Greater Is He That Is In You

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

When we start a new year and begin a journey of renewal eventually, sometimes within days sometimes longer, discouragement comes. 

We have good intentions, we pray and work to be obedient, we move our feet in faith,  but then something happens to push us slightly, or maybe drastically off course. 

If and when that happens, remember to Whom you belong. 

If you have handed your life over to God by accepting Christ into your heart, the enemy has no authority to derail you. 

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Romans 10:9

If there is a need for repentance, present yourself humbly before God. But, then my fellow Child of God, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and move forward through God's grace. 

Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. Press toward the mark of your high calling. 

Don't give the enemy the power. Do not hold your head down in shame. 

Look up, Thou O Lord, are the lifter of mine head. Psalm 3:3 Look up behold your Savior. 

For God says, 

My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9


To Ponder:

Am I humbly accepting God's grace or giving the enemy far too much power? 

Write your answer in your prayer journal. If it's the latter make a commitment to remember that greater is the King of Kings. Write Psalm 121 as a reminder. (Listed below)


Prayer:

When I fall short Lord, I come to you for your grace is sufficient for all my shortcomings. I know that You will finish the good work that You have begun in me as promised in Philippians 1:6 as long as I keep looking up to you from whence comes my help. Thank you, Lord, for Your grace, for Your renewal, and for Your strength that covers my weakness.

Amen 


I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
— Psalm 121