I am thankful that I am living a victorious life. Before your mind takes you to the wrong place, let me explain what I mean by living a victorious life.

I am not referencing large houses, nice cars or big bank accounts. That is far from what I mean when I say I live victoriously. Instead, I am simply declaring what the Bible confirms – that I have victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:57).

Paul writes in Romans 8:1There is therefore now NO condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. What a wonderful verse of Scripture. As a believer, I am no longer condemned for my sin. Why? Because it was Jesus who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us (Romans 8:34).

This is how I know I am victorious. It’s not because I am successful or wealthy, have a great wife and wonderful children. It’s not because I pastor some of the best people around. I am not victorious because of my achievements. Instead, it is the result of the work that Jesus did for me.

Believer, don’t walk discouraged. You are not defeated. I know how easy it is to feel defeated, to feel like I’ve failed. Because I will fail. I will make mistakes. I will sin. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).

Today, live victoriously, with a grateful heart toward the One who gave us the victory – Jesus Christ!