How many times have we felt we need more resources, skill, wisdom, and power in our lives?
Usually, we look to others for prayer, or comfort, or to fill a need. I’m all for helping one another. We need each other, especially as times become more dangerous for believers. But there is a limit to what others can do for us. So many don’t realize that they must grow up spiritually. A baby Christian can receive from God more easily than a Christian who’s been in the faith for twenty years — that is if they’ve never sought to develope spiritually. Why? Because God expects us to grow up spiritually just like we expect our children to grow up as they get older.
“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4).
We should be developing spiritually so we can handle the affairs of life more skillfully. And God has given us a helper to do just that — to be a world overcomer. God has given us His Spirit.
In God’s eyes, He’s made available everything we need in this life. He did this through Jesus Christ. To God, His grace is sufficient for us. Wisdom, power, and resources have been made available through Jesus. We have the Greater One living inside us — the Holy Spirit. What more can God do?
Of course, we need to learn how to walk in what God’s done. That is a lifetime endeavor. I, personally, don’t know everything God has made available, but I’m learning. Through the years I’ve gotten better at receiving and living in His grace.
As humans, we’re accustomed to looking in the natural world to determine our victories and limitations. But God isn’t limited to the natural world. “Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
If we know Jesus, we have the Greater One in us! Shouldn’t we spend more time giving thanks for His grace than wondering if God will help us? If He’s made it available to us, He wants it in our lives. We spend time worrying instead of in faith. We say we hope God will do something instead of thanking Him for what His grace says He’s done for us.
Are we walking with God, or are we wandering around wondering where God is in our time of need? Is that how you want to live? I know I don’t. I want to be like the Apostle Paul and say, (NKJV) “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Now that’s a man who faced the worst the world had to offer and overcame it all. How? By knowing “greater is He that is you, than he that is in the world.”
In the end, only God has all the answers for our lives. Shouldn’t we want to get to know the Greater One in us more intimately?
Stay strong and prepared!