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Onward to Victory

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“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.” - 1 Corinthians 9:24-25


Everyone wants to be victorious and that can mean different things for each person.  For a Kingdom man, victory is faithfully working and bearing fruit in our lives, no matter what our vocation is.  Jesus spent a good portion of his time discussing farming and growth in his parables because those concepts are important.  He explained to his followers that each soul needs tending, pruning and watering to grow strong and be fruitful and we are to work as a gardener, tending to those around us. As I look back on each day, raising four boys, I see the work that goes into teaching them how to grow up into faithful, strong, resilient men, ready to face the world. My wife and I use all our tools and experience to guide their relationship with God and my short term victories are when they treat each other with respect, help without being asked and reason through a problem to a solution. I see their godly potential even as some conversations end in arguments and I pray that they are able to pass these lessons on to anyone God puts in their path on the way to the ultimate victory of everlasting life with Christ.


Daily Battle Order:

Prayerfully look at your life and recognize where you are growing and where you are stagnating. How can you be more victorious in your faith today and the next day? Ask God to show you what your short term victories can look like on your journey to Him.



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