PASTORS' DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Aug
24

Because of who Jesus is

Rod Shimabukuro

Scripture

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. [5]Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?1 John 5:4-5


Observation
I recall John being Jesus’ beloved disciple, who wrote of a believing, abiding faith in his Gospel letter. His epistle includes addressing heresy, false teaching and Christians being shaken, disillusioned and turning from their faith in Jesus.
Throughout the his Gospel and epistles, John establishes the fact that through Jesus, we have an overcoming faith. Because of WHO HE IS, we are.... I am an overcomer, because, Jesus IS the Son of God, born of God. It all starts, continues and ends with who Jesus is!

Application
So often I approach my devotions looking for answers, directions, solutions, wisdom - all of which God provides and reveals so graciously through His Word. The problem can be that I miss getting to know Jesus, the person of God when my attitude or heart-set is to get answers, rather than get HIM.

Yes I desire to be and live as an overcomer, develop a champion’s faith as a believer in Christ. But this morning, Jesus the Son of God, born of God, has made the way for me to be born of God.

My initiative is to simply believe and continue to live in faith, believing and trusting Jesus. I realize that it’s not “my faith” that wins me rights to healing, overcoming, being a great disciple - but it is being and growing as a Born of God Believer in Jesus.

Prayer
Jesus - I LOVE YOU! It seems that all I can say is THANK YOU and I LOVE YOU! I gve my life, heart - everything about me... to YOU! Thank YOU for Your obedience to Daddie God. Dad... You are incredible and incredibly loving and gracious!
Thanks for allowing me to be born of You, from You, of You. Help me to continue believing and trusting in You, developing an overcomer’s faith - because of WHO YOU ARE!

Devotions for August 24

Jeremiah 33,34
Psalms 74
1 John 5

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