This is the Promises of God Podcast and I’m your host, Tracie Rollins. This podcast is about you, your ability to hear and believe and take action on God’s promises in your life because all of God’s promises are yes and amen. Resources mentioned in today’s episode can be found on Now, let’s get started.

Welcome back to the Promises of God Podcast, episode number 10. My name is Tracie Rollins. Thank you so much for spending some time with me today as we learn and take action on God’s promises in life. This month series is about understanding and feeling the love that God has for you, his child, and we’re working out of the moment and devotional offered by, and I’ll link that in the show notes today. We’re talking about the sacrificial love of God in our verse is Romans 5:8 and I’m going to read that out of the world English Bible. It says, but God commends his love towards us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. The Apostle Paul is talking to believers in Rome, but I believe it still applies today. It’s so hard for me to wrap my head around the sacrificial love of God.

I can’t comprehend or come to grips with his decision to save me a complete center through the blood of Jesus Christ. We are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God. God could have settled accounts by giving us what we deserve. Instead, God sent his son as a sacrifice to save the world, and you can read about that in John Chapter 3:16-17, and I’ll read it for you. It says, for God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. Forgiveness of sins through the death of Jesus is the deepest and clearest declaration of respect for God’s glory and Son.

As I look at the verse and I think about God and how he demonstrates his love, God demonstrates his love because he gives us the holy spirit and in our hearts, we can genuinely feel the love of God. If you have the Holy Spirit, you know what I’m talking about. God also demonstrate he demonstrates his love by sending his one and only son as an on our behalf so that we can have a relationship with God and being an heir to the kingdom. We get all the things, and Jesus paid the price. I think God every day for his sacrifice. Have you ever love someone so much You were willing to give up everything for him What did that love feel like in your life I remember when I was pregnant with my second son, we had just got back from a camping trip. It was memorial day weekend or close to it and we got back and I was so sick.

I was not doing good, so I went to see my doctor, and immediately she rushed me to the hospital, which was like right around the block from where her office was, my OBGYN office and I checked in at the hospital. My blood pressure had gone through the roof, and they admitted me. I was at risk of having issues with my pregnancy, and so they admitted me to the hospital. I think I stayed there for a week. It was really interesting. But one of the things that they did while I was in the hospital is people would visit me from, uh, the neonatal intensive care unit that was at a different hospital. See, the hospital that I was at is called Chandler regional hospital. They didn’t have a neonatal intensive care unit there. I don’t know if they have one now, but when my son was born, they didn’t have it.

So the neonatal surgeon or the chief dude, I don’t know what his name, he had a special dido. He was super high up there, came by and was making rounds at Chandler regional, and he stopped by and he said he needed to talk to me and he said to me, trace, you already have a child, and when you get ready to have this baby, because I believe you’re going to have this baby premature, I don’t believe your body’s going to be able to hang onto this, this kid too long. Um, let me tell you about our neonatal intensive care unit. And I just, I listened to him, but I didn’t listen to him. I was just kind of like, yeah, I’m going to carry this baby to the term you don’t know what you’re talking about. So, as he was speaking, he started telling me about my, decision that would have to be made for, for my baby. And he said that if they have to choose between his life in my life, they have to choose my life. That’s just the way it works. I didn’t get to choose. And I looked at him, and tears just started running down my face. And I said, no, I don’t know, you’re not going to choose. You’re going to save my son. You’re not going to. I don’t care about me. I want you to save my son. And he proceeded to explain to me that I already had a child and how important it was for me to be there for my first child and how important was for me to be there as a wife to my husband and, and that there was absolutely nothing I could say or do that would change their mind.

And so when he left, I just, you know, wasn’t very happy with him at that point because I had already made up my mind that I wasn’t, that I wasn’t going to sacrifice my son and I wasn’t going to give him the opportunity and that I would carry this baby to term. That’s what I had planned. God had another plan. I did give birth to that baby almost 11 weeks premature. He’s totally fine now, but I just wanted to share that story with you because I loved that baby. I still love him today. He’s my son, but I loved him so much that I wanted to die for him. I didn’t want to live if he couldn’t live and to have to face that option at, you know, whatever, however many you know, what was it not even, wasn’t maybe the third trimester, perhaps I don’t know. I forget about the weeks and stuff, but to have to face that, so in, in, in pregnancy, to have to come to grips with you might not get to take your baby home, and you might have to deal with the rest of your life that you can carry. Your kid was hard. It was really hard for me and so sacrificial love. The love that I had for him is minor, so minor compared to the love that God has for you. We will never understand the love that God has for us who can possibly take their child and have their child be a replacement for other children. I mean, that’s just in my head. I can’t wrap my head around it. So I’m going to ask you, do you believe that God loves you more than any love you’ve ever experienced in your life I do, and I know that he does, but if you don’t feel the love of Christ in your life, I definitely encourage you to invite Christ into your life today.

All you have to do is call them. Just accept them like speak out and say, Lord, come into my life. I accept you. You’re not promised tomorrow. Don’t put it off. Tomorrow may not come. This life is so short. Romans 6:23 says, the wages of sin is death, but the free-gift of God is eternal life in our Lord. So turn to him. Confess your sins, follow his will in your life. Understand his promises here them believe them. Take action on your part, not that taking action is going to do it like God could do it anyways, but we are responsible. I believe that we have roles to play in our lives. So take action wherever you can, and God will fulfill the promise that he has promised you in your life. I hope that you feel the love of Christ that surpasses all understanding, and I want to thank you for tuning in today, and I hope to see you or at least talk to you in the next episode of the Promises of God Podcast. We’ll see you then.

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