I have a feeling this will be a good week. Busy these next two days but I have no classes Wednesday or Thursday. Friday, heading to the Rice Lodge for the Emerson Good News Fellowship retreat. I am stoked to spend time with God away from the hectic college life, and to spend time with friends worshiping, hanging out, and having fellowship with one another.
Lord, I give you my heart. I give you my soul. I live for you alone.
The last few weeks at Reunion, we’ve been doing a study of the book of Romans. And not only in church, but also outside of church, God has been placing scriptures of the Book of Romans in front of me. I’ve never read the whole book of Romans, at least I don’t remember reading all of it. Through church and other activities, I’ve gotten to know quite a few scriptures. Last night, I couldn’t go to bed and was laying in bed contemplating life, or just being lazy. Anyhow, I decided to get out my bible and read the book of Romans from the beginning to end.
(I never got to the end, cause I decided I should try and sleep again considering I was only going to get about three hours of sleep before class, and my midterm.)
Reading the book of Romans makes me cringe. In a good way. I feel as though it clearly shows the two sides of God. His wrath and judgment against mankind and what we have created, but also His overflowing grace and faithfulness to us. There are so many important scriptures I can quote but what stood out to me was Romans 5:12-21. The whole passage refers to “death through adam, and life through Christ.”
“For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.” Romans 5:17
Everyone, everyone. fell into the life of death and sins.
But not everyone have chosen to receive the life God has given us.
Hmm… just a concept that blows my mind.