Monday, March 13, 2017

More Than Victory

"In all these things we are more than conquerors 
through Him who loved us." (Romans 8:37)

'This is more than victory. This is triumph so complete 
that we not only have escaped defeat but also have 
destroyed our enemies and won plunder so rich and 
valuable that we can actually thank God for the battle. 
When we receive from the conflict a spiritual 
discipline that will greatly strengthen our faith and 
establish our spiritual character, we are more than 
conquerors. Temptation is like the fierce winds that 
cause the mighty cedars in the mountains to sink their 
roots more deeply into the soil. Our spiritual conflicts 
are among our most wonderful blessings, and the 
Adversary is used to train us for his own ultimate 

It was believed that the coral-building animals
instinctively built up the great reefs of the Atoll Islands 
in order to protect themselves. However, it has been 
shown that these organisms can only live and thrive 
facing the open ocean in the highly oxygenated foam 
of the combative waves. 

It is commonly thought that a protected and easy life is 
the best way to live. Yet the lives of all the noblest and 
strongest people prove exactly the opposite and  that 
the endurance of hardship is the making of the person. 
It produces vitality in the one whose roots are firmly 
planted in Christ.'
(Adapted from Streams in the Desert)

"As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, 
so walk ye in Him: Rooted and built up in him, and 
stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, 
abounding therein with thanksgiving." (Col 2:6,7)

"But thanks be to God, who always leads us in 
triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads
everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him."
(2 Cor 2:14)

Reader, When the wind blows and the rains come
like a flood, set yourself in Him knowing that He is
rooting you deeply in the soil of triumph and victory!

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