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What does Victory look Like: Spirit

via TJC

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.” – Galatians 5:16

Have you ever been stuck in a moment you can’t get out of? It was right before Christmas 2020 when I found myself in such a place. I had just finished a time of prayer that resulted in something I wasn’t expecting—a command.

“Tell them about Me.”

You see I had called an audible that night. When I had prayed, I changed up my normal routine and went by a more dangerous route, one I hadn’t taken in years. Instead of seeking God outwardly, seated on the throne of Heaven, I decided to seek Him inwardly, in my spirit, seated on the throne of my heart.

St. Augustine, in his Confessions, talks about this route to God’s presence.

“You were within me but I was outside myself, and there I sought You…You were with me and I was not with You.” – Confessions, X, 27

Very often I find that I use the drive-thru when it comes to prayer and forego the dining room experience, which Jesus promises each of us in Revelation.

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” – Rev. 3:20 NASB

Well that night, I had opted for dine-in. I sought the Lord inwardly and I was surprised to find Him waiting there at the table! He said softly to me “Tell them about Me,” and I knew I had to go live on Facebook that night and share my faith openly.

And that was the moment I was stuck in—deciding if I was going to hit that red GO LIVE button and obey or stay put in the fear of public confession. It took me like 90 minutes to find the gumption, but I finally hit the button. To walk in the Spirit is to walk in obedience to His Spirit.

Daily Battle Order:

No warrior goes into battle on an empty stomach, but our spirit is sustained and discipled by His Holy Spirit, when we read His Word and when we seek His face. Have you sought the Lord inwardly recently? What battle command has He entrusted to you to complete? What lost territory will the Kingdom regain if you listen to His voice and obey? Are you ready to tell them THE story? Are you ready to hit the GO button?

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Tom Burke
Tom Burke
Mar 30, 2022

What an encouraging DBO to ponder today as I was reminded this past Sunday that we're at the half way point in Lent. This was the encouragement I need to get back to those things I desire in my Lenten journey.

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