I should be studying for my final that’s this morning but I am just too excited about SPICE and this beautiful morning. The Lord is good all the time even when we don’t see it. I have been so disappointed with some aspects of culinary school. It’s really been a challenge working with my peers and sometimes I admit I really want to quit and question if this was the right decision. I am praying that the Lord will lead me where He wants me to go and taking each day at a time. This morning was such a testimony of God’s grace and that His mercies truly are a new each morning.
Looking back at a past post in December, I was reminded of the verse Romans 8:39, at one of the most difficult times for me, the Lord kept bringing this verse back into my heart and even into the devotion date of my Daily Walk. Well, this morning in my devotion, My Utmost for His Highest, Romans 8:39 was the focal point and I am reminded once again, that nothing can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:39)
Excerpt from My Utmost:
The things we try to avoid and fight against— tribulation, suffering, and persecution— are the very things that produce abundant joy in us. “We are more than conquerors through Him” “in all these things”; not in spite of them, but in the midst of them. A saint doesn’t know the joy of the Lord in spite of tribulation, but because of it. Paul said, “I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation” (2 Corinthians 7:4).
The undiminished radiance, which is the result of abundant joy, is not built on anything passing, but on the love of God that nothing can change. And the experiences of life, whether they are everyday events or terrifying ones, are powerless to “separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39).