Grasping Victory

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.  This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.  In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.  Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

  • 1 John 5:1-5

“What is unique about the kingdom of God is that you are assured of victory.  You have won!  You are assured that you will someday stand before the face of God and see the King of kings.  You are assured that someday you will enter a world where there will be no more pain, no more tears, no more sorrow.

“If you have no faith in the future, then you have no power in the present.  If you have no faith in the life beyond this life, then your present life is going to be powerless.  But if you believe in the future and are assured of victory, then there should be a dance in your step and a smile on your face.”

  • Max Lucado, The Inspirational Study Bible

A couple of days ago I talked about our son returning home from the hospital.  He is still doing well, and praising God.

Each of us have our own victory.  We each have our battles to overcome this world, some large and some small.

God sees us through those battles, and we are victors.

Have you ever been on a winning team?  Jesus is the ultimate winning team.  We are all winners with Jesus, and we win through the power of Jesus, not our own.  We believe and trust in Him.

Soli Deo Gloria.  Only to God be the Glory.

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