How to Live a Victorious Life as a Christian
7 Steps to Enrich Your Walk with the Lord
by J.M. Troppello
Living in victory will likely mean different things to different people. I’m not talking about the “prosperity Gospel” here. I’m speaking the truth. Sometimes life is good. Other times it’s bad. Then there are the in-between times when it’s mostly okay.
Yet, through it all, you can live a victorious life as a Christian. That doesn’t necessarily mean that all your prayers will be answered exactly the way you want or expect them to.
It means that you are committed to growing in the Lord. You want to follow His will for your life. You understand that there will be hills and valleys to go through. But, in all those moments, God will be with you.
You can have victory because you’re focused on Him.
The biggest gift of a victorious life in Christ is that you have joy through the journey. You know that you are going to Heaven someday. However, while you’re here on Earth, you can be comforted with God’s peace that passes all understanding (Phil 4:7). God’s grace, peace, and strength will get you through each day.
Sure, you’ll have your down days. Yet, when you are living in the power of the Holy Spirit, He will help you to move forward in victory. God will be your strength and you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Phil 4:13).
Consider the following 7 ways that you can live a victorious life as a Christian.
1. You Need a Strong Prayer Life
Prayer is important if you want to grow in your walk with the Lord. Schedule a set time to pray in your ‘prayer closet’ each day. Cherish that alone time with the Lord. Cultivate that daily communion with God. Use arrow prayers for those times when you have nothing else to say but, “Jesus, please help me.” Know that Jesus is in Heaven interceding for you (Hebrews 7:23-27).
2. You Must Know God’s Word
Focus on the following five things to help you grow in your faith and spiritual walk:
Read the Bible
Study the Bible
Apply the Bible
Memorize the Bible
Recite the Bible
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17, NKJV)
3. You Have to Spend Time in Worship
Your worship time needs to be uninterrupted. You may have to schedule time each day or sometime during the week for individual and private praise and worship time with the Lord. Open your spirit to spontaneous worship that may occur throughout the day while you’re doing normal activities like cleaning the house or doing the dishes.
4. You Need the Fruit of the Spirit
The fruit of the Spirit should be active and growing in your life.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23, NKJV)
If there is no fruit, you need to reevaluate things and get back into daily communion with the Lord. This is not meant as judgment. I falter in my walk like anyone else. Just remember to focus on a heart that is turned to the Lord.
5. You Must Live in Grace
As a Christian, you’ve received the gift of grace through salvation. You cannot get to Heaven on your own works.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8, NKJV)
Live in that grace. It’s not a license to sin with no recourse.
Yet, it is a covering knowing that you are God’s child and you’re going to Heaven. Show that same grace to others. Sure, it is hard to love the unlovable. But you and I were once unsaved sinners, yet God loved us into His Kingdom. Show that love to others and leave the judgment for sin in God’s hands.
6. You Have to Seek God’s Will
Living a victorious Christian life means that you are diligently seeking God’s will each day. I’ve gone down many wrong paths in my 33 years as a Christian. Yet, God is always waiting for me with open arms. He wants me to turn from the messes I’ve gotten myself into and start walking down the right path again. Yes, when you mess up, you’ll have to deal with the consequences. But God can redeem your situation.
7. You Need to Focus on God’s Kingdom
It’s important to be Kingdom-focused. I admit that when I was a young Christian, I was not too Kingdom-focused. Maybe that was because I got saved when I was 14 and I thought I had my whole life ahead of me.
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. (Matthew 6:33, NKJV)
The older I get, the more I realize how short life is. That’s been changing my perspective more and more and putting it onto a Kingdom focus.
Live Victorious Today
Everyone is on an individual journey through life.
You and I come to God individually. Your journey is different than mine and mine is not the same as yours. However, by implementing these seven steps into your daily journey with the Lord, you can begin to live a more victorious life as a Christian.
Article syndicated by Mustard Seed Sentinel on Medium.com.
About the Author
J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.
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