Day 16 – Power to Overcome

Romans 8:11-14 (NLT) The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. 12 Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. 13 For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.

Now that’s some power locked within you! Dead raising power. And not just anyone who was dead, the Son of God dead. He was gripped by all the power of hell, yet, the Spirit of God raised Him out of hell’s grip and now that same power is within you. I think most of us don’t get it, for if we did, we’d live much differently (and I’m including myself in this discourse). If we really truly got it, we’d live in more continual victory over the things that tend to trip us up. Each person tends to trip over various bumps; for some its pornography, for others it’s drugs or alcohol; and others it’s fear, or anger or pride…the point is, there is a victory over all that junk within every born again believer, a power to overcome, all we need to do is tap into it. Let’s then do it! Let’s determine to draw closer to the Spirit of God, to learn about the Gifts of the Spirit and live a life that overcomes obstacles rather than continually tripping over them.