“Living A Victorious Life” LATE MR.N. DANIEL
John 14:12; 16:13
“I was good at sports - I was never beaten. In moral and spiritual life I was completely defeated.” said a Hindu classmate to me. A Hindu poet sings, “Oh! God why do you create us and leave us helpless in this world?" But the Word of God speaks differently. "I will lead you into all truth."
Isaiah 30:21 "And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This Is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left."
God has not left us helpless. He is a dependable God. When I confessed my sins, I felt I was restored to God. But In my thoughts I was not victorious. So I was not happy. In actions I was different. So I prayed and God gave me His victory. People called me a hypocrite. I said, "It is correct because the Bible is in my hand and not in my heart." Later the Bible became real. I began to see that the Word of God is true. It's being fulfilled in my life. I prayed for my Head Master's dying wife and she was healed to live thirty years more. We do not obey the Word of God. So nothing happens. Do you ever pray "Thou hast promised clean eyes and a clean heart. Thou hast promised all this in Ezekiel 36:25,26. I am not having pure eyes and a clean heart. I must be like that.
Prov. 4:23; Jer. 17:9 Your long life depends on your clean heart. Evil thoughts beat against the important parts of the body as the waves beat against the shore. Your heart becomes weak because of evil thoughts. When I prayed over others I knew God would not reject my prayers because I obeyed His laws.
Jesus is a Living God. He chooses the best for you. He will guide you correctly. He will never mislead you. My father sent me two handkerchiefs. One was of silk and very attractive. The second was of cotton and very plain. I asked God to help me choose the right one. He asked me to take the cotton one. I gave the silk one to my friend. We both used the kerchiefs that Sunday at church. The silk one was shop soiled and just came to shreds. The cotton one lasted long. God chooses the best for us. What a joy to follow Christ! He took away evil thoughts from my mind. I was safe. I was asked to teach for some time in a girls' training school. Not one single wrong thought hit my mind.
No Idols came into my heart. I have no love for money. I thank God for It.
I loved holiness in my life. I glorified God by my holiness. Be afraid of sin. Run away from it. Be clean, embrace righteousness. Let no harm come out of your life.
“I will lead you.”
“I will sprinkle clean water upon you.”
“I will give you a clean head.”
These are the wonderful promises of God.