EVEN IN DEATH, THERE IS VICTORY: SEIZING OPPORTUNITY AS ONE – August 28, 2016


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Today is a day of opportunity.
In this opportunity, I accept triumph.
In this triumph, I am whole.
I am enlightened.
I am victorious.
God is a Brown Girl Too 2010 Retreat 093In Galatians, 6:10, Paul says:
“Therefore, as we have opportunity,
let us do good to all people,
especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Paul says while we [as individual believers] have the opportunity,
let us do good to all people [not only being helpful,
but also doing that which promotes their spiritual well-being],
and especially [be a blessing] to those centered in God.
I walk through the day of opportunity today
with every aspect of my being.
Hicery and Myrtle Ross at Fashion ShowIn the gospels, Jesus says “This will be a time and an opportunity
for you to testify [about Me].

In Ephesians 5:15-16, Pauls says
“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,
making the most of every opportunity.”

Today is a day of opportunity.
In this opportunity, I accept triumph.
In this triumph, I am whole.
I am enlightened.
I am victorious.
Hicey and Myrtle Ross Wedding 1979 BThe Psalmist says in the 41st Psalm,
By this I know that You are well pleased with me,
Because my enemy does not triumph over me.
For His loving kindness prevails over us [and we triumph and overcome through Him],

Paul says in 2 Corinthians 2:14,
Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ,
and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

Isaiah says: “No weapon that is formed against you will succeed;
And every tongue that rises against you in judgment you will condemn.
This [peace, righteousness, security,
and 
triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And this is their vindication from Me,” says the Lord.
DSCN1314Today is a day of opportunity.
In this opportunity, I accept triumph.
In this triumph, I am whole.
I am enlightened.
I am victorious.

In 1 Corinthians, we acknowledge  victory,
saying thanks be to God,
who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

So when this corruptible has put on incorruption,
and this mortal has put on immortality,
then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.” (1 Cor 15:54)

Today is a day of opportunity.
In this opportunity, I accept triumph.
In this triumph, I am whole.
I am enlightened.
I am victorious.
Wedding Day June 28, 2003_06The Psalmist says His glory is great because of Your victory;
Splendor and majesty You bestow upon him.

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world.
And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. (1 John 5:54)

Today is a day of opportunity.
In this opportunity, I accept triumph.
In this triumph, I am whole.
I am enlightened.
I am victorious.

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