Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – September 4, 2014
In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37
You are more than a sinner saved by grace. You are a saint who is no longer a slave to sin. You are more than an enemy of Satan’s. You have overcome the enemy by the blood of Christ and the word of your testimony. You are more than a dad who helps around the house. You are the engaged father of your children who models your heavenly Father’s love. You are more than a mom who washes clothes and irons. You are a mother who instructs your peeps to love Jesus.
You are more than a coach or teacher. You are influencing the next generation to live out their faith in Jesus Christ. Your are more than a government official who solves problems. You serve your constituents by applying character and common sense to the laws of the land. You are more than an employee. You are a part of a work culture that influences your coworkers, vendors, customers and the community. You are more because the grace of God has made you more.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).
You are more than the problems of your past. You are a new person with a fresh faith in God, because in Christ old things pass away and all things become new (2 Corinthians 5:17). You are more than the result of poor decision making. You are a precious child of God who seeks the wisdom of her heavenly Father to apply the best solutions. You are more than the product of a dysfunctional home. You broke the chain of chaos when, by faith, Christ broke your chains of sin.
Others may try to define us with their well meaning ideas and expectations, but we rest in who God has created us to be. Circumstances may weigh heavy on our hearts, but we know in our hearts we are more than conquerors in Christ. When we remember whose we are, we trust Him where we are and where we are going. We take pride in being a soldier in the Lord’s army and we spiritually train like an athlete who competes for Christ. We are more, because by God’s grace we are more. Don’t settle for less than the Lord’s best. More of Him means more for Him!
“I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first” (Revelation 2:19).
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You, thank You, thank You for Your great grace. You have made me much more for Your glory.
Related Readings: Nehemiah 7:2; Esther 2:17; Mark 1:7; Acts 17:11; Philemon 1:21
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