I’M STILL HERE! What’s the definition of a “strong” Christian? Someone who reads his or her Bible every day? Someone who prays a lot? Someone whose conversation is laced with Christian expressions? Someone who invites his or her friends and neighbors to church? These are all great things to do, but I believe the definition of a strong Christian is a person who has weathered the severe storms of life and come through not only with their faith in tact, but stronger. A person who can look the devil in the face and tell him, “I’m still here! And there’s NOTHING you can do to shake me!” “Take my job away – I’m still here! Take my health away – I’m still here! Knock me down – I’m still here! Try to mess up my life – I’m still here!” The person who perseveres with determination, persistence, patience and tenacity is what Rev. 3:21 refers to as an overcomer. Jesus said, “To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne. Just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne.” This means that when the going gets tough, the tough get on their knees. The tough soak in the Word of God. The tough recruit prayer support. The tough know how to WAR-SHIP their way through any and every difficulty in life. To overcome means to prevail over any obstacle, to surmount any problem, to get the better of in any situation. Jesus promises that He will give a high place of honor in His kingdom to such people. Revelation chapters 2, 3 and 4 are FULL of promises from Jesus to overcomers! Do you want to be an overcomer? Then refuse to give up in the face of spiritual attack or adversity. Develop a warrior mentality when it comes to your Christian walk. Stay in the Word. Learn to recognize when the enemy is trying to derail you, discourage you, and talk you into giving up because it’s “just too hard.” Recruit other Christians to hold you up in prayer. And above all, WALK in the presence and the power of the Holy Spirit DAILY. That’s where your strength lies. Satan is the accuser of the brethren (that’s us). We overcome him by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony (Rev. 12:10, 11). So pick yourself up, make sure the devil can see your NO TRESSPASSING sign, stand your ground and tell him, “Come what may. I’M STILL HERE!” -By Dana Waller Now feel free to SHOUT I`M STILL HERE! GLORY TO GOD! I AM, because HE IS!