How do we define victory? Last night that was the question I posed at the FCA Victory Dinner. For the answer we turned to 1 John 5:4-5 where the apostle exclaims that our faith is our victory.
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 5:4-5
Our faith–that Jesus Christ was the Son of God and died on the cross for our sins and on the third day was resurrected–is our victory. The world, full of sin & death since the garden, is constantly trying to destroy, tear apart and break us. But as John says, being born of God–we have overcome the world. Our faith is our victory.
It was a great night celebrating the ministry of the Western MD FCA. I am so proud to be a partner with them. God is moving greatly among the FCA in Washington County to reveal Himself and y–our faith.
What a great honor it was to be at the celebration last night. It was a night seeing friends, coaches and referees I haven’t seen in years! Guys I idolized in football and baseball were there and it was so encouraging to see these men, not just as teammates, but now as Brothers in Christ. (Even If one did go to South High)
For me though the highlight of the night was the surprise of being introduced as the key note speaker by my father. My dad said something that I will always treasure. He said that he was proud of me for being a hard worker. Maybe to you that doesn’t seem like much. But coming from my father–the HARDEST working man I have EVER known–that means so much. My dad exhausted himself, always pouring out for his family and his community. And it has been a privilege to move home and see how he now pours himself out for the Kingdom of God. I have always tried to imitate his work ethic. So when my dad, the expert on hard work and sacrifice, says that he is proud of how hard I work at ministry–I am overcome with joy. I couldn’t imagine any trophy, award or earthly honor greater than that.