Upon completing a task that is significant or important there can be a moment of uncertainty of purpose that can be reflected in the way we approach what is next. After victory at Jericho, the children of Israel faced defeat against a small group of men at Ai. After the great victory at Mt. Carmel where the prophets of Baal were defeated and the drought came to an end, Elijah wanted to quit and die. After the crucifixion, many of the disciples retreated to what they did before they became followers of Jesus. The Resurrection gives us the ability to recognize that we need an eternal perspective on the things that we do so that we do not suffer from depression or a letdown after every accomplishment. We are overcomers through Christ, and because of that we strive daily to ascend to the highest mountain and travel through the darkest valleys with the same resolve and encouragement of knowing that we will reign in victory with Him in the end.
Each day that we awaken we have the opportunity to appreciate the gift that has been given to us. There are no certainties for today and there are no guarantees for tomorrow. To wake up is a gift from God because we have all done something in the previous day that would merit our total destruction. Sins ultimate payoff is death but God’s mercy gives us life. Just to be able to read these words has afforded you the chance to exclaim how wonderful it is to be here on this side of life and for those of us who are of the household of faith we shout with a voice of victory knowing that our future has been secured by Christ.
Heavenly Father, I thank You that I can live a life of victory because You have already overcome the world. Thank You that when I go into a secret place You are already there waiting to hear from me. Amen!!