1 John 4:4 "You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world."
Do you realize when you received Jesus you became a child of God with full benefits? You now belong to God, you fit into His life and family, and you crush your old spiritual enemies because God's Spirit is in you and He is more powerful than anyone, or anything that is in this world.
The Message Bible says it this way: "My dear children, you come from God and belong to God. You have already won a big victory over those false teachers, for the Spirit in you is far stronger than anything in the world." When the trials and struggles come, you can successfully resist them. All you need to do is proclaim boldly and confidently that you're God's child and the "Greater One" is in you. Notice He is "in you." Don't look for God "out there" somewhere. Instead, look inside for the mighty, victorious, loving Christ to see you through. Remember, He does all the hard, powerful stuff and we do all the easy jumping and shouting stuff.
Confession: Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.
The Daily Bread
A devotional to equip, exhort, motivate and feed your spirit.
Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.