For You have armed me with strength for the battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
- Psalm 18:39 (NKJV)
You are a warrior for Christ!
Life is full of battles. In both the spiritual and natural realm, we will face opposition and trials. Forces of the world and kingdom of darkness are restless in their effort to try to pull us away from God.
Thankfully, the Lord has faithfully equipped us with His armor and given every weapon we need to face our enemies!
No matter what we face in life, we know that God goes before us to scope out the battle.
There is no surprising God or catching Him off guard.
This is why even in the midst of war, we can place unwavering trust in Him because we know how faithful and reliable He is. God knows the battles we will face before they even arrive!
When you have God on your side, your victory is already secure!
You see, every child of God overcomes the world, for our faith is the victorious power that triumphs over the world. 1 John 5:4 (TPT)
If you’re a child of God and love Jesus, then congrats! You already have the victory!
The Greek verb tense in this verse for “overcome”, indicates continuous action. This means we are continually and consistently overcoming the world!
Even when you become weary in battle, remind yourself of the God who has endless strength that is on your side fighting for you. Remind yourself of the victory that already belongs to you as a child of God!
As a warrior for Christ, it is important to get into the habit of putting on your armor each day: spend time in the word, worship through praise and music, lift up your requests and concerns to God in prayer.
TODAY: Remember you are a warrior who overcomes the world and all that it throws at you! Knowing who you are in Christ and that Jesus goes with you into every battle, you can rest assured every time that you will come out victorious!
“Heavenly Father, thank you that you have armed me with your word and give me the strength to endure every battle! Thank you for going before me and staying by my side. I can rest at ease knowing that I am an overcoming warrior and already have the victory through you! Amen.”