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September 3, 2014, 1:00 PM

Securing Life's Victories

Securing VictoryGenesis 14:17-24

The banner was meant to celebrate a victory.  It became the symbol of an unpopular war.  “Mission Accomplished” it read above the head of George W. Bush as he delivered a prepared speech to rally and thank the troops.  Sectarian animosity and the difficulty of rebuilding a splintered nation were underestimated that day.  History can be hard on the overconfident.

This is not a blog about the war.  Whether you think it was justified or not is not my concern here.  I want to talk about securing your victories in life.  Whether your war was on poverty, depression, unemployment or illness… if you conquer on those battle fields you do want to celebrate.  If that celebration is filled with thanksgiving to God… that is fitting and proper.

But you do want to stay vigilant as well.  There may be more battles to come.  Peter warns:  “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert.  Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”  The Mission is never accomplished in this lifetime… and overconfidence can bring <Click here to read more>

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