Christians have a confidence in life based upon this foundational truth: Victory comes through Jesus!

57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

Matthew* ended our concerts with one of Dale’s songs. It summed up our walk with Christ and the ministry we had sharing the Gospel of Christ through music. Here are the words:

(click the title to go to the music)

Have you had so many dreams, but they never seem to come true?
The devil with his evil lies says you’ll never make it through;
The devil says that life’s a game: three strikes, you’re out and you’re on your last one,
The obstacles that block your way say the race just cannot be won.

But let’s still remember the things He promised so free
that He’d love and guide us straight to a victory, singing I,
I have the victory because Christ my Savior has set me free,
and though life’s problems may bother me, I have the victory.

What’s that He says? Step out in faith and take the things that He said He’d give you;
Reach out and take your special dreams cause the dreams, they come from Him;
Stop worrying about your competition, the Lord will take care of everyone else,
Reach out and use the gifts that you have, you’re just accountable for yourself.

It really doesn’t matter how other people feel,
We need to lean on Jesus and know our victory is real, singing, I,
I have the victory because Christ my Savior has set me free,
and though life’s problems may bother me, I have the victory.

Romans 8:37 tells us that we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us, which is Christ Jesus. What’s the secret? The secret is His presence in our lives. Knowing that He is always with us, always guiding us, and always renewing us means that we don’t have to be afraid of life or afraid of death!

May we live our lives in the knowledge of the victory that is ours through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Abba, we would do well to remind ourselves everyday that we are victors in You. I know that Your Spirit whispers this truth to us every time we pause and listen. May we accept it, receive it, and live according to it. Amen.

**Matthew consisted of Randy Anderson, David Polk, Dale Griffin, Kelly Anderson, Bobby Anderson, and David Anderson. We wrote our own music and traveled together for seven years doing concerts, revivals, retreats, etc.

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