So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. –Romans 8:1
No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. –Romans 8:39
The word if appears ten times in thirty-nine verses. It’s a short word. A powerful word too.
We all have regrets. We get to choose what to do with them. We can choose defeat. We can choose to be a victim. Or we can choose not to let our regrets hold us ransom and we can believe no regret exists that God cannot redeem.
If is a word of faith. It sees the invisible and believes the impossible. It’s the way we defy our circumstances and the way God’s promises become our reality.
Most dreams start with What If? What if you couldn’t fail, what would you do? What if time or money were no object, what God-sized dream would you go after? If you are looking for an excuse, you’ll always find one. The same is true for opportunity. And if you can’t find an opportunity, you can make one.
No Ifs, Ands, or Buts about It
Opportunities are all around you, all the time. Many of them come disguised as problems. Despite what the old adage says, opportunity usually doesn’t knock. We are the ones who have to do the asking, seeking, and knocking. But don’t seek opportunity before everything else. Seek God. If you do, you’ll have more opportunities than you know what to do with.
I look forward to experiencing God with you in worship and to hear about how you are experiencing the eighth chapter of Romans in your small group. I also encourage you to buy the book, If, by Mark Batterson. We will have them for sale on Sunday mornings.