Just Keep the Line Open
Wouldn’t life be wonderfully simple if there were only one thing that truly mattered? Wouldn’t it be great if only one factor determined your success? All the confusion and complexity that clutters your life would suddenly disappear. Instead of constantly juggling priorities, you’d always know what to put first.
Well, here’s a bit of news that may surprise you. There is, in fact, only one real key to victory in life. That’s right. Just one. A living connection with God.
In years past, I used to say, “If you’re not walking in victory, check your love walk.” Or sometimes I’d tell people, “If you’re not getting your prayers answered, make sure you aren’t harboring any unforgiveness…make sure your flesh is under control…make sure you’re flowing in the joy of the Lord.” I had learned that by checking those spiritual gauges, you could track down the causes for failure.
But even though such gauges are very helpful, after more than 30 years of living by faith, I’ve come to realize that ultimately our success stems solely from our vital, continual contact with God. That one factor governs all others.
If you’re in contact with the Lord, those other qualities will flow naturally from your heart. If you maintain a living connection with God, you will walk in love and joy. You will walk in forgiveness. You will keep your flesh in subjection to your spirit.
So what exactly is a living connection with God? It simply means keeping the lines of communication open between the two of you. It means going about your daily activities in such a way that you’re always available to hear from heaven.
Just think, the real key to consistent victory is just one thing! You don’t have to memorize a list of dos and don’ts. All you have to do is keep that flow of continual living contact with God. He’s continually speaking words to our hearts by the Holy Spirit Who lives within us. Keep your ear tuned to His frequency. Keep your heart lined up with His Word. Just keep the line open!
Speak the Word
Having begun in the Spirit, I stay in the Spirit and I am made perfect. (Galatians 3:3)
Heiligschriftstudium: 1 John 1:1-7