What If We Realized How Big We Are?
There is a tabby cat owned by a family in New Jersey who does not have any idea about his size. And if he does know, he doesn’t care and won’t let it influence him. Being quite territorial, he has twice treed a black bear in recent weeks who wandered into “his” yard. According to the news report, the bear could not come down or escape until the owner called Jack into the house.
We hear that “the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8) The devil sounds pretty big and menacing and we may feel tempted to cower in fear when he trespasses on our territory. We shouldn’t do that.
We should act more like Jack the cat. What if we realized how big we are in Christ? What if we recognized “the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe”? (Ephesians 1:19) Then when the devil dared to wander into our yard by attacking our health, finances or relationships, we would hiss and spit and force him off. Maybe even make him sorry he ever tried.
According to the Bible God has “seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus”. (Ephesians 2:6) Let that truth sink in awhile. Now we should ask ourselves: doesn’t knowing it make us bigger than an enemy of ANY size?