'...This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.' 1 John 5:4 NIV
What the devil thought was his biggest victory - the death of Jesus - was actually God's greatest triumph! Victory over death! 'Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?' That's God 1, devil 0. God's won and we're on the right team. You don't have to win or come up with all the answers on your own or in your own strength. If you find yourself doing that you may not yet fully trust your Dad in Heaven to 'win' for you.
David said, 'Through You we push back our enemies; through Your name we trample our foes.' (Psalm 44:5 NIV) Faith is only as valuable as the thing it's placed in, and our faith should be in a God who never fails. Fact: we invest our lives where we invest our love. So: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind.' (Luke 10:27 NIV) Jesus said, 'I have given you authority to...overcome all the power of the enemy...' (Luke 10:19 NIV) Paul said, 'Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.' (Romans 8:35-37 NIV)
Believe the truth about who you are in Christ. Know that you, through Christ, are fully equipped and in a place to overcome.
SoulFood: Judges 9:34-11:40, Mark 10:35-52, Ps 129, Pr 20:25, Ecc 5:4-6
word4U2day (an adaptation of The Word for Today authored by Bob & Debby Gass) is published under licence by UCB Australia.
2012 UCB International Ltd