Aug 15, 2017 Karla’s Blog
Today’s devotional gives us a new way to see the daily fight that many of us battle with our human side’s sinful nature, demanding it’s due. When we except Christ into our heart as Savior in our lives, we have been given victory. We just have to train our sinful nature, and determine what is more important. We can’t have Victory in God if we are still groveling with sin. He hands us victory and then we have to except it as ruler of our life and move on.
I won’t deny that human addiction is real but when you have been handed the victory, the wild card, we can’t just ignore it’s power. We have the trophy in hand, we need only do our victory lap. We have to keep this in mind when our human body is craving sinful behavior. Keep our hearts so full of God that you can’t let any other desire or addiction come between you and your greatest victory. You absolutely can count on God to help you overcome the desire to go back to sinful ways. His love is much stronger than any physical withdrawal.
The absolute best way to beat any addiction is to fill yourself with something more powerful. What could possibly be more powerful than the creator of our world? You have the victory, just acknowledge the win. Thanks for sharing your time with me today, please enjoy this devotional from His Victorious Indwelling:
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 CORINTHIANS 5:17 We must be careful of any counterfeit victory. Victory over the power of any sin in your life, which you must achieve by working for it, is counterfeit. Victory, which you must obtain by trying for it, is counterfeit. It is not the real thing, the victory God offers you. Victory gained by a gradual conquest over evil, getting one sin after another out of our life, like pulling weeds out of our garden, is likewise counterfeit victory. No the Lord Jesus does not offer to give us any such thing as a gradual gift. It is not growth. “Thanks be unto God which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 5:57). But please do not misunderstand that in the victorious life there is no growth. That would be absolutely false to the Word of God. We only begin to grow normally, grow as God wants us to grow, after we have entered into victory. No, victory is not fighting your wrong desires or concealing your wrong feelings; that would mean a struggle. In real victory, He does it all. We do not dare to help. When the Lord Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit works in our life to give us this victory, it is a miracle every time. If it is not a miracle, it is not victory.
CHARLES G. TRUMBULL
The Christian’s victory is not over others, but over himself. His sword is drawn, not to slay his fellowman, but to slay himself. He wins by losing. He triumphs by being defeated. He lives by dying. His crown is a crown of thorns. His throne is a Cross. His weapon is not strength but weakness.
F. J. HUEGEL