A reminder for today
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:57)
I am probably the one who is the most happiest it is Friday. Although I will probably work all weekend I am just glad we get a small break. This week has been hectic, and I am so looking forward to December so that I can have a proper break. How weird is this week? In the beginning of the week it was so hot and on Wednesday it rained and yesterday and today it is cold, I mean quite cold. In all my years I have never seen this weird type of weather here in Pretoria. We are extremely grateful for the rain and I must say I would love it if it just rained for a few days on end.
This time of the year is probably the most challenging time just before Christmas. Everything is coming to an end as the year reaches its final stage. It can be a happy and joyous time, but it can also be a challenging and difficult time. Some will be with family and friends and some will be on holiday and some might be alone.
No matter the challenges or the situation we may face, the Lord will give us victory. Now, you might say that it is easy to say but hard to do. Let us look at victory in Jesus Christ for a moment. The obvious is that Jesus died on that cross and was raised back to life and in that victory, He took away all our sin. That is not all when we look at Jesus victory in our lives.
The fact that forgiveness clears the burden of sin also clears the hold of the enemy on our lives. This opens a new path where we can be who God intended us to be and that is forgiven and renewed by His mercy and grace. Now you realise that there is nothing that condemns you anymore and nothing that can be used against you by the enemy. There is no more guilt and no more blame that can hinder your growth and your faith. You become a righteous being and your needs and desires changes from earthly to heavenly. Suddenly life nor death hold no more value in you and your goal becomes a heavenly and eternal goal that sets you apart from the rest.
Let me leave you with one last thought on victory. No matter your circumstance, your burdens, your past, your pain or your loss, Jesus knows it all and He knows exactly what you are going through. He will not let you be broken by your battles nor will He not give you the tools to overcome them. He is and was and is forever and this means that He is in all that you face, and He is in you holding, helping and guiding you. Let Him be who He is and let Him show you the way.
Do not allow the lies of the enemy to confuse you, but instead let the truth of Jesus uplift you. Let us celebrate Him and His love in this season and let us show Him despite our battles, because the minute He takes over is the minute we see victory.
Lord, we give you our lives, our burdens and our challenges and we ask that you enter into our lives and hold us together and strengthen us so that we will overcome and succeed for your glory. Give us victory over our battles. In Jesus name.
Have an awesome day, dear friend of Jesus.