Saturday, March 26, 2011

Romans 13, part 2 - ahhhhhh.... In The Presence

There are so many great parts in the second half of Romans 13.


8 Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another.

Our only requirements are to love God and to love others as much as we love ourselves. If we can focus on those things then we will a sweet aroma to God. It is our act of love towards Him. When we love Him truly then love pours out of us for others.

This one is great...

10 Love does no wrong to others

Ouch this one can be hard to do sometimes especially when it is our enemies. We must always check ourselves, our attitudes and how we treat other people. Notice that this verse doesn't say Love does no wrong to our family, our friends, the people we like, our husband, our children. Look it says no wrong to others that means Everyone even our enemies.

Are you ready for this next one....

11 This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.

Jesus is coming soon so we need to be alert and ready. We need to be awake not drifting off to sleep. As Christ followers we need to being sharing the love of Christ in an urgent way...the time we have left here is short.


12b So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living. 13 Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see.

We need to turn away from our sin and live for Christ. Why? Because people are watching us to see if we are truly followers of Jesus. Sure we are going to make mistakes, we all do. That is the beauty of Christ love, He is forever changing us, mold us, making us into the beautiful person He intended us to be and it is a life long process. He will never be finished with us until we see Him face to face and He says, "Well done my good and faithful servant now enter into the joy of your Lord."

and of course to wrap it all up, I love.....

14 Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I want to be bundled up in the presence of Jesus. I love my fuzzy blankets they are so warm, toasty and I feel completely peaceful in it. It is one of those moments where I just feel like ahhhhhhhhh so good. When I am in the presence of Jesus is is so much more than my blanket it is perfect Joy, perfect Peace, perfect Love, just perfect ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. There are no words that can describe the security I have in the presence of my Jesus.

When we wrap ourselves in Jesus than all the previous things come so naturally they are a part of who we are.

So many nuggets of truth that are so powerful for us today. So everyone lets hide them into our hearts and of course we will .....



  1. Love these nuggets!

    I want a Jesus snuggle! Thank You LORD for Your grace, help us to live in Your presence and shine Your light to the world today!

  2. that picture is amazing. can't wait to hug him!


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