The Victory before the Victory – Friday, Holy Week Minute 5

Easter. Where sin was defeated on the cross. Where death was defeated with an empty tomb. The victory that changes everything.

But there was another victory. A victory that should not be overlooked. The setting – a garden. The time – in the darkest hours of early morning. The battlefield – prayer. The battle – a surrender of the will. In those darkest hours, in deepest agony of the soul, all alone, in prayer that brought sweat drops of blood, he cried out, “Not my will but Thine.” It was there the victory was secured.

The setting – a garden. The time – in the darkest hours of early morning. The battlefield – prayer.

May we find ourselves slipping and stumbling, fumbling and failing, missing the victory because we don’t enter the real battlefield. Maybe we don’t find the victory because we’re fighting the wrong battles. Easter is time to reflect on the victory Christ secured through cross and the resurrection. But it’s also a time to remember the victory through prayer.

Prayer … this is where the victory lies.

What’s your prayer life like?

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About Todd K Estes

In this journey called Life, it gets a bit muddy - But Jesus sees beyond the mud and sees the person He created, the person He loves, and the person He is still working on. I am one of those persons - and so are you. I am a sold-out follower of Jesus, husband way out of my league, father to a great son, part of the family of God, and pastor of a great church family - Evergreen Baptist in Appomattox.

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