I always enjoy listening to the song “Greater” by MercyMe whenever I hear it.  It reminds me of one of my favorite verses that is an anchor for my faith. “…the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4.

If there was ever a time that Christians need to cling to this truth of God, it is now.  Just look at the news headlines.  Horrible stories of things people are doing to each other.  The culture has changed so much that it seems that the majority influence in our country used to be Christian and now it’s almost the minority.  I know that we are to expect these things and persecution for our faith as the end draws near and Christ returns, but sometimes it can get a little overwhelming.

In addition to that, I can think of 5 people off the top of my head who have lost a loved one close to them in recent months, well before “their time.”  I also have a dear friend who is suffering with an unusual, painful, debilitating chronic health issue even though friends have been praying and fasting for her for years.

Recently I was thinking about all of these things and just had to have a quiet time with the Lord to ask him to fill me with his peace and encourage me.

And what a sweet response I received!  In the past two weeks, I have been blessed to have two women cross my path who are new believers and needed a fellow Christian woman to encourage them and help them along their new journey.  One is married to an unbeliever and the other is in the midst of a crisis. In both cases, I believe I walked away feeling equally as blessed as they did.

In speaking with them, Christ reminded me of the huge sacrifice he made, how much he loves each one of us and that he will never leave us alone.  It brought me back to the core of my faith and reminded me that when things look dark, he shines his light.  As long as we have Christ, we will persevere and have a wonderful eternity to look forward to.  It also has reignited my passion to reach out to those who are lost and share with them the good news of Jesus and his free gift to anyone who will accept it.

The bottom line: If you have accepted Christ as your savior, He who is in you is GREATER than he who is in the world!  Jesus has overcome and will help us to overcome whatever we face.

I hope to see you at the women’s conference in February!

Blessings to you,


3 thoughts on “Greater”

  1. I love how even when God works through us we still reap benefits from the experience. Greater is He indeed!

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