Faith is the Victory
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.1 Corinthians 15:57
We sang the song titled, Faith is the Victory in worship service today, and the words touched my heart saying, “yes,” we have guaranteed victory in Christ through our faith. If we have faith that pleases the Lord and we do our best to walk in obedience to his good, pleasing, and perfect will, we will have victory in Christ. Victory in Christ is not always the same as victory in the world, but victory in Christ has eternal rewards that supersede victory in the world.
When we walk in faith with trust in the Lord, we will experience his divine power in our lives causing us to trust him more. Our trust in the Lord means accepting that his ways are always perfect even if we don’t agree or don’t understand; we must recognize that He is God and respect his guidance with a thankful heart. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5). This verse explains the trust that pleases God, not leaning on our own understanding.
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). When we faithfully walk as the Lord’s servants, we can be sure that he is always with us and will lead us to victory. Our victory is defined by the Lord and may be beyond our understanding, but as servants of the Lord we will experience victory in our souls because our efforts are pleasing to the Lord. There is no better victory than pleasing our Lord and giving him the glory.
Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place (2 Corinthians 2:14). We triumph in Christ when we live to reflect Christ to the world, because the love and kindness we reflect can have an uplifting effect that can spread beyond our knowledge. Every time we tell someone the good news of Christ we can experience victory.
Today walk in faith fully trusting the Lord, and experience victory as you reflect Christ to others. So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it (Isaiah 55:11). When you bring the Word of God to people, know you are victorious because the Word will not return empty.
Let’s Pray: Lord, increase my faith everyday as I reflect Christ and fill my heart with victory. Guide my thoughts and words as I bring the Light to the world and let your words destroy the darkness. Thank you Lord for giving me victory in Christ. In Jesus name, Amen