Streams in the Desert - Aug 08

by L. B. E. Cowman and Jim Reimann

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You are my King and my God, who decrees victories for Jacob. (Psalm 44: 4)

There are no enemies to your growth in grace, or to your Christian work, that were not included in your Savior’s victory. Remember, “The Lord said to Joshua, ‘Do not be afraid of them, because . . . I will hand all of them over to [you]’ ” (Josh. 11: 6). Also recall the fact that when you resist your enemies, they “will flee from you” (James 4: 7). And remember what Joshua said to the people: “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous” (Josh. 10: 25). The Lord is with you, “mighty men of valour” (Josh. 1: 14 KJV), and you are mighty because you are one with the Mightiest. So claim victory!

Whenever your enemies are closing in on you, claim victory! Whenever your heart and your flesh fail you, look up and claim VICTORY! Be sure you claim your share in the triumph that Jesus won, for He won it not for Himself alone but for us all. Remember that you were in Him when He won it— so claim victory!

Count Christ’s victory as yours and gather the spoils of the war. Neither the giant “descendants of Anak” (Num. 13: 33) nor fortified cities need intimidate or defeat you. You are a part of the conquering army. Claim your share in the Savior’s victory. from Joshua,
~by F. B. Meyer

We are children of the King. Therefore which of these most honors our divine Sovereign: failing to claim our rights and even doubting they belong to us, or asserting our privilege as children of the Royal Family and demanding the rights that accompany our inheritance?


Cowman, L. B. E.; Reimann, Jim. Streams in the Desert: 366 Daily Devotional Readings (p. 304). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.

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