“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”
How aware I am that everything good that I have in life is from the Lord!
Left to my own devices, I would have become something so much less than I am in Jesus. I am firmly and completely convinced of this fact.
This is the last of the three posters containing morale boosters from the British government of the WWII era. And it, too, resonates with me.
I am growing in “keeping calm” and have learned more completely how to “carry on.”
I also have a better handle on “defending freedom with all my might” than I used to because, more than ever before, I understand that our freedom is in peril. The enemy of our souls doesn’t fight fair and he doesn’t take a break. I get my sword (the Word of God!) out daily to defend the freedom that Jesus purchased for me.
After reading this slogan, I realized that I didn’t receive these words as the author intended.
I heard my voice saying these words to the Lord:
“Lord, Your courage will bring me victory!”
Joshua 1:9 reminds us of the Lord’s command to Joshua (and the rest of us, too!) to be strong and courageous and not to be frightened or dismayed. It also reminds us that the Lord is with us wherever we go!
“Lord, Your joy will bring me victory!”
reminds us that even in solemn times, the Word of the Lord brings life (sometimes in the form of correction), and that is not a reason for grief, but a justification for the joy of the Lord, which brings us strength.
“Lord, Your perseverance (a synonym for resolution) will bring me victory!”
prompts us to look at the law of liberty (the Word of God) and persevere by acting upon the Word instead of simply hearing it and forgetting. This verse also assures us of blessing (victory!) in what we do
If we are abiding in the Father and allowing Him to abide in us, then we can be assured that our Daddy, who is the giver of every good and perfect gift will give us the courage, the joy and the perseverance that we need to have victory in Him!
I love the confidence that this slogan conveys. Victory is assured. And we do have a role to play.
Authentic Christianity is active, not passive.
Being a godly wife requires courage, joy, and perseverance.
God has given and continues to pour out these most-necessary gifts to us.
We must use them for His glory and for the benef
it of our marriage.
Will you join me in the victory that has already been secured for us?
With great expectations for our future,