God will finish the work He started in me. These are my fighting words.
There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears. – Philippians 1:6
My past is hidden in Christ. These are my fighting words.
Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life – even though invisible to spectators – is with Christ in God. He is your life. – Colossians 3:3
I am affirmed by God. These are my fighting words.
God affirms us, making us a sure thing in Christ, putting his Yes within us. By his Spirit he has stamped us with his eternal pledge – a sure beginning of what he is destined to complete. – 1 Corinthians 1:21-22
Nothing – absolutely nothing – can stop God’s love for me. These are my fighting words.
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. – Romans 8:35-39
I can be sure that EVERYTHING in my life will eventually work together for good. These are my fighting words.
He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. – Romans 8:28 (emphasis mine)