Because He Lives, I Can Move...Again
I’m currently in one of those places where you lay out all the options and make the best decision. It seems, however, like none of them are fair or attractive. I know God will help me in my situation and his guidance is what I desire. I’m clinging to His Word which promises that ALL things work together for good for those that love God and are called according to His purpose, Romans 8:28.
I heard a great teaching this week about seeking God’s will and all the freedom it brings. We can know that God is bringing about a victory if we trust Him with each and every decision. The speaker illustrated his point with a painting.
The painting depicts a look of despair on the chess player’s face. He’s playing Satan and his soul is at stake. It looks like Satan is winning. Checkmate! When Paul Morphy saw this painting back in the 1800’s, he set up a chess board and aligned the pieces to reflect the painting. Being a world champion, he studied the board. His conclusion was that this painting should not have been titled “Checkmate.” Morphy found a last move setting the man free!
I’m praising God for Jesus. He defeated Satan when He died on the cross. He is going to show me the winning move and deliver me from checkmate. The game is not over as Satan wants me to think.