I want to live in victory every day. Really I do.
If you’re here, I’m guessing you want to live in victory too.
But no matter how hard you and I try . . . the enemy and his demons heckle and harass us. They continually torment each of us with negativity, divisiveness, concerns, and temptations.
Recently, I had one of those weeks when there wasn’t really anything “wrong” other than the regular aches that annoyed me, the painful memories that were picked at my peace, and the situations out of my control that added to my anxiety.
I knew I needed a wake-up call! I needed to adjust my focus. I needed to prayerfully resist the enemy’s negative taunts and temptations and focus on God’s gracious blessings.
Because in all honesty, nothing had changed except my thinking. Nothing.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who struggles with this occasionally. Please tell me that you too have times when you just feel off . . . times when you realize that the enemy has been working overtime to rob you of your peace and joy. And you are being a willing participant?
So, here’s my wake-up call. I’m grabbing the promises of God’s gracious blessings and I’m fighting back!
I Can Live in Victory because:
♥ God loves…
See how very much our Father loves us, for He calls us his children.1 John 3:1
♥ God forgives…
If we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.1 John 1:9
♥ God saves…
For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16
♥ God guides and directs…
When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.John 16:13
♥ God says, I am His and He is mine forever…
The One who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.Isaian 43:1
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever.Psalm 73:26
Let’s pause to pray for faith and victory…
A Prayer to Trust God’s Promises
and Live in Victory
Father, I thank you! Your Word is an awesome wonderful gift. It is filled with promises and blessings that You have for Your children.
Please forgive me for the weak and foolish ways I allow the enemy to tempt me in ways that rob my joy. You are so very good to me. You have blessed me in so many wonderful ways. You tell me You love me. You forgive me and remove my sins as far as the east is from the west. You have saved me from sin and given me life that lasts forever through the gift of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
You guide and direct me through Your Spirit and You call me Your child . . . You tell me I belong to You. You promise that nothing in this world can separate me from Your love.
Father, You are all I need. I give myself to You. I offer myself as a living sacrifice that I may be used by You in ways that bring You glory and honor. By Your grace and with Your help, I will focus on You and the beautiful blessings You lavish. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
I’m smiling as I type this. Really, is it any wonder the enemy puts extra effort into stripping away our joy? He continues to tempt us with his old original question, “Did God really say?”
And often, you and I still give in with the same old response. We’re human. We’re weak, foolish, stubborn, and sometimes we’re even quick to feel sorry for ourselves.
But you and I have been given a greater truth…
By grace alone, there is a God in each of our lives who is greater than the enemy and anything he throws our way. We have a Father who knows our weaknesses and still loves us. We have a Savior who understands our battles and who gave up everything to make it possible for us to live in victory. And we have a Comforter who pursues us, lifts us up, and guides us to live with faith and hope.
He is and He always will be . . . I AM.
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