"I will not let go unless you bless me."

Genesis 32:26
Jacob wrestled with God and won.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

After a Victory

A third time to pray is after a major victory.  By praising the Lord after a major victory in our lives, we acknowledge that it is really His. 
Another reason to pray after winning a major battle is to keep ourselves aware that the Prince of this world is still at large and will try everything he can to make us stumble.  Prayer can help us steer clear of temptation or win another battle over it when we must encounter it.
Yet another reason to pray after a victory is to seek God's help in going on to yet another victory.  "From victory unto victory His army shall He lead, till every foe is vanquished and Christ is Lord indeed."  Seeking God's favor keeps us from resting on our laurels and growing spiritually complacent.
Christ would frequently withdraw by Himself to pray when His ministry was prospering.  He knew He wasn't here to become an earthly king and needed help from the heavenly Father in avoiding that temptation.  As a result, He experienced a continual victory over sin in this life--to ultimately win over sin in our lives as well....

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