I John 5:5
5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
Praying a verse can be accomplished sometimes by looking at what the write did not say.
John did not say…who is that survives while walking through the world?
He did not say. Overcoming the world is for only the super spiritual and is not obtainable for us all
He did not say…overcoming the world is only for those who are trying hard to be a ”good” Christian or just follow the rules.
He did not say… how belief in Jesus as the Son of God will help us overcome the world.
But John has an expectation that we can overcome the world system in which we live. He ties this belief of overcoming to believing that Jesus is the Son of God. We keep belief (wrongly) in the sphere of mental facts. Do you believe that coke is made in Atlanta? Yes. Do you believe that England is in your Europe? Yes. Do you think that Jesus is the Son of God? Yes. It completes a mental check list.
But faith does not abide solely in our minds. Faith begins with the seed of a word and grows in the environment of our heart. We hear that Jesus loves us (the word), we respond to that love from our heart with joy and thankfulness.
If we really believe that Jesus is the Son of God…then everything changes in our world. There will be NO event that is not under his authority. There will be NO crisis that He is unable to unravel. HE IS GOD. Let faith begin to grow in your life.
Father, we believe help our unbelief. Teach us today, to understand what it means to grow in faith. Help us to see where we are living by our own understanding and strength of will. Help us to connect to the life giving power that is in Jesus. Thank you that you love and care for us. In Jesus name Amen.