Greetings to all:
As I sat at my desk thinking about what God would want to relate to you today, lyrics from the song “Inner Man” by Phil Driscoll came to my mind.
I haven’t heard this song in a very long time, but the lyrics are so important to meditate on today. There are a so many crazy things happening in the world today, any one of which could consume you with dread if you allow it. Or perhaps there is some personal trial that you are going through that makes life stressful, to say the least. If that’s the case you need to hear these words.
You see, in the midst of all the dreadful things that are happening in many parts of the world and maybe even closer to home, there is a knowledge on the inside that you are a winner.
Some lyrics go like this: “Can you hear the sound of the hero in me, listen to your inner man, he’s calling for the hero in you. His voice is getting clearer now, urging you to press on through, don’t listen to your mind listen to your heart.”
Did you know that, according to 2 Corinthians 5:17, when you become a Christian—confess Jesus as your Lord—God made you to be a brand new person? The real you on the inside was made complete and whole in Christ. Meditate on that for a bit: The Creator of all things made you new to live on earth for a season.
Although our bodies, that is the earthly suit we live in, are still the same, the real you on the inside was made new, whole and perfect in Christ. You were made a winner, a conqueror. You might be in a mess now and if that’s the case you need to, more than ever, listen to your inner man; he’s declaring your rightful position as a conqueror.
You see, you were made for greatness; there isn’t anything in this world that can destroy the real you. Psalms 34:19 says, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.”
Yes, there are difficulties living in the presence of sin in this world, but the end game is “WE WIN”.
Romans 8:18 tells us, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” One of the reasons the apostle Paul told us to set our minds on things of heaven is because he knew that we would need to focus on something greater than what this world has to offer in order to see the reality of what God has taken us into.
We often remind ourselves of what God has taken us out of and we are thankful because we shudder at the thought of where we would be without Jesus in our lives. But it is even more important to get a clear picture of what God has taken us into. He has taken us from the kingdom of darkness and brought us into the Kingdom of His Son. Now you are a full, Holy-Spirit-sealed citizen of the Kingdom of God.
You might remember reading the book of Job where Satan was allowed to torment Job. Although most everything in the physical realm that Job had was destroyed, Satan could not destroy the core of who he was and in the end we are told that everything that the enemy had destroyed in Job’s life was restored; in fact Job ended up with twice as much as before.
Today, take time to meditate on the power of God that resides on the inside of you. The hero that God had made you to be. Although the world may attempt to stamp out the hero in you, God’s mark for a victorious life comes through every time because you have been created for greatness.
Love to all… pb
Romans 8:37 – Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
1 Corinthians 15:57 – But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 2:14 – Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ,..
Romans 16:20 – And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly…
P.S. Here’s an inspiring article about overcoming difficulties and living a victorious life: How to Face the Walls of Jericho in Your Life