Tuesday, August 16, 2016
“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” Romans 8:37
The verses prior to this text describe the negative situations that one experiences in the journey of life: tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril and sword. We can add a few more to this list: sickness, murder, lies, envy, and hatred. All of these experiences inflict pain in one form or another. And if not handled correctly, they can cause a person to doubt the love that God has for him.
We know that we live in a world that is full of wickedness and cruelty, but God expects us to live differently because He has already overcome the world. In spite of all the negatives, we must be positive in our outlook and in our response to the circumstances of life.
We are more than conquerors.
Even though at times we may not feel as if we can make it, we must never let our feelings decide our response to the situation. We are not just called to be conquerors but more than conquerors. That is a step above the rest. Others can be conquerors but we are more than that because of God’s love for us.
As we are processed to access the high places that God has designed for us to attain, we will go through some things that will work for our good even though it may not seem so at the time. God works all things together for our good. Once we keep that in mind we will adopt the winning position and see ourselves as victors and not victims.
Today acknowledge the God in you and determine in your heart to rise above all negative situations and circumstances. Allow God to reveal Himself to you through what you may be going through. Remember, His ways are not your ways and His thoughts are not your thoughts and His thoughts towards you are peace and not evil. Rejoice in your God because He has made you more than a conqueror and His love for you is everlasting.
Lord You know at times I don’t understanding why I have to go through all these bad situations, but I am trusting You to bring me through and to help me realize my full potential as more than a conqueror. Thank you. Amen.