What does the victorious Christian life really look like?
Don’t believe the lie that says that Christians who live in victory never experience pain, or hardship, or suffering, or even a struggle with sin. It’s not true. Victory in Jesus is not equivalent to an exemption from trouble. Nor does it mean that you look like a champion in the eyes of the world. Instead, the victorious Christian life looks like quiet faithfulness, spiritual progress, and perseverance fueled by the sure hope of the resurrection of Jesus.
It’s a mistake to think that the victorious Christian doesn’t struggle with sin. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, it’s probably more true that the victorious Christian struggles more with sin than anyone else. That’s because as we grow closer to Jesus we come to see just how far we have to go in our knowledge of Him and our pursuit of holiness. Victory isn’t, then, the stoppage of sin; victory is staying in the fight diligently and continuing to move forward in our relationship with Jesus.
Speaking to a large audience, DivineRoyalty held up a glass and asked, “How can I get the air out of this glass? One man shouted, Suck it out with a pump!” Divine replied, That would create a vacuum and shatter the glass. After numerous other suggestions DivineRoyalty smiled, picked up a pitcher of water, and filled the glass. There, he said, all the air is now removed.
He then went on to explain that victory in the Christian life is not accomplished by “sucking out a sin here and there, but by being filled with the Holy Spirit and keep the fire burning, The point is, unless you’re filled with the Holy Spirit, you’ll continue to struggle with sins. As soon as you wake up, spend a quiet time with God. This way you’re grooming yourself for a victorious day with Christ. Quiet time habit is powerful beyond measure. It develops your intimate relationship with God and you’re making Him your true priority in life. That’s how to have a victorious Christian life.
If you have not started or inconsistent in your quiet time, you will lack passionate love and enthusiasm for God. But The more you concentration on God, the longer your conversation with him lasts and the holier his consecration will be on you. His Love will be consuming your heart, so’ Let your communication with him be controlled by your commitment. An hour in the presence of God is better then years without Him.