Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ye are of God, little children

1 John 4:4(KJV)
4 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.

Someone asked me once why a football never gets deflated in a game. Twenty-two huge, burly men kick it, throw it, pounce it, fumble it--- yet it never gets "squashed" or loses its size to deflation. The answer is a simple law of physics. It seems that the internal pressure of the ball is much greater than all the pressure 22 men can place upon it externally.
This verse says the same thing about us as Christians. The power of the Holy Spirit residing in our hearts and lives is greater than all the pressure the external world can place upon us.
You could all the different opponents who come against you to impede or block your forward progress. Satan's strategy is to deflate you and render you inoperative, but the Holy Spirit gives you buoyancy. You can roll with the punches. It may seem sometimes that you are being tossed around by circumstances, but with the LORD's power within, you will always bounce back.
This verse is a great comfort to many people who are not having it very easy in life. It is a constant reminder of GOD's sustaining grace, Christ's resident peace, and the Holy Spirit's indwelling power. Greater is the power within us than the pressure upon us. SO hang in there, teammate; despite the hard knocks, we're winning, because GOD is victorious!
Brandy Marie

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