Today's reading

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. –Romans 8:37 NIV

May 8, 2023

More Than

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. –Romans 8:37 NIV

On May 7, 1945, the formal act of military surrender was signed by Germany, ending the war in Europe. Celebrations broke out the next day all over the world, a day that would become known as Victory in Europe Day (VE Day). Churchill declared May 8th a public holiday. The war had been won, and the world celebrated. They had defeated evil. It makes sense that after the war had been won, they celebrated; but what if they’d celebrated before they’d won? Would that make sense? In Romans 8:31 we’re asked the question, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” This chapter in Romans then goes on to explain that no one can condemn us because Jesus died, rose again, and sits at the right hand of the Father interceding for us. Then, in verse 37, it says we are more than conquerors. What does that mean? How can we be more than a conqueror? A conqueror celebrates after seeing the victory, so being more than a conqueror means we celebrate in the midst of the battle knowing that we will be victorious. In a struggle? Remember, the battle has already been won. You are more than a conqueror because you don’t need to see the victory to believe it’s coming. Victory is yours.

prayer focuses

Father, help me to always see that I am more than a conqueror. You fought the battle and won; it’s Your victory not mine.

Father, remind me daily that it’s not by my might or power, but by the Holy Spirit that I overcome.


latest reads


My Grace Is Sufficient For You


Your Golden Years


Living a Christian Life


Let Us Run


Altering Your Diet


A Voice


The Power of Life and Death

about the


Brenda Beattie

Brenda Beattie is a retired letter carrier and an active Chaplain for the USPS. She and her husband retired to Bradenton because they loved their church, Bayside Community Church. She has self-published two books, "Finding Sacred Ground In The Daily Grind," and "The Case Of The Missing Letter." She is also a repeat author for "Chicken Soup For The Soul." Her articles appear monthly in the "Mountaineer," a postal publication. Her hearts desire is to encourage and to give hope.