And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28 (KJV)
God is using all things together for our good as we accept this principle by faith. At all times we may live in a continual confident expectation of seeing God’s goodness in our lives. And so regardless of where we find ourselves, let us declare with boldness, “Lord, I can’t wait to see the good You have in store for me today!”
I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
John 12:46 (KJV)
Jesus has come to set us free from darkness. Believing on Him supplies us with the power and ability to break free from the bondage of sin, sickness, poverty and depression, and to lay hold boldly of the victory He has made available. His finished works have provided what we need; our believing on Him is how we take possession of what has been provided.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
We overcome fear as we remember that it is the Spirit of God in us that gives us strength, wisdom, courage and ability. As we rely upon God, knowing He has planted in us His power, His love, and His soundness, we may go forth into our world with boldness and confidence. No longer are we held hostage by fear, but we are equipped and empowered to show up as the victorious overcomers we have been created to be.
When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
John 11:4 (KJV)
It is the will of our heavenly Father that His glory be made manifest in and through His people. And so whether it be sickness, lack, anxiety, or anything else, God wants to use our challenge to manifest His glory in us. This means healing, deliverance, provision, soundness and protection.
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, he taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
1 Corinthians 3:19 (KJV)
Let us be careful to place our faith only in the power of God, and not in what we might consider the wisdom of this world. Worldly wisdom will oftentimes try and get us to doubt the promises of God, yet we are called to realize that no amount of worldly limitation can prevent us from receiving what God has already promised us in His Word.
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.
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.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Philippians 4:6 (NKJV)
It takes a daily training of the mind to rid ourselves from the unproductive habit of worry, and instead take our needs and requests to God in simple and childlike faith. And so whatever need may arise, let us receive by faith the supply, the deliverance or the healing that God by His grace has already set before us.
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
Galatians 5:16 (KJV)
Walking in the Spirit begins with right identification. We learn to identify with who we are in Christ rather than with who we used to be in the flesh. Jesus through His finished works has made us one hundred percent righteous in Him. When this becomes the reality of our hearts, it becomes the standard by which we live. Right believing and right identification leads to right living.
Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.
Proverbs 4:23 (AMP)
Nothing is more important for us than to guard our hearts, for what is going on in our life can ultimately be traced back to what’s in our hearts. Guarding the heart means we do not allow anything to rob us of the peace that has come to us as a result of our meditating the Word and believing the promises of scripture. We keep our hearts fixed on Jesus no matter what.