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  • Michael Harmon: Victories of faith

  • We can succeed with God
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  • In our world, everyone desires victory. The word is a synonym for success. We must remember that no matter what we undertake, there will be opposition.
    The Bible is the blueprint for successful living and victories of faith. Let us examine the way to victorious living.
    Faith is the essence of optimisim. Faith looks to the future with a vision of better things to come. Confidence grows from our personal experiences and hope that all is well with the Lord.
    The Hebrew writer states, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1).
    The Christian’s only weapon in trying times is his/her faith - and it is the only needed.
    Faith is mightier than force. It has been said, “Force may kill people, but it cannot destroy principles. Faith is spiritual, force is material.” The spiritual things will endure, but not the temporal and material things. The prophet Zechariah echoes this thought, “...Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of host.” (Zechariah 4:6).
    Faith is the element to victorious living. The one who is sustained by faith can endure all the trials, pains, and hardships that this life throws our way. By ourselves we can do very little, but interconnected with God, we cannot fail.
    The Psalmist writes, “The Lord is for me; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” (Psalm 118:6).
    The victories of faith are won when we are linked with God. Regardless of your circumstance and trials, we can succeed with God.
     
    Michael Harmon is the minister of the Augusta Church of Christ. michael@augcoc.kscoxmail.com

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