Living from Victory, Not Towards Victory
45 David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day …the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. 47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”
49 Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, [David] slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. 50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him. - 1 Samuel 17:45-47, 49-50
Belonging to God and being His child and friend means that we carry His victory. When David fought Goliath, he didn’t go into the battle thinking he might lose. He didn’t weigh his options or nervously calculate what his next move was. David walked into the fight declaring his victory before he even threw his first shot. It’s this kind of confidence that we ought to have when it comes to the desires God places on our hearts.
You are a child of God, and an heir to His Kingdom. All authority over things of the earth is yours. All of His resources are yours. No outcome results in a loss for you. So when you approach the throne of God, approach boldly. Ask boldly, listen boldly, and believe Him boldly. He will make His desires, your desires, and when He does, know that you do not work towards the victory, you already hold the victory.
Today’s Prayer: Lord, I thank you for the victory I have in you! Help me steward it and the gifts you’ve given me well as I walk closely with you.