They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death. [Revelation 12:11 MEV]
Overcomers overcome. Witnesses witness. Lovers love. In that sense, our lives are a testimony to who we are. For sure, our lives are not perfect. Our testimony is fallible. Like the apostle we sometimes do what we do not want to do. Yet the truth remains. Our lives testify to who we are.
Our lives are filled with temptations to act in ways that are contrary to who we are on the inside. It is so easy to succumb to our lusts. Or fall prey to dark desires. In such times we remember the blood of the Lamb. The one who testified of God's grace as he shed divine blood.
Jesus taught us how overcome evil with good. Unlike the heroes on the silver screen he did not fight back in the flesh but trusted his Father to fight for him. His testimony seemed to be one of defeat. He did not love his life unto death. His testimony was not of defeat but of trust.
Jesus challenges me today to testify of such trust. Will I allow my cross to overcome me or will I pick it up and overcome? Will my life testify of trusting in God? Or will it be one of how I have, in futility, leaned on my own understanding? Our lives testify to who we are trusting in.
Lord. Please help my life to be a testimony of trusting you even in the face of death.
... this devotion is part of the z2a bible words series.