But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:57 (NIV)
The Canadian Government sold Victory Bonds to Canadian citizens, private corporations and various organizations in order to raise funds to pay for the First World War. The bonds were a loan to the government that could be redeemed with interest after 5,10, or 20 years and were released during 5 different campaigns between 1915 and 1919. In 1915 a hundred million dollars worth of Victory Bonds was issued and quickly purchased. Each Victory Bond release saw a supporting poster campaign overseen by the Victory Loan Dominion Publicity Committee.
Nobody likes to lose. Some people are more competitive than others, but everyone wants to be a winner. I don’t know a single person who starts to play a game by saying “I’m playing because I want to lose.” Whether its playing a game, or in life itself, all of us want to be victorious. This is particularly so in our spiritual lives. We don’t want to have to live with the regret of having failed in our walk with Jesus. The good news is, neither does Jesus. He wants to ensure that you walk daily in spiritual victory. Paul the apostle gives us this promise in 1 Corinthians 15:57: “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” This is one of those promises that we should put on post-it notes all over the house. No matter what is going on in your life today, God promises that in Jesus you will be victorious. As you keep your eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfector of your faith, He will provide you with everything you need for victory. Everything. Through the victor Jesus Christ.
These have been words from the heart.