Enjoying the Journey

There are many daily blessings in the Christian life. There are also daily battles. One of the ironies of walking with Christ is that much of the blessing comes through the battles. It is near the front lines, in the heat of war, where the victory is seen and God is known. Satan, the adversary of God and accuser of the brethren, is constantly standing against us. He attacked Job (Job 1:9-11), stood against David (1 Chronicles 21:1), raised his head against Joshua the high priest (Zech. 3:1-2), and sought to stop Daniel’s prayer from being answered (Dan. 10:10-13). He even came against the Perfect Man, the Lord Jesus Christ! Do not think that you will be the exception. “Beloved, think…

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Some of life’s greatest defeats come after great victories.  Call it lack of vigilance, a false sense of your own strength.  There are many reasons.  Be sure of this: If God is blessing, the devil is fighting!  He always opposes what God ordains. The story is told of a young man in Napoleon’s army who had given a valiant effort in battle.  Others recommended him immediately for promotion.  The experienced general quietly asked, “What did he do the day after the victory?” It is after the victory that the real battle begins.  This is the time that is the true test of a man’s integrity.  It was after great victories that King David committed adultery and murder.  It was after…

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