37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I have been to many wrestling tournaments and yes I know that it is football season, but I was just thinking about my baby boy yesterday, his first football game of the 2013 season is tomorrow and i couldn't help but remember when. We would watched young men wrestle for about 11 hours on any given Saturday. It was awesome to see them pour their hearts out on the mat and give one hundred percent to complete exhaustion in a quest for a championship. They would fight until they could fight no more. Hands raised in victory. Mothers crying as their sons advanced in the tournament. Okay, Okay, daddies were crying, too, but in a cool way. The scripture above speaks of our spiritual quest and it states that we are more than conquerors. We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Please pay close attention to this. It is through the love of Christ that we are made conquerors. We can live on this earth a victorious life because of His Blood and the love that flowed as He shed His Blood. Paul goes on to say in verse 38 that not even death can separate us from the love of God. Look at the end of verse 39: it tells us that the love of God is in Jesus Christ our Lord. The key part of this verse is “our Lord”. That brings me to a serious question. Is Jesus Christ your Lord? Sometimes we deal with God like a child deals with a teddy bear. It brings comfort just before we go to bed, then we sleep throughout the night in the comfort and protection. Then we awake and take off into this world leaving our teddy bear until we return to bed and back into the comfort again. You see, if we really want to experience and understand the love of Christ, He must be Lord of our Life. That means when we wake up from our comfortable night we have to take that same comfort into the day, walking daily with Jesus and understanding we are more than conquerors on this earth. We are empowered to live on this earth because of His presence as Lord in our life. What does it mean to for Him to be Lord? It means He controls all that we do. It means our life belongs to Him. It means He is our master and He must direct and lead everything we do. If these things are not true then we are not fully experiencing the love of Christ. It may be love that we never see. Think about how many times your earthly mother and father bestowed love upon you and you never saw it. I never really thought about this until I became a father. There are so many things we do for our kids to protect them and make sure they are ok. They may never see some of these things, but they are there and they work. One more time let me reiterate to fully experience the love of Christ He must be Lord of our life. Then we will be more than conquerors, more than victorious, more than winners we will be Christ like, and peace will abound in and through us. Today, I hope you are blessed, but more than anything else I hope and pray Jesus is Lord of your life.
Brother Big Daddy