RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
FRIDAY, 23RD JUNE. 2017
VICTORS FOR LIFE.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations (James 1:2).
As you grow in your Christian walk, you’ll definitely have your fight of faith; it’s a must for everyone. The Bible calls it a good fight, because you’re guaranteed to always win. Some people see the fight of faith differently; they see challenges as insurmountable difficulties. Every time something happens, they cry, feeling sorry for themselves. If only such people knew how much the devil likes to see them cry, and enjoys their frustration, they’ll never give him the luxury.
Realise that as a Christian, Christ lives in you; that makes you a victor for life. The Bible says, “…greater is he that’s in you, than he that’s in the world” (1 John 4:4). This is a present-hour reality. Romans 8:35-37 says, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”
You’re unconquerable. See challenges as springboards to your next level of glory. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 says, “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” That situation, no matter how dire or frustrating it seems, is a light affliction. That’s how the Word describes it and that’s how you ought to see and relate with it.
Learn how to laugh your way through life! No matter what you’re going through, rejoice, because it’s a light affliction that’ll certainly produce for you, a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. It’s your heritage to be triumphant always, and in every situation. Hallelujah!
I refuse to consider the present circumstances on the outward side of life. I’ve got my focus on the eternal; I’ve got my gaze on the spiritual. I give attention to the real, not the shadows. I look within me where God lives, and see the unseen, which is eternal.
Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
1-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Acts 10:24-48, Ezra 7-8
2-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 3:12-22, Deuteronomy 21