What Do You Hear?

God knew what He was doing from the very beginning. He
decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love Him along the same
lines as the life of His Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity He
restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in Him.
After God made that decision of what His children should be like, He followed
it up by calling people by name. After He called them by name, He set them on a
solid basis with Himself. And then, after getting them established, He stayed
with them to the end, gloriously completing what He had begun.

So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how
can we lose?

Romans
8-29-31 (MSG)

I’m
coming to the end of my retreat time, but I have one more passage for you to ponder
on your own. I know this has been hard work, digging into the scripture to hear
God’s message, but it’s worth it.

So,
what to you hear in these verses? It was a little longer than usual, so you may
need to read it again (and again).

If
that final sentence sounds vaguely familiar, another translation you may have
heard says: If God is for us, then who
can be against us?

What ideas from this passage do you
need to hear?

–        
God had a plan from the start

–        
you are shaped in the image of Jesus

–        
God calls you by name

–        
you are in good standing before God

–        
God stays with you until you’re
complete (which means forever)

–        
God is on your side

–        
something else

#SeedsOfScripture #reflection #rest
#Godisforus

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