Overcoming Through Faith: The Strength to Pursue

Judges 8:4
And Gideon came to Jordan, and passed over, he, and the three hundred men that were with him, faint, yet pursuing them.

Living for God has its challenges, to say the least! Only, those challenges are different than they were before Christ. Before, the challenges were impossible to overcome because we were going it alone. Now, the challenges are only opportunities for God to reveal Himself to us afresh and anew each time we have our backs up against a wall! Someone said, “Once you’re saved, all of your troubles will be over!” Nothing could be further from the truth! We still have the same old world in which to live, the same old temptations to fight, the same old flesh to contend with, and the same old devil trying to kill us; only now, those of us who are truly in Christ have a companion who will go with us and fight for us! Do not forget that our Lord said, “Without me, ye can do nothing.” That’s why He gave us the Holy Spirit! He is our comforter and guide. He is our strength! You may be wondering how you’re going to make it. You may feel faint, even as Gideon and his men. The amazing thing about this journey of faith is the ability God gives us to be able to continue to pursue even when we’re faint! We were certainly born once a loser (because we were born in sin), but those who have received Christ were born again an overcomer! I’m going to make it because I’m a child of the King! I’m going to make it because I have been sent on a mission by this King, and He will see to it that I have what I need to fulfill the purpose for my existence! I’m going to make it, because He fills me with His Spirit to strengthen me in spite of how faint I may be! See also Gal 6:9.

Joh 14:16
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;

Joh 15:5
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
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