It’s a Choice

Romans 8 has to be one of my favourite chapters in the Bibe. Some people struggle with this chapter, but for me, God illuminated these words for me at Bible College, and it became the foundation of assurance that I still have today

Verse one states that there is no condemnation in Christ, and verse thirty-nine ends with that there is no separation from the love of God, in Christ. As mentioned, I believe that this chapter has so much assurance for us, but the key to this is verse eight:

“So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.”

Romans 8:6

To let something happen means that we have a choice. Just like when we found Christ, we had a choice to believe in what Jesus did to save our souls, and we continue to have a choice as to whether we follow Jesus, every day

Yet, I remember the turning point, for me, within my Christian walk. I remember thinking that although I had said “yes” to Jesus, I “felt” no different and life was the same as before…then I came across Romans 8, and I became that excited that I woke Kieren up in the middle of the night to explain the revelation God had just revealed

To some of us, you may think that this was an obvious find. Yet, I had never opened a Bible until twenty-five years old, and I did not have Christian parents, or even mentors, to guide me along the way. For me, this revelation showed me that to be fully surrendered to the Lord allowed my mind to be transformed into who I am today and who I will become in the years ahead

Friends, Scripture tells us to capture every thought and apply it to Christ, and honestly, I do not believe that we can do this without the help of the Holy Spirit

We all would continue to be in the first category of verse six if it wasn’t for Jesus. But now, we must be obedient when the Spirit leads us because in doing so, we receive God’s peace, which passes all understanding in knowing we are doing right by Him, but also, eternal life when this life is all said and done

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Rebecca Brand

My hearts desire is for everyone to have an intimate relationship with Christ. To hear the voice of God and to experience His presence. Also, to help disciple others to discover their purpose within the body of Christ - through the power of the Holy Spirit.

My God-given dream is to break down barriers within life and the Church as a whole to strengthen and develop relationships within every denomination and bring unity - so that we will collectively raise up together and fulfil the Great Commission, within this lifetime.

I am living proof that no matter what your past was or whatever your life has become - God will use you to fulfil what He created you to do, when you step out in obedience and faith.

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