For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith (1 John 5:4).
My goodness, all this talk about love and suddenly the word faith appears. Faith is probably the biggest concern of the Bible. Jesus asked if He would find faith when He came again. So let it be established that faith only works through love. Please don’t tell me you have faith if you don’t have love. It just cannot work that way.
What is faith? It is absolute trust and confidence in God that He will do whatever He has said He will do. Faith is unshakeable, insurmountable, unmovable, it is the rock on which we stand, an unyielding position. First and foremost, it is total belief that Jesus bought us back from the enemy, and He conquered death, disease, and evil: basically, in a word—Satan. He accomplished everything we could ever need of Him, and He gave all His victory to us!
Note that this verse talks about overcoming the world. Do you have things in your world that need to be overcome? I certainly do. No one lives a perfect life here on earth, no matter how pretentious they may be! So how do we get our faith to overcome our world? First love, then trust. In this state of being, no weapon formed against you will ever prosper. Through your love and faith you conquer your world!
Writing has been in my blood, so to speak, but when I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ and He told me to write, all my trepidations rolled away and I began in earnest! After all, if God Almighty says it was His idea that I be a writer, who am I to stand in His way? My hope is that you not only like what I write, but that your life is moved by it, and that your party to Jesus and with Jesus turns your life into days of Heaven on Earth.