Wednesday, September 19, 2012

More than Conquerors

Are we more than Conquerors?
Conquer is defined as:
  1. (v. i.) To gain the victory; to overcome; to prevail.
  2. (v. t.) To gain or obtain, overcoming obstacles in the way; to win; as, to conquer freedom; to conquer a peace.
  3. (v. t.) To subdue or overcome by mental or moral power; to surmount; as, to conquer difficulties, temptation, etc.
Lena was born on 8/31 and we long to remember her and to find a meaning to her death and to make sure to give her a voice to the world.  I do not believe in coincidences by any means, so feel that in searching for a verse or group of verses that could make 8/31 minister to us, that God showed himself to us once again.
Let the verses minister to you in a real way right now.  You can see that God understands all suffering and pain.  He too gave up His son for US.  We are wretched and sinful and yet He still loves us.  He wants us to forever be with Him.  Our Lena is with Him right now.  He loves her and is caring for her.   He wants to care for each of you too.  All you have to do is accept His free gift and NOTHING can separate you from his love either. Thank you for providing relief and hope on a night that was feeling dreary and empty. 
Will we be able to get to a place we can function and use Lena's death to glorify Christ?  I sure do hope so.  With God we can prevail and overcome.
Will we be able to overcome the obstacles of our grief  and find peace?  If we keep our face looking up to Jesus, we sure will.
Will we be able to conquer difficulties and temptations?  We have Christ and he has conquered them once and for all.
Are we downhearted?  Absolutely, but this is not new to Christ and He does not expect us to be anywhere without Him being there with us and so we ask Him to be there with us as we walk through this hardship, disappointment, heartache and grief.  We can come out on the other side and find peace, hope, joy and so much more.  We can come out, because we believe in Him and He will never leave us or forsake us.  God is ALL that we need.  All of life seems so overboard these days after the loss of one so precious.  There is so little that we really need.  God is all that we need and so we long to focus on Him and what He is calling us to do right where we are.  May we be found faithful.

Hebrews 13:5

New International Version (NIV)
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
“Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you.”[


Romans 8:31-39

New International Version (NIV)

More Than Conquerors

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.”[a]
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,[b] 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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