“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 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.” ~Romans 8:38-39~
One of the greatest hindrances in our relationship with God, in turn creates a strained relationship with our loved ones, friends, co-workers and even strangers at best is unconfessed sin! It becomes like a cancer that grows and grows over the months, years and a lifetime. It grows in to anger, bitterness, jealousy and well the list goes on and on. Galatians 5:19 says: “The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, and debauchery; 20idolatry and sorcery; hatred, discord, jealousy, and rage; rivalries, divisions, factions,…”
Most of the time we do not even realize this, it is a slow process that takes place in the spirit and the heart over years, it happens so slowly that you don’t see it. Let me explain it this way……
Last year my eye sight was getting so bad that my wife and I started making plans on how to live with me being blind, how would we do it? What will it be like. You see a Dr. had told me I was going blind and nothing can be done. It was getting to the point where I could not even see a street light until I got up close to it. As long as I drove on roads I knew I was ok, but if on a strange road I was in trouble. It scared me and it was making me become something I did not want to be….but I had no option.
After months of praying for healing, one day I decided to visit another Dr, he took a look and did numerous test concluding with a couple different surgeries I would probably be able to see just fine. SO I moved forward and had the surgeries. Today I see 20/20 in one eye and the other is still not good but my eye sight is 80% better and I see just fine!!!
Here is my point…. losing my sight was a very gradual thing, it took time for my eye sight to get where it was. As time went by I would adjust to the loss of sight, not even realizing what was happening. I was so blind I had no business driving!! No business riding my Harley!!! I quit playing golf because of it. Once I had the surgery I REALIZED how blind I was and man it just blew me away. The process from seeing to being blind was so slow and gradual that I didn’t realize how bad it was.
It made me think of our lives, we allow things in and slowing our lives change and we do not realize it, we have un-confessed sin and it grows into all these things, it is so slow we never see it. Our love grows cold over months and years and we do not even know it has happened. Our relationship with the Father grows luke-warm and we think we are on fire. Our marriages, relationships with family and friends grow cold…. get the picture? It happens so gradual that we become something we DO NOT want to be.
NOTHING CAN SEPARATE YOU FROM THE LOVE OF THE FATHER, what that means in the Greek is this: NOTHING CAN SEPARATE YOU FOR THE LOVE OF THE FATHER!!!! Bring everything to Him and allow Him to take it, cleanse you, make you clean. GIVE YOU SIGHT!!! This is such a great verse … chew on it…ingest it….LIVE IT. If you really believe this verse it will change your life and the lives of everyone around you!!!
Now go out and have an EPIC day today!!! KNOWING you are loved by the King of Kings