When I think of victory, I think about cheers as a young girl, to win a game or something! But today I was enlightened with the revelation that I have victory in every area of my life. Now, whether I am walking in that victory or not is the question.
When I think about everything God has done for me by sending His Son, I am amazed, and I am still incapable of seeing it all. Day by day, he shows me more and more. Today someone taught me a prescribed order of victory and it goes like this:
Focus: Jesus Christ (John 14:6)
Object of Faith: The Cross of Christ (Romans 6:3-5)
Power Source: Holy Spirit (Romans 8:1-2,11)
Results: VICTORY (Romans 6:14) one of my favorite scriptures!
Our other options goes like this:
Object of Faith: Performance
Power Source: Self
A Christian who is dominated by their sin nature, which is the law, is the most miserable Christian on Earth! (The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 1 Corinthians 15:56)
How this little teaching helped me today! I will now and forever only have victory because of Jesus, his power working in me produces my victory. Areas of my life that aren't experiencing victory are places where I have tried on my own. Believing I have the power to accomplish these hard things, as if that ever worked out before. I am left with thinking about several people right now, whose jobs have been eliminated, where is our help, it is in the Lord. He can give us favor and he says he will take care of us anyway! (Philippians 4:19)
Today I have had a victory in one area of my life and I know it is not because of me at all! My God affected the heart of a human being and had them do something that was in God's will, not for them, but for me! Thank you Jesus! I am plugging myself into the Holy Spirit and using him as my power source. I had fear the whole way, but with the help of God, I conquered it!