Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Verse for Today
2 Corinthians 2:14 - 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.

Christian walk is not an occasional success of a huge magnitude, but a series of small victories which come continuously. The world might count us as perennial failures because the parameters of victory considered by the world are very different from that of the Bible. For the children of God, each day is a day of victory when the Lord gives them their daily bread, and they thank the Lord and are satisfied. He takes care of all their emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual needs throughout the day which causes them to continue to praise Him. They acknowledge that all their affairs are ordained of the Lord and that they are given Heavenly resources to meet these needs and situations. They believe that all that happens to them is to help them have a closer walk with their Lord day after day. Each day, they expect to walk the edges of His ways and enjoy their fellowship with Him. They desire spiritual growth each day and grow in the knowledge of the Holy. Their daily lives are preparation for their soon-coming life with the Lord in His Heavenly Abode. They try to communicate these truths directly or indirectly with all whom they meet and thus proclaim a testimony to the world that they live for the Lord and not for themselves. Their lives are a series of triumphs in Jesus and these victories come in procession for the praise of their Lord and for the strengthening of their future walk with Him. This great blessing day by day and moment by moment causes them to live in continuous praise of the Lord. As they live for Him each day, their lives are used by the Lord for the spreading of the knowledge of the glory of the Lord and His kingdom.

Perhaps we are all looking for big bangs of spectacular victories a few times a day or week in our walk with the Lord. Perhaps we get frustrated if we do not get such victories to celebrate. We are often like little children who would like to have a birthday celebration with fan fare each day. But the Lord gives us so many reasons to praise Him each moment for the way He leads us a step at a time to go forward with Him. It is because He gives us victory each day and each step of the way on a daily basis that we continue in this walk. The enemy of our souls is trying to ambushing us at each step and is ever so vigilant to see how we can be shot down. So the protection, care, security, love and compassion that the Lord pours on us and the ability He gives us to possess it all and enjoy it moment by moment is far greater victory that we experience. This is why we are admonished by the Lord to give thanks for all things and for all that happens in our lives which work together for His glory. This is how our lives become a triumphal procession of victorious experiences we have with the Lord which are a series of adventures of faith. Some times we are like Prophet Elijah or Moses who wanted to quit or give it all up because the heat of the walk too much to bear, and the battle too heavy for us to handle. Some of us would have prayed like Elijah asking for a release from life itself. But aren't we glad that He has not answered such prayers of frustration, and brought us so far? He denies us such prayers and grants us a series of newer and newer triumphs to take us to greater heights of Heavenly joy and peace and keep us going to accomplish greater things for Him than in the past. These testimonies demonstrate about the fragrance of the knowledge of the Lord among those who deal with us on a daily basis and see the working of the Lord in our lives. Let it be like this even today as we walk with the Lord in the edges of His way.

Psalms 92:10 - But you have exalted by horn like that of the wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.

Thought for Today
Christian life is a series of new victories day by day which cause us to continuously praise the Lord.
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