Promises of God

Joanna Whelton


Romans 8: 32


When God offered up His one and only Son, He gave you the best gift He could give.


There is NOTHING in this entire, vast, and mind-boggling universe that can compare with the length, the breath, the height, and the scope of God's love. It is truly astounding that God sacrificed His one and only Son, so that we can have everlasting life and a personal relationship with Him – right here and right now, each and every day.


John 17: 3 states “And this is the way to have eternal life - by knowing you, the one true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth!” Many Christians believe that eternal life is only in the hereafter. That is not entirely correct. Yes, of course we get to be with our Heavenly Father when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. But Eternal life begins at the moment that we accept Jesus. It is from that moment on that we are with Jesus, and that He is with us. It continues on, from that moment, and into eternity.

               

According to Strong's Concordance, “Eternal life operates simultaneously outside of time, inside of time, and beyond time… It is the unique reality of God's life at work in the believer.”


Eternal life means without beginning and without end; that which has always been and always will be. As New Covenant believers, eternal life is here and now. It is not something for which we must wait. Because God offered up His one and only Son, we have eternal life, through His Son Jesus, right here, and right now.

               

And since God loved us enough to do THAT for us, there should be no confusion about whether or not He meets all of our other needs. In fact, Paul states in Romans 8:32: “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall he not with Him also freely give us all things?” When meditating on this verse, perhaps we can be convinced that God is for us! No matter what our situation is, and no matter what the enemy tries to throw across our paths so that we might take our attention off of God, we can stand assured that we can face anyone, and anything, because we stand on God's authority, not ours.


Thank You, God, that You sacrificed Your Son, Jesus Christ, so that I would have everlasting life with You. And thank You Jesus, that You followed God's will for You, so that I would live with You for eternity, and also savor the life You have given me on this earth, right here and right now.


I pray that I always choose to remember to worship and adore You because of what You did for me. I pray that, even in the “smallest” daily things (sweeping, cooking, eating, walking, talking with friends, reading, etc.), I remember that I get to do those things because of You!


Thank You, Lord, for giving me the gift of You! I have Your bountiful, sheltering, endearing, and phenomenal Self - right inside of me, because You love me!!


I love You, Lord. I praise You, I worship You, and I adore You. Thank You, Lord, that I am Yours, and that You are mine.


With sincere and heartfelt gratitude, joy and peace, I submit this prayer to You, in Jesus's precious and holy name. And so it is. And so I allow it to be, with the help of the Holy Spirit.


AMEN!