For the LORD your God is the One who goes with youDeuteronomy 20:4 HCSB
to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.
Some years ago, while driving truck, I was provided with directions to my assigned destination. These directions were to be strictly adhered, according to company policy. But not always did they work. I recall a time in Maryland I ended up on a narrow, winding road lined with million-dollar homes on large parcels of land. I flagged down a small delivery truck driver to ask if I was in the right place. He shook his head, wondered how I’d managed to get this far. No, I wasn’t in the right place. And there was no place to turn about, being over 75 feet (27 meters) long. I had to continue along the road, make a few turns, then I’d come to a round-about. He instructed me not to try to go around that round-about, but to cut across it, as I’d never make it otherwise. Eventually, thank G-d, I made it back to the main highway. It turned out my load went to a small facility that was just a block from where I turned of the highway. The directions were very wrong.
Unlike the roads of the old Roman Empire that all led to Rome, not all lead to the destination we want to go. In general, the road to Victory is the true road for a Christian. Victory as not just something far off, in the future, but also available today. Victory is intentional, simple, and hopeful. We can imitate the ways of victory in the G-dly ones G-d brings into our lives, and through various writings of the Bible, such as the Apostle Paul’s.
There are many roads to victory. One is becoming passionate about our Lord. Another is an unforgettable victory; we mustn’t totally forget past failures, for that can lead to repeated failure. And there’s a restorative victory, which is one that bring us back for a wrong turn.
The directions to victory are given us through G-d’s Word. We have G-d’s promise in Deuteronomy that G-d goes with us to fight for us to give us victory. We move freely from one road to another, trusting in our Lord’s righteous victory, and in His ability to provide victory in our lives. When we awake in the morning, do we choice which road we should take for the day’s victory? Perhaps we do. In our morning devotional times we may see we need to be more intent upon victory, more passionate. Perhaps during the day we are reminded to forget a failure and proceed without fear. Or perhaps we’re reminded of a past failure, and shown how not to repeat it. There are many roads we may take leading to victory, and our Lord will not only show us the way, but will walk the road with us. Our Lord’s directions, unlike my company’s, won’t leave us on a narrow road, lost. He is with us all the way!
Victory’s road is one of praise and worship. Victory’s road is serving G-d’s people, using our gifts, fitting well into the Body of Messiah on Earth. Victory’s road is what I might call the Road of Awe, which is a holy and righteous fear of the LORD. Victory’s road is also one that comes through listening in the quiet for the Spirit to speak. And there’s a certain victory that comes through letting go, surrendering to the flow of G-d’s Spirit.
Victory’s Road is victorious living. It is our right, purchased on Calvary. Victorious living is also the exclusive privilege of those who will believe on the Son of our Creator, our Lord Y’shuaJesus. We are children of the King. We are noble men and women. As such we have an obligation to seek victory today, that we might be beacons, bright lights, drawing lost human vessels tossed upon the seas of life, to our Savior Y’shuaJesus. Let us rejoice in all ways, and do so now, not when we find victory, but rather because we have it in our position as children of the King even if we don’t feel it at the moment.
Thank You, LORD our G-d, King, Creator, in the most holy Name of Y’shuaJesus. You are victory. You are life. Amen and Amen.
L-RD Bless, Keep, Shine. . .