September 24, 2017 Isaiah 4,5; Psalm 115; 1 John 4:1-12

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God’s Power is Greater than the World | Joni Tyner

S~ You have already won a victory over these people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.  1 John 4:4 (NLT)

O~ John is reminding Christians that victory comes from being filled with the Holy Spirit, it does not come from our own power.

A~ This is such a great verse to ponder on whenever life is hard and I feel like I’m not enough.   There are days when the pull of the world is stronger than my faith.  It’s so easy to get discouraged and feel like I’ve failed as a mom.    This verse reminds me that God’s Spirit is greater!!! I need to focus on all of God’s promises and NOT go down the comparison road. I know this is ploy from the enemy to discourage me.  Comparing other people’s successes and accomplishments to my families puts me on the fast track to self-pity and believing the lie that I am not good enough or loved enough by God to have His blessings.  This scripture reminds me that God’s Spirit lives in me. It reminds me God is more powerful than any of the world’s circumstances.  I need to rest in the truth that He gives me.  This is a wonderful promise in Habakkuk 1:5.

Look upon the nations and prepare to be AMAZED!

              For I am doing something in your days, something you would not believe,

              Even if you were told.  

P~ Dear Lord, please open my eyes to every detail you lovingly weave in my life.  Please forgive me for the countless times I’ve questioned Your plan and timing.  I trust in You and hold on to the hope that You will AMAZE me, beyond anything I could ever imagine.  My mediation focus for today: You are greater than the world’s pull.

Here’s an awesome song that reminds me of this verse.

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