The CHANGE experience
The Gospel, this week will tell us the story Jesus’ time in the desert. It tells us about how He endured the elements of the region and the persistence of the devil himself. He was ultimately victorious but the battle raged for many days.
So many times in our lives, we are in the battle. Spiritual warfare is real and can be exhausting. Our battle can make us physically ill. It can deplete us of our will to continue the work we have been called to. Whether our battle is with an unexpected force or we’ve caused the dilemma, it is difficult at times to see the full picture; the Godly perspective if you will.
When times are tough, we can take comfort however, that our God went through similar trials. We can take solace that He can empathize. He knows our struggle and stands with us. His Spirit, if you listen, can calm us. He can direct our steps if we let him. You see, Jesus knows the enemy is real, He faced him and was victorious.
Notice however, the struggle Jesus endured for the forty days did not end after the first episode. As a matter of fact the struggle became more difficult and more frequent. Can anyone relate?…But the Good News….ahhh the Good News. Jesus overcame.
The Spirit that is within each of us, is the same Spirit that was in Jesus. The same Spirit that helped Him fight off the aggressive maneuvers’ of the enemy; the same Spirit that calmed Him; the same spirit that that won the battle; that Spirit… abides in us. Therefore and notwithstanding, we are overcomers just like Jesus. We need to be confident that no matter what the enemy throws at us, we are in it for the long haul and by the GRACE of God, we too will be victorious. Let us always remember, “That He that is within us is greater than he that’s in the world.” 1 John 4:4.
So when you feel like you are in the battle alone or your battle is unceasing…..think again….You are not alone…….Because He was victorious ….…you will be too…