…Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. ~1 John 4:4 (KJV)
I’m taking just a small break from the Psalm 119 series to share with you something that happened to me today. When I got online to prepare my devotional for the day, I was greeted with an email that shared with me…my facebook account had been hacked into. For those of you who don’t know what facebook is, just imagine you have a journal open to all your friends with pictures, comments, journal entries, etc. Well, on this particular day, my facebook page had been hijacked. My identity in cyber space had been stolen. Someone was acting as if they were me and sending out very disgraceful messages and pictures on my behalf. It was a huge spiritual attack. The pictures were hideous and the words written were enough to make you cringe. I tried desperately to get into my account, but my password had been changed, as well as my email and picture for my profile. It was a mess!
The words that went through my mind this morning, are the same words that I have been putting on the website I’m developing to go live in just a few days! “…Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4).” I was not about to be defeated today. God is greater than anything that can happen on this earth, and certainly greater than a single person who wants to disturb me on a little webpage. In fact, I am blessed to say a number of friends came to my aid through comments, messages, instant messages, emails, and phone calls to let me know what was happening on facebook. God had my back! He had not forsaken me. God was greater in this situation! It was an ugly picture to walk into and it took some time to clean up, but at the end of the day I choose to give God the glory for not letting more time pass.
This morning and the events that took place made me recall a time when I was in high school. The girl who placed her picture in my profile was clearly recognizable. I remember a time of being harassed back in my high school days. Then I received printed notes of things against God and everything I stood for. I could only assume the reason I received them was because of the Christian t-shirts I wore. I’m not sure if this person is the same or not, but one thing I know for sure…when I stand for God, things are not easy! They can get difficult, but God will never let go! David Crowder’s Band has a song called, “Never Let Go” which says this so well. He never let’s go! He will keep holding on!
Who will get the credit at the end of the day for your life? Who will get the credit when your holding on by a thread? Do you see that God is bigger than anything else in this world? Do you know that God has already conquered the world through His Son Jesus Christ? Do not fear anything that may come your way, as God will remain forever strong and always on the throne!
Dear Father God, Thank you for friends who aren’t afraid to step up to the plate for You and who went to bat for me! I praise you for being greater than anything in this world. I pray that You would protect the words in this devotional and the words in the website being created. May You receive glory and honor for all the good that comes out of my life. I pray for the one who tried to confuse my world today, please give them an opportunity to make things right with you. Confront satan in their world and make him stand to attention for what he has done. May he be cast aside, as You come through and show yourself faithful to those who have yet to know of your love and mercy!
Celebrating God’s greatness,