Celebrating 30 Years of March Retreat, Devotional #4
We hope by now you have received your 30-Day Devotional Guide created by your Flourish Committee. If you haven't, we may not have a correct address for you. You can find a printable pdf version of the Devotional on our website www.theflourishconference.org or at www.cggcwomen.org. Over the next several months, we will be posting each devotional on our blog as well, helping us to celebrate this milestone throughout the year. Today's blog post commemorates the fourth year of the March Retreat.
#4 1995 Speakers: Marian Pledger; LouAnn Binkley Secrets of the Victorious Christian Woman
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
~Romans 8:37 (NIV)~
We are told that no one can be against us when God is on our side. Paul says that we are “more than conquerors” because of God’s love for us. The word used there in the original Greek means to more than triumph over something. Not only that, it is a rare intensive verb form to show even more emphasis. The English language just does not do justice to how much we triumph over our troubles through God’s love and power in our lives.
This thought of being “more than” alludes to Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross. Our words and imaginations do not do this justice. Because God’s love and power are so amazing, we overcome so much we do not even realize, let alone understand.
Being a victorious Christian woman is an amazing part of who we are as women. God’s moving mountains and molehills for us; nothing coming against us could ever stand. God is a powerful presence, and His love is engulfing our essence, our spirit, our body—and we are guarded, held close, and reinforced in everything we do. Fear not, dear Sister in Christ; He holds us firmly and gently in His hands and helps us be victorious over all our obstacles.
We can celebrate the security and hope we have in Christ because of what God has done for us and because of the complete certainty of His love for us. What are you doing in your life to celebrate that and live it out every day?
Author: Molly Weaver, Flourish Intern, Winebrenner Theological Seminary