What does it mean to live our lives victoriously?

Look at Romans 8:37. “Yet in all things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” The term “more than conquerors” means super conquerors. It is only through “Him who loved us,” Jesus, that we can live this way. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 15:57, “But thanks be to God, who gives us victory though our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jesus was the first to have victory over sin, Satan, and death. Prophetically speaking of God’s gift of His Son, and of victory through that Son, the Psalmist writes in Psalm 98:1, “Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His [God’s] right hand and His holy arm have gained Him [Jesus] the victory.” God gave Jesus victory because the Farther and the Son are one. So, when we become one with Jesus through salvation, we, because of Christ, can then live in victory. We access victorious life through faith. “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith” (1 John 5:4). It is only through faith in Jesus that we can access the power of the Holy Spirit within to resist the enemy, sin, and selfish desires. Only as we daily embrace His Spirit can we love as He loves, forgive as He forgives, and walk through difficulties in a way that honors His sacrifice for us. Living victoriously does not mean that we will not face strenuous or even tragic circumstances, but it does mean we face those things with the assurance that we are not alone and will not be utterly defeated. Also, if we learn to praise the Lord regardless of our circumstances, we will find a renewed vigor. We cannot focus on two things at the same time. So, if we focus on praising the Lord for the marvelous things He has done, we will have the strength He gives in that praise to love and encourage others while we walk through our own difficulties. We will find strength to bear the fruit of the Spirit (see Galatians 5:22-23) and to find the resilience needed to persevere with unwavering hope, knowing that He who lives in us is greater than he who lives in the world (see 1 John 4:4). Faith through Jesus plus praise to Jesus equals victorious living!