Monday, May 4, 2009

The Champion & The Challenger

One of my favorite things to do as a child was to play with those capsules that you put in water and watch the capsules grow into a sponge. I don't know why that always fascinated me, but I always thought it was the coolest thing! In the same way that a touch of water would grow a sponge, our faith can grow exceedingly.

In 1 Thessalonians 2:13 it says, "when ye received the Word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the Word of God.." That means God speaking personally and directly to you. Ever felt like God was telling you something? And in 2 Thessalonians 1:3 he said, "your faith groweth exceedingly.."

Once you believe God is talking to you, you will begin to rejoice like you have what you need NOW!

In the middle of Job's problems, he said in Job 23:14, "For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me; and many such things are with him." And when you read the end of the book of Job, you see that the Lord gave him twice as much as he had before.

We are not exempt from the challenges of this world, but once you know who you are in Christ and that Christ lives in you, you always overcome. John 16:33 says, "In the world ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

Every now and then on our sportcast Rob Jay does, he has an interview with two guys who plan on boxing each other. They each talk mean to each other and tell each other how the other one is "going down". But I've noticed the champion enters the ring with a different attitude than the challenger. The challenger is trying to get something. The champion, on the other hand, says "I've GOT something."

Which one are you?

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