We all love being part of a winning team! Millions of people watch the Super Bowl and World Series; they want to see their team win; people just love victory! When you make Jesus Lord of your life you are teamed up with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We are on a team that is guaranteed victory every time! The Lord tells us that we will have what we need! Romans 8:31, “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Many things will come against us, but God is the One who will prevail!
The Lord made the ultimate sacrifice for us so we can be His! Romans 8:37 says, “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us].” As Believers we are children of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ! He also has individual plans for each person. According to 1 Corinthians we are to run the race and carryout the work of Christ. God never intended anyone to do the work He has for them alone! If you decide to take the task independent of God, I guarantee it will be a struggle and the results will not be the best. The Lord empowers us to run our course in life, He wants us to win! Although, His idea of winning is not the world’s! I use the word win to illustrate a point. To win means to achieve victory or gain a prize through effort. God’s team has purpose! His teammates work to point others to Jesus Christ so the Father will be glorified! Philippians 4:13 says, “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus”. If we think we can do it all on our own, we would be in danger of not recognizing our need for a Savior! I do not know how anyone gets through a difficult time without the Lord! Many don’t, they carry a burden with them throughout life. Jesus is the only One powerful enough to remove that burden! We are free in Christ, that sounds like a win to me!
Believe and take God’s Word as final authority, no matter what you face in life! Jeremiah 29:11 states, “For I know the thoughts and plans I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.” We must go forward and have confidence in Christ Jesus, steadfast and immovable in all things! (I Corinthians 15:58). I pray these words point you straight to Him!
Have a winning day! Today and every day!