Quiet Time Requires Victory
By Rick Warren
— January 30, 2011
“For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever! Amen.” Matthew 6:7-9 (NCV)
"One day there will be no more insecurity, or loneliness, or depression, or jealousy, or conflict, or sorrow in the world."
All week we’ve been looking at steps to a successful quiet time based on the Lord’s Prayer. Today it’s time for the last step – the prayer of victory. I love this step because I love to end my quiet time with a positive. The Lord’s Prayer ends with this statement, “For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever! Amen.”
It’s important to end your quiet time by thanking God for the ultimate victory. Take a moment to tell him, “God, no matter what happens in my life today, I’m starting this day with you. I don’t know what it’s going to bring, but no matter what good or bad happens, ultimately we win. No one can take away my salvation.”
I love to think about the fact that one day there is going to be no more pain in my life. One day there will be no more insecurity, or loneliness, or depression, or jealousy, or conflict, or sorrow in the world. One day God is going to solve it all. One day we’re going to heaven and nobody can take that away from us.
“I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until the day of his return” (1 Timothy 1:12 NLT). God will keep me saved. That’s good news and that’s how I end my quiet time.