Friday, January 15, 2010
Landon's pneumonia is finally getting better, I think. He's coughing that juck up, now. But, we have a problem with his poor bottom. The Augmentin is causing him to have bad diaper after bad diaper. It's burning his bottom something awful. Poor baby is miserable. :( Diaper changings have become a sweat inducing experience. Plus, I'm not completely healed from the hysterectomy, so I'm a bit sore from fighting him. I'd be surprised if he doesn't get hoarse from all the screaming. Poor baby! He's having a hard time sitting. Hopefully the treatment we're trying will work, soon.
On to today's chapters. Really, the only chapter I have comments about, is chapter 8.
Chapter 8, verses 5-8: "For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then theythat are in the flesh cannot please God."
I think that these verses, along with most of the chapter, mean that if we always think about the things here on earth, then that's all that will matter to us. If we always think about God and what He wants, then that's what will matter to us.
Verse 26: "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered."
There are going to be times in our lives, when we won't be able to voice our prayers. We won't know just what it is we need to pray for. God can still answer our prayers. He knows what we're trying to tell Him. He knows what we need, even if we don't.
Verse 28: "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
I do not believe that God decides to make something bad happen to us, just so He can make something good happen. But I do believe that if something bad does happen, then God can make something good come from it. An example: Say your husband gets layed-off from work. That's pretty bad, especially if he's the only one bringing any income home. Most people would worry and fret, but as Christians, aren;t we suppose to turn to God and give that fear to Him? You never know. The next day, your husband may get a job offer that was ten times better than the one he had. Although, it might not be the next day, but it COULD happen.
Verse 31: "...If God be for us, who can be against us?"
This is a very comforting verse for me. If we are with God, and are following after Him, then who can do anything to us? No matter what someone may do to us, we will still be with God one day, if we're following Him. Isn't that an awesome thought?
Verse 38&39: "For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Isn't that a wonderful thing to know?
Well, that's my thoughts for Romans, today. Tomorrow's chapters are Isaiah 7-11.
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