Steps to a Victorious Life by Robert Walker

Steps to a Victorious Life
Robert Walker
James 4:8

I. IT IS A CONDITIONAL STEP

II. THE CONQUEST STEP.

1. A Defensive Word
2. A Active Word

III.THERE IS THE CONSECRATION STEP

1. His Desire
2. His Directions
3. His Delineation

IV. THERE IS THE CONFIDENCE STEP

And he will come near to you (v8)

V. THERE IS THE COMITTMENT STEP

"Humble yourself before the Lord and He will


VI. THE COMMUNITY FACTOR- (VERSE 11 AND 12)

'Brothers do no slander one another' ( v11)

The story I'm about to share illustrates what it means to have a hard day.
I am writing in response to your request for additional information. In block number 3 of the accident reporting form, I put, "Poor Planning", as the cause of my accident. You said in your letter that I should explain more fully, and I trust that the following details will be sufficient:
I am a bricklayer by trade. On the day of the accident, I was working alone on the roof of a ten-story building. When I completed my work, I discovered I had about 500 pounds of bricks left over. Rather than carry them down by hand, I decided to lower them to the ground in a barrel by using a pulley which, fortunately, was attached to the side of the building at the tenth floor.
Securing the rope at ground level, I went to the roof, loaded the 500 pounds of bricks, then went back down to the ground and untied the rope, holding it tightly to insure a slow descent of the 500 pounds of bricks. You will note in block 11 of the accident reporting form that I weigh 135 pounds. Due to my surprise at being jerked off the ground so suddenly, I lost my presence of mind and forget to let go of the rope. Needless to say, I proceeded at a rapid rate up the side of the building.
In the vicinity of the fifth floor, I met the barrel coming down. This explains the fractured skull and broken collarbone. I continued my rapid ascent, not stopping until the fingers of my right hand were two knuckles deep into the pulley. ...


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