Friday, January 13, 2012

Living a life of Victory!

Sometimes, life can really get you down. When you are feeling like this, like I am right now, often it's almost impossible to see a way out of your negative feelings, depression, discouragement and disappointments.The world and the pressures of life can be overwhelming sometimes, even for the strongest of us.

But that is NOT how the Lord wants us to live. He wants us to live a life of victory! We can't be useful for His Kingdom, if we are living a life of defeat. How can we spread the love of God when we are feeling down about everything that is happening in our life. As Christians, the world looks to us to lead the way. What kind of an example can we set if we ourselves are down and out and grumbling about everything and everyone?

We all have tough times in life. No one is exempt, no matter what they might tell you about how great their lives are. There are circumstances that come up in anyone's life where they feel trapped and don't see a way out. But there is a way out and his name is Jesus Christ. Wrap yourselves in His loving arms of comfort and feel His love and peace all around you.

John 16:33 reminds us how Jesus conquered all of our problems, fears, worries and disappointments for us: ... "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” 

This life we live can get really messy and it's getting more complicated all the time. Spiritual warfare is kicked up to a whole new level in these end days as some reference them. Satan is alive and well and reeking havoc on the souls of men. You must be vigilant in your life. I know I sure do. Satan is a liar, and a thief and he can convince you of just about anything he wants to. He can make you will think that what you are doing, saying and thinking is not affecting you at all. That is a lie of the devil! The Word of God tells us in 1 Peter 5:8 to:

"Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour."

So, how do you be sober and alert and live a life of victory? I know what helps me. I look up, not in! I open my mind and put in the good stuff~~ I listen to a Christian or inspirational music or read an uplifting book. 

You can also listen to uplifting radio shows or CD's in your car. If you're watching TV, or surfing the net, don't focus on the news or shows that bring you down. Sometimes just watching the evening news or reading the newspaper can be a real downer because all they normally focus on are all the bad things happening in the world. If you're feeling down, please don't fill your mind with the bad stuff, at least for a while. Surround yourselves with the people and things that make you feel good about life. That's what I do, and it really helps.

Look to Jesus and His promises to never leave you or forsake you. He is there with you. Matthew 28:20 is a promise: "And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” He's not going anywhere.

I have a friend that tells me that whenever Satan gets after her thoughts, she actually takes out the broom, turns on the Christian music and sings and sweeps Satan right out of the house and it really helps! I'm sure you can also think of some other things that will bring your spirits up, like maybe a drive or walk outside to discover God's beautiful earth.

Most importantly read the Word of God. Read, a daily devotional, pray, pray, pray and Believe. Even if you are at a loss for words, continue to pray because the Holy Spirit will help you. Romans 8:26-28 says:

"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

Even in the midst of troubles, you CAN live a life of Victory through Jesus Christ! Amen~

My verses for today are in red.

My prayer for today:

Oh Lord Jesus:

We are having trouble with our son right now Lord. But I know that you have him in the palm of your Hand. 
I am resting in your promises and knowing that you in control of the entire situation. I am believing that you will work things out for your good purposes in your perfect time. I love you Lord and I trust you in all things.

I pray in Jesus name,

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