Who's The Father?

The other day I was reading
I John 5:4
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world;
and this is the victory that has overcome the world - our faith.

When I've taught this in the past I focused on our faith helping us overcome the world, like Jesus said in John 16:33.

But this time as I read it, it seemed the Holy Spirit was having me focus more on the phrase, "whatever is born of God" that overcomes the world. I started thinking about things that are born of God and things that aren't.

When we consider our actions, many of them we came up with on our own. We can't claim that these were "born of God". That's why it seems we come up with mediocre results.

However, when we endeavor to do something that is God-ordained the potential for the final result on that action or endeavor is world-overcoming, earth-shaking, life-changing.

We may have mediocre results regardless of the originator because 0f opposition. But what makes something truly worthwhile is its potential outcome. If you're doing something for God you should expect more opposition yet even more spiritual energy for completion.

What this gets down to is that if you have a choice to do something God said to do vs. something you've come up with on your own, do what God said. Ask, "Who's the Father of this idea?"

The potential to change your life and the whole world is there for whatever is born of God overcomes the world.

This is a cure for spiritual short-sightedness.

See you soon, keep praying for us.