Tuesday, July 14, 2009

love... [II of III]

I'm sure at one point in our life we've heard the following portion of the Declaration of Independence: ...all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
But what does unalienable mean? Unalienable simply means that something is incapable of being transferred, surrendered, or alienated. 

We know the same to be true of the love of God. No matter what your station in life is, it is reassuring that nothing can separate from the love of our father, friend, and savior. Paul is writing to the Romans and breaks out in a 'flow' if you will. There is a sing-song quality about the portion of text that I can hear in my head. If I was a rapper, I'd come up with a sick beat and bust it out like it was 1996 again... ficky, ficky, ficky, yeeeeaaahh! Somebody stop me.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution,
or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: "For your sake we are killed
all day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter." Yes in all these things we are 
more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 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 created thing, shall be able to separate us from the 
LOVE of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)

No matter what we are going through, God is on our side. Whatever trial we are traversing, God is on our side. Though the fire be hot and the waters deep, God is on our side. Why? Because God's love is unalienable.


Jasmine said...

Ficky, ficky, ficky?!?! Yes, somebody will stop you and that person is ME!! :)


Tira J said...

At what point should I stop thanking you for these powerful posts? NEVER! Thank you so much for all of these reminders of God's unalienable love.

Nay. said...

1996 rap? Ok, gangsta! Let's take it back to the '80's and bust that Sugar Hill Gang beat. Unless you add some sweet harmony like Bone Thugs, than we're all good!

No, but for real, awesome post! Can't wait for the finale!

Mommaloo said...

crackin me up!

Diandra Ann said...

Ooooo... Will you rap for real? Cuz I would so NOT stop you!!! I love these posts on love :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Jas!! ;) You're a nut...but I love you! Praying for you today!!!


Anonymous said...

It is incredible that God LOVES us through our failures and shortcomings and to top it off He calls us "more than conquerors"!?!
Who wouldn't want to live for Jesus! What a MIGHTY God we serve!
Thanks Bianca for the post. "I believe I'll run on and see what the end is gonna be! :) That's victory in Christ!

Anonymous said...

Anonymity is so much cooler than saying hi B its Unique and I stalk your blog, don't you think?

P.S. I really needed this today, thanks. Oh, and I'm supper crazy scared of your study tonight but Jesus is making me go against my will. :)

Bianca said...

Yowzers, now I'm scared to post the final portion of this series because what if it's a let down? What if I suck? What if I stub my toe and writhe on the floor in pain?

Anyway, Unique I'm happy you came out of the stalker closet! Yippee! At least I now know when you are reading my bliggity blog :)

Edit to post: FYI I'll be doing the fourth section of the Se7en Deadly Sins series tonight at 6:55PM. Here is link if you want to check it out: http://ccmtb.com/?P=20

Anonymous said...

Well if Unique can do it, so can I... can't wait to hear part III and I'll be listening in on the internet tonight!

Much love,


Brianna said...

My love for you is also unalienable. Almost. :)

melanie said...

now seems like an appropriate time to invite you to my mother's home in la mirada, where we can enjoy lunch, homemade arnold palmers and the the vhs recording of me in a felt hat a la nkotb circa 1990, doing a cheesy dance AND RAP of romans 8:39 during vacation bible school. seriously. it's documented.
i love you. more than clementines at bedtime.

Anonymous said...

Laughing with great gusto. :) Your passion and love for Jesus is greatly expressed in each of your post. Great job, this can be hard. On another note...i can't stop the ficky, ficky, ficky beat in my head. LOL! :)

Will be praying for you.


Bianca said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Cindy, you revealed yourself?! I'm so blessed.

@Bri: I miss you but Germany is better because they get to steal you away.
@Mel: Why am I not suprised?! Genius. I love you more than egg white scramble with strawberries :)
@1717: You're officially the only one who finds me funny :) I nominate you Commentor Extraordinaire!

christy said...

thanks for the post...sometimes it's hard to really believ that no matter what He is withus and loves us...so the next time i feel that God is not hearing me or is not around, i will ask for a beat and rap to pauls lyrics:)

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