The Victorious Life

Faithful people have reason to praise God. As written in Psalm 149, joy and enthusiasm characterize their praise. The Lord takes delight in His believers and provides victory (v. 4). The characteristic that is linked to a victorious life is humility because a humble person follows the will of God and God finds pleasure in those that carry out His purpose.

This Psalm is a military song of victory with God’s people fighting His battle. I found an interesting illustration about this Psalm in Family Times. Many times, the skill level between people is not all that different. The British Army officer named Duke of Wellington along with the coalition defeated the French army leader and Emperor named Napoleon Bonaparte. Why was one victorious at Waterloo when both had almost the exact backgrounds? They both had 4 brothers and three sisters, they both lost their father at a young age, they both studied at the same military school, they both became great military leaders. The difference maker is having God on your side. God is in control of the future and you want to be on His side.

God needs those that worship Him but also willing to stand up against injustice and evil. Little by little, we can gain victories over the things that cause crime, poverty, and bad health. The Israelites carried out God’s purpose in their day and we can carry out God’s purpose as we fight against the negatives in our world today. Each day with God can be amazing when we realize that He can bless us with more victories than all the grains of sand on earth.

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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9 Responses to The Victorious Life

  1. Andy Oldham says:

    I love your encouraging post today! Thanks Mark!

  2. Our life lately has been full of roller coaster rides. We have a good son and a delightful daughter, so much to praise God for; yet as the apostle Paul says, “we are not fighting against flesh and blood.” I believe that just as I believe Christ Jesus is the son of God who suffered, died and was risen for our sins. Yet, this world is full of trials and temptations, but through Jesus we are saved. I have cried out to God as David did in Psalm 90. ‘My enemies surround me!’ Many times it is true that when one is happy in the Lord and in their life, many trials, burdens and deep unexpected hurts may arise from the most unexpected places and the most unsuspected people. What I do know to be true is that through it all, God is there! And, with our own frailties we can say, “I am victorious, because I know in whom I believeth.” Praise God and look for His work! Linda Rutland Carrick

  3. theywhoseek says:

    Leaving home today with a purpose and praise . . . thank you for sharing! ~ Blessings ~

  4. Amos Bosire says:

    God bless as all. Amen

  5. Amos Bosire says:

    Amen. We have victory in christ our SAVIOUR

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