MondayJuly 10, 2017

Daily Devotional

Greater Is He

By: Pastor Ed Young

Posted: July 10, 2017

From Series: God is in the Gaps

In Topics: All, Adversity, Discipline, Strength, Temptation, Victory

Read

I John 4:4, "You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world".

Romans 8:31, "What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?"

Think

God has propelled you forward. You've made great strides. You're a completely different person than you were before you surrendered your life to Christ. Maybe you were radically rescued and you're someone you never thought you could be. Or maybe you grew up in church and have seen God do many great things time and again. Why then, can't you seem to lose that last ten pounds? What about the money you should be putting into savings? What's that one thing you just can't seem to get past? 

We tend to face these issues with a preset attitude of resignation—but we can't settle! The truth is, we can get past them! We are fighting from victory—not for it. He who is in us is greater than all. So, each time we face that familiar tug, that urge to cave in, we've got to pray in the moment. We must stop, remove ourselves from the situation, and ask our Heavenly Father for clarity as we lean on His almighty strength. Bottom line: If God is for us, what can stand against us? Absolutely nothing! And what's greater than that? Absolutely nothing!

Pray

Father God, I seek to obey You! I want to please You! Help me remember to stand on Your strength in my weakness. Guide my thoughts and convict me in the moment to maintain a posture of victory as I praise the name of my Risen King!

Act

Remember who and Whose you are by memorizing I John 3:1, "See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him."