“…the great triumph is not in your authority over evil, but in God’s authority over you and presence with you. Not what you do for God but what God does for you—that’s the agenda for rejoicing.” (Luke 10: 20, the Message Bible)
Let’s get our agenda straight. Let’s realize that God’s plan is for our great triumph and for our grateful rejoicing.
Evil may seem to run rampant and to want to gain our fear and our focus. But we can achieve victory over the darkness and its hold on us by our recognition of God’s ever-presence. We have dominion over evil because God is in control, and He is all-powerful goodness. It is not personal strength or capacity that wins the day. It is God with us.
And while showing our devotion to God is wonderfully freeing and right, it isn’t what we are doing for Him that is the best part of the story. It is what God is doing for us and will continue to do. It is by our reliance on His goodness that we are good. It is by a trust in His Truth that we are confident. It is by a yielding to His Love that we feel comforted, comfortable, safe.
Let God be God. Follow His agenda which promises both triumph and joy!
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