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1 John 4:4

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world

In today’s verse, John the Apostle writes to the believers at Ephesus to make a very important point. Greatness lies within them. They did not need to go in search of greatness, and neither do we. As believers of Jesus Christ, we have received His greatness by virtue of Him living in our hearts.

All around us, creation testifies of His magnificence. From the rising to the setting sun, from the tiniest atom to the far-flung galaxies, there is no one like Him – no one above Him or beside Him. He laid the foundations of the earth. He established the boundaries for the oceans and told their proud waves where to stop. He stores up snow in heaven’s treasuries (Job 38). That same God Who hung every star and called it by name knows your name (John 10:3). He keeps count of the hairs on your head (Luke 12:7).

Before you were born, God masterfully wrote on the blank pages of your life. He inserted beauty, pain, struggle, tears, joy, and, yes, greatness – some verses and chapters that you might have chosen to omit. Every day has been recorded in His book! (Psalm 139:16)

If you choose to surrender to His quill – His plot line with its twists and surprises, your divine destiny – He will redeem all the pages and weave together a story of adventure, passion, mystery, and the greatest of loves. He will make you His living love letter to the world (II Corinthians 3:1-3), pointing them to the Author and Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2).

Before He even formed you in your mother’s womb, He knew what you would need for this life. He has equipped you with great gifts and talents to use to bring glory and honor to His name. Most importantly, He has brought all that He is and all that He has to live inside of you.

He empowers you to do the impossible! Not only are you His workmanship – His masterpiece – He will show you the way to complete the good works that God has planned for you, the unique purposes for which He created you (Ephesians 2:10). Look no further. You have Greatness inside!

Blessing: 

Heavenly Father, I am in awe that the Creator of the universe has come to live inside of me. In the daily humdrum of life, help me to be aware that there is greatness inside of me. Whatever I face, let me face it in the power of that greatness. Whatever I do, let me do it with the excellence of that greatness. Whomever I meet, let that greatness be extended to them. In Jesus’ name…amen.

Today's Bible Reading: 

Old Testament

1 Samuel 1:1-2:21

New Testament 

John 5:1-23

Psalms & Proverbs

Psalm 105:39-45

Proverbs 14:28-29

 

 

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