Lent 2019 – Day 6

By on 11/03/2019

More than Conquerors

Monday 11th March

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness or peril or sword?  .. No in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  (Romans 8:35, 37)

Even though Paul wrote this two thousand years ago, these obstacles remain for us today. Troubles and hardships transcend time. You may be facing some kind of hardship or distress right now – marriage struggles, physical injury or trouble with your kids, job or friends.

Thanks to social media, persecution is rife online to the point of cyber-bullying of people from young children to celebrities. This has even had tragic consequences at times. Maybe people make fun of you for going to church or for how you look or act. Maybe you get ridiculed for not following the crowd or walking away from a shady business deal.

You may not be naked or in a famine like millions are in our world but many of us have financial challenges. It can feel like there’s no extra money left over each month and that it wouldn’t take much to be in real financial trouble. Many people live from pay to pay and there is a lot of pressure to have more stuff.

Depending on where you live, worshipping publicly may not be allowed and even endanger your life. Some of you may face other perils or danger – through chronic illness or an abusive relationship or feeling alone or hopeless.

Paul knew that in all these various obstacles and challenges, we are more than conquerors and he reminds us we are not conquerors by ourselves but through, ‘Him who loved us.’

During Lent, remember that you are more than a conqueror – you are an overcomer. In this Easter season be reminded that God knows about all your struggles and hardships and He loves you and is with you every minute of the day and night.

Prayer: Lord, here I am. This is me in all my imperfections and I need you today. Help me remember that I can overcome all my struggles and hardships because of you and your extravagant love for me. Be with me today! Amen.

Written by
Sandra Purcell: Responsible for assisting Bruce with his Ministry as well as research and resource development.

13 comments on “Lent 2019 – Day 6

  1. May we trust in God to help us overcome! Why, when we are struggling, do we persist in trying to fix things ourselves, when God throws us a life- line? Lack of faith? Pride? Ego?

  2. The words in this reflection today has been just what my heart needed. I pray Dear Lord that all people have an encounter today of your presence and know they are loved. 🙏

  3. Hi Bruce.
    I realy enjoy your messages .
    I do miss you actually saying them rather than reading them.
    For me it doesn’t have the same impact.
    God bless you.

  4. God is greater than any negative force that tries to pull us down. Sometimes it seems hard to go on believing and hoping,especially when our faith is criticised.These are the very times when we can call on the power of love to hold us firm.

  5. Exactly what I needed to hear today & everyday . God’s power & love is far greater than we can ever imagine. Thank you Bruce & your ministry for the great work you are doing in getting God’s message out , God bless you all.

  6. Good Morning fellow Pilgrims! I like this format – a reflection every day and a video teaching on Sunday. It is to the point and not too wordy. I think about what I have read. Breaking old habits; pressing on no matter what the circumstances and more. I am visiting a daughter in Patagonia, Chile. I came here Jan. 1st and we embarked on a monumental task of repairing a historic church here in her little mountain town of 39 people. It is an Oratory now, but still a place to come and reflect. Travelers came through yesterday and stopped to pray. So the project came to be! With God’s help and with generous people from back in the US, and most of all my daughter who jumped through many logistical hoops to get supplies here. We don’t know how hard it is to get simple things in worlds other than our own! This was my sacrifice this Lent…more to come! Stay with me God!!!

  7. Very true and right time message. In all what info I can’t succeed without my Lord he’s the power and the prefector of all. I love you Jesus Amen!

  8. I am surely more than a conqueror by His special grace.
    Thank you for today’s reflection which reminds us that no matter what we are going through, as long as we keep our minds stayed on Him, it shall come to pass to the glory of His name. Amen!

  9. It is in giving that we receive….
    Today I wish to to ‘give’ my time, compassion, listening skill, to those in need of a friend, a companion, listener or presence….
    I am hopeful that I can offer myself with unconditional love, support and without judgement.
    I also hope to discern what I cannot burden myself with, or ‘carry.’
    To know, when to ‘hand it over to our loving father.’

  10. To Bruce and his entire team.Thank you sharing with us, and for helping to build God’s Kingdom here on earth.

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