1 John 4:1-6: I love watching a winning college football team. I graduated from a school that wins often, but my children graduated from Alabama. Having invested much money there it is not unusual for me to pull for Bama on any given Saturday. It also helps that they are usually winning. lol. When I think about ball teams that have a long winning tradition, it seems as though they expect to always win. Even in games where they are behind to the very end they find a way of winning because their mindset is that of a winner. They Expect to win!
As a believer we too are winners. Listen to how 1 John puts it
4 “Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”
We are winners not because of our own perfection or even our own mindset. We are winners because of who indwells us! the Bible tells us that we are the temple of the Holy Spirit. He abides in us. He teaches us truth. He guides and directs. He comforts and encourages. He convicts us of sin. We have the winner inside of us, because through the resurrection God defeated sin and death. Therefore we can walk with confidence and purpose. We will overcome! Glory to God! No weapon formed against you will win. The devil has already been defeated. WE just need to follow the leader within us. I am a champion in God’s Army!
Even as I write I can hear the voices of the children in Swaziland as they sing, “I am a winner in God’s army.” Yes little ones you are and so am I.