Shift Your IF
April 11, 2021
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)
Read Romans 8 every day for the next three weeks.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. (Romans 8:37)
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us. (Romans 8:26)
But if the Spirit of Hm who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. (Romans 8:11)
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:1-4)
They (regrets) have already been dealt with at the cross. There is no regret that God cannot redeem.
Three jumbo categories regret falls into:
We feel sorry about what we did
We feel sorry for what we missed out on
We feel sorry for ourselves
Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against thee, in thought, word and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. – The Book of Common Prayer
It’s easier to act like a Christian than to react like one.
Human beings made in the image of God do not live life based on the facts of their experience, but based on the interpretation of the facts.
No one is more influential in your life than you are, because no one talks to you more than you.
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)
He gave us grace in Christ Jesus before the ages began. (2 Timothy 1:9)
[God] chose us in [Christ] before the foundation of the world. (Ephesians 1:4)
I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)
In [Christ] we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses. (Ephesians 1:7)
For our sake [God] made [Christ] to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
You are not defined anymore by what you have done wrong; you are now defined by what Christ has done right.
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ. (Romans 8:1)
Full forgiveness is our present tense reality.
It is the cross of Jesus that turns if only regrets into what if realities.