For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory. Deuteronomy 20:4
Finally, be strong in the Lord in His mighty power. Ephesians 6:10
For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1John 5:4
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37
But thanks be to God, who gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us, spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 2 Corinthians 2:14
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 2 Corinthians 4:8
Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
These are just a few examples of the promises of victory that we find in the Bible. Victory is not found in a sermon, a book or a prayer group. Victory is found only through the Lord Jesus Christ and His unmerited favor and grace upon us. If you have been trying to live victory to victory by yourself and find yourself coming up empty, stressed or defeated, God may be telling you, “come to me and I will give you rest“. When we commit to allowing God to take over and confess His victory over our lives, we are essentially handing him the wheel, “Lord, all of my efforts to live victoriously over my problems, obstacles, frustrations and even small sinful attitudes have come up empty. I am going to trust you to give me victory.”
By yielding to and trusting God, we are victorious minute by minute and in every situation. Victorious living is a learning process. As we lean into God, speak with God and yield our circumstances to God even when it is uncomfortable and we feel out of control, we learn to walk in victory. As with all disciplines, we will fail many times as we are learning. We may lose hope, get frustrated and think that God is not moving on our behalf. During these times, it is important to get grounded in God’s promises and His word. As we learn to walk in victory, we hold onto and claim the promises of Christ as our victory rather than quickly letting defeat set in and bring discouragement to our hearts and lives.
We are victorious in Christ Jesus, but we must choose to live in victory. We must choose to go from victory to victory even if we fall. We must choose to get back up and dust ourselves off and humble ourselves before the Lord, asking him to take the wheel. We must yield to God and trust him with our problems and the details of our lives. A defeated Christian is not a good testimony to a life in Christ! We don’t want to walk in defeat!
My 101 day prayer journaling workbook, Victorious Living, will guide you through 101 days on the discipline of living victoriously in Christ. Each page has a prayer and praise, space for reflection, scripture references and an assignment. I pray that you will take the first step and commit to yielding to Christ in your daily living. As with anything we try to learn, we must work very hard at it and start over again and and again. Working through a workbook will not bring you victory in your life, but the discipline of confessing victory in your life and working each day on a victorious mindset through Christ Jesus will bring you victory! The workbook will help you develop the discipline to yield your thoughts to Christ so that you may be victorious regardless of your situation.