What? know yet not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own. For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (KJV)
God’s presence and power dwells in every born again believer. So let us live every day knowing that we belong to the Lord, that we have been bought with a price, thereby opening ourselves to the life of victory and service to the kingdom that God has called us to live.
This is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us.
1 John 5:14 (KJV)
The will of God is revealed through the Word of God. And so let us approach our heavenly Father with the confidence that as we pray according to His will, it is His good pleasure to give us the kingdom. God is withholding no good thing from us, and He is looking for each of us to be instruments and vessels through which His glory may manifest on earth as it is in heaven.
And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Galatians 3:12 (KJV)
Anytime we are looking to our works or efforts as the reason for why we should be blessed, we are not operating in faith. Faith is to remove ourselves from the equation, and to look only to Jesus. Because of the finished works of Jesus the blessing has been made available, and faith is to be open and receptive for it to manifest in our lives.
Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace; Thereby good will come to you. Receive, please, instruction from His mouth, And lay up His words in your heart.
Job 22:21-22 (NKJV)
Knowing God will always lead to good coming to us. The more we lay up His Word in our hearts, the more will we find ourselves at peace regardless of any circumstances. When we confidently stand on the Father’s promises to us in Christ Jesus, we will reign victorious in all of the arenas of our life.
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:4 (KJV)
Humility flows out of total and complete dependence upon God. Jesus is telling us that this childlike humility leads to greatness in the kingdom of heaven. And so the more that we can humble ourselves by keeping Jesus at the center, the more will we access His grace, and find favor and good success in the various arenas of life.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will, of God.
Romans 12:2 (KJV)
When we renew our minds, we replace our thoughts with the thoughts of God, and we exchange our words for the Word of God. The more that we bring our thoughts and words into agreement with God’s Word, the more will we prove God’s good, acceptable and perfect will for us. And the way we prove it is to live it, to see it made manifest in our day to day lives.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV)
No matter where we may find ourselves or what our past may have looked like, God has created us for good works. Our task is to look to Jesus, and to trust what He has put in our hearts. As we remain faithful, as we trust Him, we will find ourselves led into opportunities to shine His light and to serve in exactly the way God has purposed it for us.
But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
1 Thessalonians 4:9 (KJV)
God indwelling us by His Holy Spirit compels us to want to love one another. As we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit who is at work in us, we will find ourselves being led more fully into living a life of love, kindness and compassion as we receive God’s love for us in Christ.
Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
1 Chronicles 28:20 (KJV)
God’s will for us is to continuously grow in our walk with Him, and to step more fully into all He is calling us to do and be. In this the Spirit of the Lord is with us, in us, and always ready to work through us. So as the Word says, let us not fear nor be dismayed; and let us walk out boldly this journey of faith.
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
1 John 5:4 (KJV)
The key to living a life of victory is our faith. We use and develop our faith by setting our hearts and minds upon the promises of God, by meditating on them and confessing them until they become real to us. When we are convinced of the reality of something before we can perceive it through our physical senses, we are living in the victory of faith.