Some of us have short memories. Mine certainly has been getting shorter the last few years! Maybe it was turning 50, maybe not but there are times when I wish my memory was better. I often head downstairs to get something and find myself standing there looking around and wondering what on earth I came down there for….I have found it necessary to make lists or use my blackberry calendar more often these days if I want to be sure I don’t forget something important. I’ve read several articles over the last few years and apparently memory loss can begin as young as 20 years. I am referring to mild memory loss, not the dementia type. I also have read that the more children a woman has carried, the more memory loss she will suffer. Something about hormones and I don’t really understand all the details. I will claim both, I carried four babies and I am now over 50 so I have an excuse or so I will claim anyway!
There are some things I do not ever want to forget! Here are just a few of the awesome promises in the book of Romans that God has given to us that He intends for us to cling to and claim! They are worth hiding in our heart!
Romans 8:28 NIV 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
What a beautiful promise this is! “That in ALL THINGS God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” If you are a believer and have accepted Christ you have been called according to His purpose! This means WHATEVER comes into your life God will work out for your good! This offers a huge amount of comfort to us! If we are believers and our serving him, nothing can touch us that He hasn’t allowed or that He will not work out for our good.
And secondly, Romans 8:38,39 NIV 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
We have been bought with a price! A price that is so precious that absolutely nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus! If we walk in faith we don’t have to live in fear of losing that relationship. God has saved us and intends fully to keep us in His family! His Son paid too high a price to let us go!
Next time you find yourself forgetting something, remind yourself of these two verses. When we apply them daily our lives will be transformed!