Every other Friday, I post a new Scripture, discuss my reflection of it, then give you the chance to do the same. By participating, you will have the chance to win prizes, as well as the opportunity to meet other Christian teens. =)
"But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world."
Every day, I have a choice: Do I want to seek God's help, or do I want to deal life's daily demands on my own? Many times I find myself facing difficulties through my own strength without even realizing it. But why would I want to do this when the Spirit of God lives inside of me? Besides, I am only human, made up of flesh and bones. Here today, gone tomorrow. But the One who created everything imaginable--life, time, space, eternity--the one who has already conquered death, He lives inside of me! So why wouldn't I want to seek Him for every thing I face? He is Powerful, I am powerless.
Whatever it is that you may be dealing with, keep in mind that you don't have to face it alone. You are completely victorious through Christ. The anxiety you may be struggling with? Jesus died to bring you peace. The depression you may experience? The joy that comes from knowing Him is so much bigger. And the sickness you may be suffering from? Jesus died so that you can be healed! He came so that you could be set free from these chains.
So any time you feel as if you are up against way too much on your own, ask God's Spirit to give you strength. Remind yourself that He is bigger and that He has already won the victory. And since His Spirit resides in you, that means that you, too, can face any difficulty that satan may try to throw your way . . . Because "He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world."
- Have you ever tried to take a situation into your own hands, relying on your strength rather than God's? What was the result? +2 pts
- Are there any difficulties you are facing that you need to hand over to God? +2 pts
- How can you face these struggles through His strength rather than your own? +2 pts
- Discuss your own reflection of this Scripture (as I did above -- at least one paragraph). +5 pts