Daily Devotional for Tuesday September 27, 2016
The Old Hymns of the Church
(Psalms 44:5; Romans 8:37; 1 John 5:4)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Father, I thank you for this day. I know that today was not promised to me, but it is a gift from You. Dear God, You know the pain I have today from what has happened in my life. I am tired of carrying this pain with me day after day. It is robbing me of my joy, of my peace, of knowing the abundance that this life can offer. I trust Your Word today that tells me that I can give this burden to You, that You will take it from me. I trust Your Word today that tells me to cast my cares on You, because You care for me. In the name of Jesus, I give You the pain of my past today. In the name of Jesus, I surrender it to You. Take it from me, and fill me right now with Your joy, with Your peace, and let me live from this day forward in FREEDOM FROM MY PAST! In Jesus name I pray...AMEN!!!
One of the reasons that I love the old hymns of the church is because these incredibly gifted servants of God who wrote the classic hymns of our faith were, not only gifted in the area of music, but they intimately KNEW God, KNEW God's Word, and were theologically 100% right on point in the message that they shared through their music. One of the great hymns of our faith is "Victory In Jesus". My friend, I am here to tell you today, that no matter what battles that you may be fighting in your life today, no matter what obstacles that might be before you, no matter what struggles you may be dealing with . . . there is VICTORY IN JESUS!!!
You see, the trials and tribulations of this life are only temporary. The victory is not in winning every little skirmish that we encounter on our journey here, but in knowing Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. The VICTORY comes when our eternal destination is secured through our faith in Christ. After that, we can NEVER be defeated no matter what the situation, no matter what the world may say, no matter what happens to us. This life, this brief journey is fraught with problems, things to discourage us, daily set-backs. But it is our faith in Christ, who already GUARANTEED us that we would be eternally with Him, insures us no matter what the problems that we face today may be, we will live in ultimate victory because those problems will one day be gone and no longer part of our existence!
One of my goals each day as I share the hope and love of Christ with you, in the context of the real issues we all face in our daily journey, is to help you keep the big picture in focus. The small picture is the trials and tribulations in your life today. The big picture is the fact that when this brief journey here on earth is over, we will be eternally with Christ. We will eternally be with God our Creator. The trials and tribulations of this life will no longer exist. So my word for you today is to press forward, and to walk in the victory that you already have.
There is nothing, NO THING that you are facing today that you can not claim victory over. If it is your finances, claim VICTORY over your finances today! If it is a marriage problem, claim VICTORY over your marriage today! If it is a health issue, claim VICTORY over your healing today. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT PROBLEM THAT YOU ARE FACING TODAY . . . CLAIM 100% VICTORY OVER THAT PROBLEM TODAY!!! Jesus Christ went to a cross 2000 years ago and WON that victory for you! You are not defeated, you are victorious!!! You are not a loser, you are a winner if your faith is in Jesus Christ! WALK IN YOUR VICTORY TODAY!!!
I love you and care about you so much. Each day we get in over 40,000 prayer requests that my ministry team faithfully answers in a personal way. I personally answer about 100 requests each and every day. We have a special time of prayer at Liveprayer each day and we pray over every need that you send. I personally spend time each day in prayer for YOUR needs. I want you to understand today, that if you have accepted Jesus into your life by faith, no matter what your circumstances may be, YOU ARE WALKING TODAY IN VICTORY!!!!
"Man does not dictate your victory, your faith in Christ does."
He already went to the cross and died so YOU, this day, could have victory over whatever problems that you are facing in your life.
As you go through your day, keep this word in your heart There is VICTORY IN JESUS! Despite what your circumstances may be this day, WALK IN THAT VICTORY, LIVE THAT VICTORY!!! Christ died so that you could enjoy complete victory in your life, regardless what this world may throw your way. Repeat these powerful words. There is VICTORY IN JESUS! THERE IS VICTORY IN JESUS! THERE IS VICTORY IN JESUS! Know that I am praying for you today.
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,