August 15, 2020 Living Water CAC Daily Devotional Guide :- TOPIC : ALWAYS VICTORIOUS
Saturday, August 15, 2020 – WORLD LIZARD DAY
Read: Romans 8:31-39
Romans 8:31-39 What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?]
He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things?
Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect [when it is] God Who justifies [that is, Who puts us in right relation to Himself? Who shall come forward and accuse or impeach those whom God has chosen? Will God, Who acquits us?]
Who is there to condemn [us]? Will Christ Jesus (the Messiah), Who died, or rather Who was raised from the dead, Who is at the right hand of God actually pleading as He intercedes for us?
Who shall ever separate us from Christ’s love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword?
Even as it is written, For Thy sake we are put to death all the day long; we are regarded and counted as sheep for the slaughter.
Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.
For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers,
Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us. (Romans 8:37)
Life is a bundle of activities, which span from religion, education, socialization, health and civilization. In all these activities lay bundles of joy, troubles and challenges. Jesus says; “…sufficient for the day is it’s own trouble” (Matt. 6:34). Each day carries a lot of crisis and stress ranging from money (finance), health, marriage, relationship, political and spiritual or religious crisis. All these are also garnished with pleasure of various capacities.
These life battles are not peculiar to believers alone, even the unsaved have their share of life’s blows, but there is a joy for the believers. In every circumstance, the Lord of our faith has promised to be with us. All we need do is to allow Him to take over the situation. Let Him be the Lord over your situations. Paul carefully highlighted different battles that may come the believers way: tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, poverty, revile, sword and the likes, and he never failed to declare that; “in all these things, we are more than conqueror…”
This means at all time, we are ALWAYS VICTORIOUS, even in the midst of the battle, if we remain connected to God (Read Matthew 6:33). Seek God first and fight all your battles with prayers, you will win. Let us pray.
1. Lord, teach me how to trust You all time.
2. Lord, deliver me from my present dilemma.
3. Oh Lord, help our leaders to always trust You for victory direction and fulfillment in all their endeavor.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Psalms 34-36; Revelation 7