Our Victory In Christ

4th May

But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

1 Corinthians 15:57

When you are battling and feel like you are drowning in life’s rivers of temptations and despairs, stop and say this verse to yourself…‘But Thank God!’ We have a hope greater than the mountains we may face. We have a strength more powerful than the pulls of our fleshly desires. We serve a mighty God who overcame sin and death, so that we may live in the victory and fruit of it.

Friends, we don’t have to surrender. We don’t have to give in. We just need to thank God for the victory we already have. Notice that Paul doesn’t say, because we have victory through Jesus, thank God. He starts from a place of thankfulness that appreciates that victory has already been won. In Jesus, we have life not death, victory not defeat! So be strong and immovable in Him and for Him.

Tell God Your Needs And Thank Him For His Deeds

3rd May

Don’t worry about anything: Instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace… ”

Philippians 4:6-7a

Part of trusting God for all your needs is thanking Him for all He has already done. It is in the moments of getting caught up in our needs that we can often forget who God is and what He has been and is doing in our lives already.

Yet it seems so hard, when we are in our darkest moments, when we feel like all hope is gone, to trust God and start thanking Him for all He is doing. However, this attitude of gratitude is the key to living a worry and stress free life and living in the fullness of God’s peace.

Paul encourages the church in Philippi to also trust in God and thank Him whilst bringing their requests to Him. He then states that it is only when you are exercising a thankful heart, that you can really know the peace of God. The great thing is that the peace of God is a supernatural peace. It’s a peace that says, although there is a storm raging around me, because I know God is at hand, because I am thankful for all He has done and is going to do, I have a stillness in my heart that anchors me and gives me the strength to carry on. It gives a whole new dimension to the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ slogan. In truth, keeping calm and carrying on, only comes when we are fully grounded, fully submitted and fully thankful to the will and desires of our loving and caring Heavenly Father.

Do you trust God with your worries enough to be thankful for everything?