Today’s Reading:1 Samuel 7–8; Romans 6; Jeremiah 44; Psalms 20–21
Victory In Battle
Do you remember the song, Victory in Jesus? What a time tested song that has truth embedded throughout. As we read today in Psalms 20-21 I reflect on that victory song and the sermon Mike Baker did this past week on, Rider on the White Horse and being victorious. When we find our victory through Him, we need to praise Him.
Unfortunately, we can often find trouble based on our own desires to conform to certain desires of the flesh. Romans 12:2 reminds us not to conform but in the testing we receive in battle, it can can help us see the desires of the Lord. I pray we see the will of God in these moments.
Psalm 20:1 May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the God of Jacob protect you!
Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
Challenge upon challenge can come at you at any moment without any kind of warning. What is our response? Taking a trip down memory lane can reveal the many times I trusted in myself, chariots or horses. In these times I would struggle, make excuses, and continue the pattern. My prayer is that we turn to our Lord for everything and especially in our troubles. In the heat of a moment I still can fall back to this old selfish pattern. I will continue to pray for a faith that is present in all moments, has enough presence to change my heart, and present to the point it’s my first choice at all times.
So in our times of challenge by yourself, in your home, work, or community turn to God. Ask for Holy Spirit help and Psalm 20:4 says may he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans!
Behind these deceptions is Satan who desires us to make bad choices and turn away from God. A spiritual battle that without God will sadly have one result. In this battle we need our Lord and Holy Spirit to bring us to victory.
Psalm 20:8 They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright.
And when the victory is our Lord’s we will be like Psalm 21:13 Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength! We will sing and praise your power.
Romans 12:12 – Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
It can be done, the short term victory is yours but the long term victory is HIS. God bless your Tuesday. If you missed last week sermon I have attached the message that shows how we can be victorious with HIM.