so used to my habbits. I want to live fully for God and not just in parts of my life. This is a major part of my life im working on now is to stop living by what I think is right. Because even though 100% of the time I think I am, it may not be.

Here is my daily email from Joel and Victoria Osteen that I wanted to share:

What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?”
(Romans 8:31, NLT)

There are many misconceptions about God in the world today. Some people think He’s mad at them, and other’s think He’s keeping a list of all their wrongs. But that isn’t what scripture tells us. Scripture tells us that God is gracious, patient and loving; that He is forgiving and doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve. Scripture tells us that God is for us, and if God is for us, who can be against us?

Think about that for a moment. The same God who created the heavens and earth, the one who spoke the universe into existence and knows everything about you, He is on your side and wants the best for you. I love today’s verse because it is a great reminder that when God is for you, no one can win against you. Not the pain of your past. Not any mistake you’ve made. Not the forces of hell, your worst enemy, a bad economy, a difficult housing market or anything else on this earth.

Today, instead of dwelling on what you’re not, dwell on what He is — He is faithful, He is loving, He is with you and He is for you! And with God on your side, you are headed for victory all the days of your life!