I don’t know about you, but I want to walk in victory. I want to live a faith-filled life. I want to be the things I believe. But, more often than not, my faith and flesh are weak, my mind and heart are divided, and I walk around in defeat. And I hate it.
Why? Because I know it is a lie. I know that “we are more than conquerors,” but I don’t feel like it. I know that “the old has gone,” but it doesn’t seem that way.
One morning this week I was praying through the Lord’s prayer (I’m not sure why…I just was) and as I prayed “give me this day my daily bread” I realized that I’ve been hoping or expecting that all of the sudden I would wake up one morning victorious. End of story. God would simply give me everything I need right now to be victorious forever. But as I prayed for daily bread I realized Jesus IS my daily bread. Instead of asking to be given enough of him for today, tomorrow and next Tuesday, I need enough of him today. He’s the manna…he said so…and manna fell daily. There was only enough for one day. The Israelites had to gather more each morning, and so do I. If I’m going to walk in victory it is going to be because I walk in him.
“If any man would come after me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23