Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14, AMP)
There was no greater victory in history, then the victory of the cross. God triumphed over death by raising His Son to life. Through this one act, we now can experience victory in our own lives. Today, we have a choice… run with victory in mind or stand defeated. Will you chase after the victory that is yours in Jesus Christ?
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.” ~Theodore Roosevelt
Dear Father God, I continue to run with my eyes fixed on You. I celebrate every victory I’ve had and will continue to have through You. Thank You for creating in me a desire to fight and win every battle for You!
Standing in the Victory Arena,