"Greater", a Devotional from your Healthy Voice

In today's video message I played the song, "He Knows My Name" by Francesca Batistelli. Amazing song, voice and artist. Check her out. (If you've struggled on your journey with an eating disorder, you may relate to her longer version here.  But here's the basic video with audio if you just want to listen to the lyrics. Here's the actual lyrics if you want to read them.

I shared two verses from the Bible.

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.
— 1 John 4-6, NIV
He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.
— John 3:30, NLT

There were two more songs I wanted to share with you in your devotional time on this message. One is "Greater" by Mercy Me and the other is "Be Lifted High" by Elevation Worship. Both I wanted to share the video because one is inspiring visually and the other is great for worship.

 I shared was a quote from a book by a Pastor in North Carolina named Steven Furtick. His book is called, "Greater". Here's a link to lots of resources and the book. Here's the quote (long one!)

God’s greater purpose in any area of your life means giving up your false expectation of greatness to find the greater things He’s called only you to do. It means giving up on what others can do that you wish you could do and what you would do if you had certain gifts that you, candidly, do not have and may never develop. When you embrace the limitations of your current life situation and decide to trust God completely and cooperate with Him fully in this season of your life, even greater things are possible.
— Steven Furtick from his Book "Greater"

My final thought for you was to think about what or who you are putting on a pedestal that is greater than God. When in your life do you need to let go and let God make the plays and you step back on the sidelines?

Oh, and one more thing. Walk in Love who I mentioned at the end, here's their site. They make and do great things. Check them out, double props for being from my home state.

If all these resources hadn't been created by people who let God inspire their hearts, I wouldn't have been able to share the message. And if it wasn't for God, I wouldn't even know it. SO! Props to all mentioned here and for everything you do for His glory!!