Monday, November 15, 2010
November's Theme: An Overcomer
Pastor Ben at Faith Alive Hospital tells us about this month's spiritual theme: An Overcomer.
"Sometimes what we carry looks so insignificant in the eyes of men, even to our own eyes. But when such insignificant is presented to God in prayer and sacrifice it turns out to be the mighty thing that will benefit many. So I say today, present your insignificant to God and watch for the fruits of it tomorrow. IT WILL SURELY GO A LONG WAY. God asks for our ordinary to give us extraordinary; he asks for our weakness to give us strength; physical to give us spiritual; mortality to give us immortality; ashes to give us beauty; foolishness to give us wisdom; little to give us abundance. Give to him what you have and in return receive his desire for your life."
The key verse is 1 John 5:4, highlighted here in verses 1-5. "Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God."
May you listen for God's word to you in this scripture and be encouraged by these words of victory.