After 15 years Bobby Carr stepped down from being the head football coach of Edgewood Academy. Edgewood is a high school in the Alabama Independent School Association. When the 44 year old Carr stepped down his football team had amassed a 71 game winning streak. The coach loved the team, but stated it was time for a new challenge.
We love to hear about winning streaks. Even if we are not affiliated with the team, there is something about the ability to string together a series of victories that excites us. I believe our Lord wants the same thing to happen in our spiritual lives. I remember the story of Joshua and the people of Israel as they began their conquest of Canaan. They had a victory at Jericho, a defeat at Ai, a victory at Ai and another defeat with the Gibeonites in chapter 9. But in chapter 10 of Joshua we see God’s people on a winning streak. Enemy nations one after another fell to the sword of Joshua. Joshua 10:42 states: “All these kings and their land Joshua took at one time, because the LORD God of Israel fought for Israel”. God had given them the land and it was His desire for them to have these victories.
I believe that our precious Lord desires for all of His children to go from victory to victory. He tells us that we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us (Rom. 8:37). We have the secret weapon of the Holy Spirit indwelling us (1 John 4:4). We are promised that if we resist the Devil, he will flee from us (James 4:7). And we have the promise that God will not allow anything to come into our lives that we cannot handle with His power (1 Cor. 10:13). With all of these spiritual resources at our disposal and with such a wonderful Heavenly Coach, we have the ability to go from victory to victory. However, when we do lose, our Lord is right there encouraging us to get up, get back in the game and start a new winning streak
Pastor Stultz has been writing this weekly devotional for many years. In 2009, he published a compilation of devotionals in book form, also called Moments of Meditation