“No power on earth or in hell can conquer the Spirit of God in a human spirit. It is an inner unconquerableness.”- Oswald Chambers
Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 2 of If by noting that the leverage point in any system’s structure is the place where a solution element can be applied. A high leverage point is defined as a place where “a small amount of change can cause a large change in the system’s behavior (emphasis Mark’s).”
Pastor Batterson emphasizes there is no higher leverage point than the two-letter word if. If:
- defines our deepest regrets- if only
- defies impossible circumstances- as if
- is pregnant with infinite possibilities- what if
- overcomes all refutations- no ifs, ands, or buts about it
Your spiritual tipping point is when you believe, without any reservation, that God is for you. Mark succinctly offers this equation:
God is good + God is love = God is for you
Skepticism comes when we project our self-contempt onto God by assuming He must be as angry with us as we are with ourselves. Or we think our behavior- good or bad- conditions God’s response.
Mark counters such thinking by stating that God is in our corner. God’s will is good will. He never holds out on us. The most terrifying fact in the universe- terrifyingly wonderful- is that God is for us every day, in every way:
“The crucifixion spells the end of if only regrets. The resurrection spells the beginning of what if possibilities. And when this life ends, infinite what ifs await us.”
Today’s question: What Scriptures have helped you develop, through the power of the Holy Spirit, an inner unconquerableness? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “No condemnation”