“Ye 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
Last Sunday I preached from 2 Tim. 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” That verse has been one of my favorites for many years, for good reason. The world is a dangerous place and facing fear is a common thing. That’s why it is crucial that we remember Christ and what He what has provided—“power..love, and.. a sound mind.” But we also need to be reminded that we have these things because Christ Himself is within us and He is “greater” than any enemy we will ever face. Think about that for a while and it will give you courage to face the day.
Adrian Rogers wrote, “The One who created the valley is there with you! He has prepared the way through the valley. It is not a place of permanence, but a place of passage. He knows every twist and turn, every changing shadow, every den where danger lurks—that One is with you!
Focus on the light and not the darkness. God has made you to walk through shadows. When the shadow approaches, you must walk through. The One greater than death is in you! He is your Jehovah Shamah—the Lord ever-present. His grace is greater. His peace is purer. His devotion is dearer. Where Satan casts a shadow, our Sovereign Lord reigns supreme.
This is a day of hope. Meditate on 1 John 4:4 throughout the day and ask God to give you a divine appointment to share this beloved truth with someone today.”