A victorious life, it’s what we all strive for. It’s why I do what I do – to show others that a life of victory in God is possible.
Nothing encourages me more than hearing one of our writings been a blessing and given reason to hope.
I received an email from one of our readers who shared with me how our ministry had helped her create a lasting change in her personal life.
I want to share a portion of her email with you today…
After reading your devotion this morning I wanted to let you know one of the ways that your ministry has impacted my life. About 8 or 9 years ago in one of your devotions, you challenged readers to start the first 30 minutes of their day spending time praising God for a 30-day period. I believe that this challenge was given during the holiday season. I was delighted to take up the challenge. I decided to spend the first 15 minutes of my day in meditation and then the second 15 minutes in worship. I decided that this would be a lifestyle change and I have continued doing this from that time on. It has changed slightly because about a year ago I purchased a journal that I call my thanksgiving journal. So now when I wake up I spend the first 15 minutes with God in meditation praying but mostly listening. Then I write down 3 things that I am thankful for. Then I praise and worship. I have you to thank for this. That 30-day challenge became a lifestyle change that has caused me to live the victorious life. I know that walking through the many challenges in my life with a peace and assurance has been because of the morning lifestyle that I have chosen.
“This 30-day challenge became a lifestyle change that has caused me to live the victorious life.”
I love that!
If you believed that thirty minutes a day could be life changing, would you put in the effort?
If you felt you could do a couple things that would empower you to live a victorious life, would you take the time to do those things?
Would you make the changes and discipline yourself enough to follow through until you saw the results you wanted?
I read dozens of emails a day from people who want things in their life to improve, sadly, many of them will not make the changes necessary to bring forth that change.
It takes effort, consistency and determination to make lifestyle changes, especially life-changing ones.
Many people feel they are too busy to carve out thirty minutes of their day. Knowing it could be life-changing, would it be worth the time?
Over the weekend I read an article online about anointed men and women of God who have world changing ministries. One minister pointed out that each of them were willing to pay the price to carry the anointing they possessed. He went on to say that most people, not all, but many people today are not willing to pay the price to carry that type of anointing. Sadly, it is true.
While we all want victory and breakthrough and prosperity, not all are willing to pay the price. We tell ourselves that Jesus paid the price for it all, and that is true. However, to activate that truth in our life there are some things we must do as well.
If we want to receive, we must FIRST give. If we want to reap, we must first sow. It is a principal of God that has not changed. This not only applies to finances but to every area of life. If you want a powerful spiritual life you must sow into the spirit. Consistently and continually. Then and only then will you find yourself walking and dwelling in a life of victory.
A life of victory is not easy. It takes determination and discipline. For this very reason Jesus called the twelve, His disciples. A disciple is defined in the Webster’s 1828 dictionary as; a follower; an adherent to the doctrines of another.
If you are going have the same results Jesus had, you must walk like He walked. You must follow His ways, and His words.
Perhaps today you would need change. Consider taking thirty minutes a day and spending that time with God. Not one day, make it a lifestyle change. It will lead you to a life of victory – the Word of God promises us so.
There is no time like the present to make this change. Begin today to live the victorious life you imagined! It is possible. All things are possible with God!
Meditate on this:
And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 1 John 5:4