DAY 20 – The Victorious Life You Live. | Firm Foundation Devotional

Friday, November 20, 2020 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments


1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses

Galatians 6:9, And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

The Biblical concept of winning is not about competing with another person. Winning is related to fulfilling your potential and purpose. You don’t always want to win for yourself. You also want to win because of who is watching; your family, your friends, and even your enemies.

The motivation to win is not about selfish pride. You want to win because other people need to see that winning is possible. Never underestimate the power of your witness. There are always people observing your life, looking for inspiration and solutions.

A minister from England I know wrote: “Always bring your ‘A’ game, even if you are the only one who sees it.” (Paul Scanlon)

The purpose for “fighting the good fight of faith” is not to win. You fight the good fight because you have already won. That's why it is a GOOD fight! You win in life because your life is a gift from God.

The Apostle Paul wrote about, “The life I live in the flesh.” Paul lived by the concept of being “crucified with Christ.” He wrote, “It is no longer I who live.” 

Galatians 2:20, I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Here is the beauty of this way of thinking: All of your shortcomings, weaknesses, and failures belonged to your old life that has been “crucified” or put to death. NOW, you can focus on living the life that has been empowered by God!

Reflection Question: Describe “the life you live” today, realizing that your old life has been crucified with Christ.

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