The word the Lord is giving us as we begin this year is from Romans 8:37.
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. (NASB)
These “things” in spite of which we are overcomers are serious things. They include “tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword”. To be an overcomer does not mean to merely survive. We are expected to endure but we are called to overcome. It means to prevail, to subdue, to conquer and to be victorious.
This is the way the Holy Spirit wants us to think and live in 2021. You were not defeated just because of a political defeat. You are more than a conqueror. You are not a loser because someone rejected you. You are a conqueror and overwhelmingly so. You are not finished because of sickness, mighty conqueror. You may have suffered a painful loss but you are overcoming. This is the mind of Christ because He told us “these things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
Plainfield Christ Fellowship, our neighbors may come against us and the town may oppose us but we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. We shall prevail in all these things. Stop whining. Start praising.
It is a privilege to
pray for one another. Are you bothered when someone asks you to pray for them
personally? Nearly all believers I know consider it a blessing and privilege to
be asked. You are not a bother; you are a blessing when you need and ask
Keep those who are suffering on your faith list. Pray for Harry and Betty, Craig, Sam and Linda, and Elizabeth Jackson (Jo LaRoche’s daughter). God will hear and answer as we keep asking. That is His Word.
Waiting Upon God
Pastors Thomas Young, Joe Nance and me are beginning a time of waiting upon God on Saturday evenings beginning this Saturday @ 6:30 p.m. These gatherings will be held on Zoom. You are invited and encouraged to participate as much as you feel led to do so. Waiting upon God involves sanctifying (setting apart) the time for which He has led. It means to come prepared and submitted without plans or agenda. It is a time of listening and responding. When we wait, we are in holy anticipation of that which He will do. It is a time of cleansing, growth, and edification. He desires to do more than we can think or imagine.
Pray for us as we step out in faith to do that which we believe the Lord is assigning us to do in these days.