Thursday, December 28, 2006

Day 4: Every Man a Conqueror, The Desire to Win

But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
(Romans 8:37)

It wasn’t the toughest obstacle course I had been on but I would soon learn to hate it. We were training with the SEALs on Coronado Beach and my Commander decided to show off a little in front of our Navy friends. We ended up going through the obstacle course 4 times to prove we were the better warrior. Not sure that really proved anything (except a lot of bruises and barely able to move the next morning). We are competitive beings by nature. I believe God has wired us that way, to be winners. Unfortunately, we have made a total mess of the things with our sin. But He intended the Conqueror Spirit to be use for good rather than evil. In fact in Christ, we are made overwhelming conquerors. Through Jesus we win in a big way. We just need learn from the scriptures how to win God’s way.

Application: Write down 3 things you think God wants you to conquer. Try to find a verse of scripture for each goal.

Day 1: A New Man
Day 2: Blasting Cap Religion
Day 3: Newbies
Day 4: Every Man a Conqueror, The Desire to Win
Day 5: Poncho Liner Poverty
Day 6: Pressing the Envelope for the Kingdom
Day 7: Can You Hear That?
Day 8: Just One Thing
Day 9: The Old Man Wants to See You
Day 10: Two Different Ministries, One Affect