Quote: He’s All In!

16 Sep

The following thoughts are gleanings from Nancy Magiera’s writings… so fresh and non-religious and ALIVE!  Go ahead, be encouraged.  Take a big deep breath of fresh air. – MLH
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All In...


Without a breath of hesitation, God put all chips in.

He knew exactly what He’d have to do to win.
Throw it all in.  Nothing held back.
It would cost Him everything.
The winning pot was so poor, so fragile yet somehow so alluring that He couldn’t resist going all in.
It was the likes of me.  I am the prize.  I was His jackpot.

He saw all and embraced me anyway in my condition: Loser.  Reject.  Rebel.  Stained.
He exposed Himself to the very worst possible.
He was glad to do the unspeakable.
He offers me the whole kit and kaboodle as a freebie.  No down payment. No coupon necessary.  No out clause.  No shipping & handling.  No small print.  Just free.
Don’t mess with me!  In fact get your finger out of my face!
He did 2 amazing things for me.
He always sticks up for me.
A wedge can’t come in.  No matter what.
Nothing can wiggle its way in.  Not trouble of any kind.  No news.  No headline.  No report.  Not super hard times.  Not hatred for others.  Or others hating me.  Not hunger or homelessness.  Not bullying threats.  Not backstabbing or beheading…. not even the worst sin you can think of. Not one thing can separate me from His love.  He won me fair and square.
In fact, these troubling things do not even faze me.
Ho hum.
For I know Jesus loves me.
He has convinced me that nothing can take that away.
Nothing.
No one alive.
Nobody dead.
No angel.
No demon.
Nothing that happens today.
Nothing that could happen tomorrow.
Nothing high or low.
Nothing I can think of.
Not something I can’t even imagine or even the unthinkable.
Absolutely nothing.  No thing.
It’s impossible for anyone or anything to squeeze their way between me and God’s love.
Because that’s just who He is.
And that’s just how much He loves me.
You too.

No, I’m not crazy or delusional.  That was Romans 8 “cliff note version” and the following is the same passage in The Message.  Take heart, family of God.  We win!

“If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us?  And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen?  Who would dare even to point a finger?  The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us.  Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us?  There is no way!  Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:
They kill us in cold blood because they hate you.
We’re sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one.
None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.”

Nancy Magiera
Founding Director of HUB Ministries
Web: http://www.hubministries.org/wpress 

HUB (His United Body) usually meets at 7 pm on Sunday evenings at Indian Lakes Resort, 250 W Schick Rd in Bloomingdale, IL.

By the grace of God, at each meeting we expect healings, miracles, prophetic ministry, solid Biblical teachings and inspiring worship.  Thank you Lord for your sweet presence week after week!

September 21 is Bruce Van Natta

September 28 is Marie Chapian

October 4 Patricia King is with us on Saturday night

November 13-15 HUB’s Fall Conference  (details coming soon)

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If you are in the west-central Chicago-land area on Sunday evenings I highly recommend the HUB experience.  Nancy is a long time great friend of our family.   She and Hank her husband, and the HUB team love the Presence.  In fact, they are gluttons for His Presence.  We LOVE that about them!  And I love her writings.  They are so fresh, alive and infectious because she cultivates a vibrant and childlike relationship with her Father.   Click here for more about Chicago HUB. – MLH

 

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