PRAYER: Please pray for a few folks who were in need of prayer tonight from a few meetings I had. Pray that God would continue to provide strength, guidance, provision in all of this.
DEVOTION: “But if someone claims to be a prophet and does not acknowledge the truth about Jesus, that person is not from God. Such a person has the spirit of the Antichrist, which you heard is coming into the world and indeed is already here. But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.” – 1 John 4:3-4
Sometimes it seems so far away. So out of reach and out of touch. Sometimes the small battles cloud the bigger picture. Sometimes the daily cacophony that fills our ears wins the battle over the silence we need to focus. To listen. To reset.
The battle is real. Don’t think it’s not. There is a daily battle raging for your attention, your senses, your morals, your feelings and emotions. We need to have a plan against it. We need an ally. An ally who will stand by our side and fight for us. Fight with us.
Jesus. The Spirit he left for us. Provides the victory.
This world. This battleground that we walk on daily. It does not claim the victory. The Spirit claims the victory. The Spirit who lives in us is greater than Spirit who lives in the world we live in.
The next time the battle is raging. The next time the war seems lost. The lines are breaking and the communications are down.
Jesus wins. No matter how far down you are. The Spirit wins.
Jesus is greater. Remember that today.