Read 1 John 4

"You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world." 1 John 4:4 NIV

I love how this verse starts out reminding us of where we come from and then continues to build us up in confidence and identity. This scripture states that the spirit of the world, which is not from God, has been defeated because Jesus, who is greater than the enemy himself, lives in us; a bold and true statement for anyone who has accepted Christ. It's a warrior call and a battle speech that comes with an unbreakable weapon, Jesus.

Daily life can be hard, BUT GOD has made a way that we not only persevere through our situations but that we come out victorious knowing that we are not alone.  We have our bodyguard, our entourage, our cheering section ingrained within our spirit. Whenever those situations come let us remember who lives inside of us so we can speak it out loud, stand firm on our cornerstone and advance the kingdom together with Jesus by our side.

Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your son.  He who is the one that went ahead of us, forged a way through enemy lines and overcame, is also the one who resides in each of us. Thank You for never leaving us alone. Help us to not only live knowing that we are Yours but that we act based on the truth of Your word.  Amen.

Kristin Snyder, Nursery Team Leader
North Braddock Campus