Welcome to JANUARY Our Month of VICTORY
Victory is essential for our health and happiness. There is nothing as exciting as winning, and the taste of victory is sweet. Defeat, on the other hand is destructive to our lives, and remaining in defeat can destroy our faith. “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” - 1 Corinthians 15:57.
The old adage that you are what you eat also applies to your thoughts. If you harbour negative thoughts of failure, then you will never win. But if you set your mind on victory and hope you will always win. Romans 15:13 says “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Also, Psalms 71:14 says “But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.”
David never allowed himself to focus on his problems. At different stages in his life, he faced battles, had failures and difficulties, wept and mourned. Yet, he learned to live in praise - Psalm 42:5.
Praise is essential to victorious living and it brings the power of Heaven to our aid. It builds our courage and our faith and by this, we please God - Hebrews 11:6. Praising God in the midst of trials is like saying “God, you are the source of my strength and though storms rise and winds howl, my trust is in you.”
God’s will for you and I is to rise-up, even in the middle of Satan’s attacks, and live in victory.
My prayer is that the Lord will give us total victory in all our battles and ultimately give us rest in Jesus Christ name.
…… Pastor Adeoti