Our Victory is Faith

1st John 5:4 Our Victory is Faith

for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1st John 5:4 NIV

 

A new classmate from high school started coming over to a boy´s house to visit. This student had moved up from a lower grade and the two had not been friends before, but rivals. The new classmate was quite aggressive and one evening he started pushing his host around. They started wrestling. The new boy was stronger and heavier, but neither of them was going to give in to the other. After a long hard struggle with no victor, the two sat together on the floor. They each had a new respect for the other. Their friendship grew. Now they have been friends ever since. They worry about and miss each other when they are apart. Have we already secured our victory, or will it be a relationship that counts for us too?

Being born of God means that a change has happened to what formerly belonged to the world. Hearts that beat for what they could get out of this life, start looking to another, fuller life. They drop all their distractions and former loves for the love of God. Faith is trading our ideas and our earthly goals to draw near to Christ. This new walk, or even wrestle with the Lord turns into the sweetest relationship of all. Once we have become intimate friends with and worshippers of the Divine, we have conquered the old world. Faith in our new Friend becomes the prize that we could never have achieved on our own. Shall we engage with Jesus personally today and let our new walk with Him be our victory?

 

Dear Lord,

We fight to get ahead here but we want more. Come to us and work with us personally until our contact with You becomes our eternal prize, we pray!

Amen

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