Overcomers

Merwin VanDoornik

READ : 1 John 5:2-5

We all like a winner. We all like to be winners. “Overcomers, Inc.” is a fitting name for one of the many twelve-step groups. “Overcomers, Inc.” is a Christian group that supports alcoholics seeking to overcome the alcoholism and remain sober. And it can be done! It has been done. Thousands of times.

One of the best known of biblical overcomers is David, the shepherd boy. I wonder if John was thinking of him. Recall how he overcame the giant Goliath using only those five smooth stones, his sling, a good aim, and his faith: “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty…” (1 Sam. 17:45).

What do you need to overcome? A spirit of “getting even”? A materialistic attitude that seeks pleasure, profit and popularity instead of the Kingdom of God? An addiction of any kind? You are not the first to solve the problem, nor the first to be healed. What He did for others, He is willing to do for you. Trust Him!

PRAYER

Read this old song as a prayer. “`Tis the grandest theme through the ages rung; ‘tis the grandest theme for a mortal tongue; ‘tis the grandest theme that the world ever sung: `Our God is able to deliver thee.’ ‘Tis the grandest theme: let the tidings roll