More Than Conquerors, 6: Who Then Is The Victor?
- Thursday, September 18, 2003
For those who do not know me, I am an employee in the Lord's kitchen. Sometimes I stand inside, hot and sticky, and prepare a meal. Other times, I serve food around linen draped tables, ornate with God's finest crystal and silver.
For those who don't know me, I am the Lord's patient. I drink Him in like a tonic, warm and soothing, to heal my infections and wounds. Like a balm, He seeps into my skin, restoring my soul.
For those who do not know me, I am a soldier in the Lord's army. Sometimes I feel like a Private, other times an Officer. Sometimes I lie in a peaceful valley, and other times I'm charging ahead on the front lines, stretching my limbs as I climb a battle-torn hill.
But always, there is a Commander ahead of me.
Jesus works through me, in me, and always ahead of me. So whom do I have to fear?
Real Words to Real Life
When I began writing this series just a few short weeks ago I pretty much felt as though I had the world by the tail. I was serving God in grand dining halls. I drank in healing tonics and lay in peaceful valleys. The work Jesus was doing in me and through me was a joy indeed! If it ever felt good to be alive, it was then. If being a conqueror was something to wave about like a flag, I was proudly displaying my victory.
But over the course of the last two or three weeks, I've hit difficult moments...some so painful, putting one foot in front of the other is a task unto itself. I have cried enough tears to fill all the jars in God's tear room.
Being a conqueror has taken on a whole new meaning. And, to be honest with you, I have had to tell myself more times than I'd like to count, "Eva Marie...you can't give up. You've written articles about being a conqueror...so being a conqueror you must be!"
Discovering the Truth
Nothing helps one discover the truth as quickly as the Truth. And, for my part, here it is:
Ever notice how when a baseball team wins a game, the sportscasters talk about the winning pitcher?
A football game's victory lands on the shoulders of the quarterback...or the coach?
Think back to any war in our history and I'll bet you can't name the individual soldiers...but you can name the generals. Generals Robert E. Lee & Ulysses S. Grant. General George S. Patton, General Norman Schwarzkopf.
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