WINNING OR LOSING DOESN’T DEFINE MY VICTORIES!

Perhaps, like me, you went to bed last night or woke up this morning disappointed in the outcome of some of yesterday’s election results. People I love may be impacted by those results, and I’ve been awake a better part of the night praying. But, God’s not surprised, and we can choose to trust Him, or we can allow our fears to dominate our thoughts. I began my devo reading, and today’s scripture was Romans 8:35, “Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” And, I heard my spirit speak to me by His Spirit, “Or election outcomes?”                                                                                                                                                                                       

We pick that scripture back up at verse 37, “But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.” OVERWHELMINGLY CONQUER! We don’t just win; we wind decisively! Another translation says, “We are MORE THAN CONQUERERS (emphasis mine)!

Don’t allow your victory be swallowed up in what seems to be a defeat at the polls. The key to victory is in the concluding verses of this chapter, ” For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Vv 38, 39).”
(BTW, I did vote for some winners, too.)

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About Pastor Jim Dixon

Jim Dixon is a husband, father, grandfather, pastor, missionary and with his wife, Marsha, an author. Jim and Marsha are founders of God's Blueprint for Marriage, a ministry based on the experiences they had during reconciliation and restoration of their tumultuous marriage that would have ended in divorce, had it not been for God's intervention. Their marriage workshop called, not surprisingly, "God's Blueprint for Marriage" shares details of their failing marriage and, more importantly, the lessons they learned during the restoration process. Their book, "God's Blueprint for Marriage", is available through their web site, www.godsblueprint.info Jim is Missions and Small Groups Pastor at their church, Word of Life Fellowship. He and Marsha have a strong ministry presence in Peru, where he is a leader in the Evangelical Church of Christ of Peru, a Peruvian denomination. And Marsha is founder of Mujeres de Valor (Women of Worth), a ministry helping women in Peru find their place in service to God. They also work with Victory Bible College-Peru and Victory Fellowship of Ministries, organizations dedicated to training and supporting pastors and church leaders in that nation. Their two sons, Michael and Jeffrey, are also in ministry, Jeffrey full time as Youth Pastor of their church. Additionally they have a number of "adopted" sons and daughters, many of whom are in ministry as well. Jim is a professional storm chaser. You can hear him during severe weather in NW Arkansas on 40/29.
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