What Is Your Victory Formation?
It’s football season and there’s something that a team will do at the end of the first half or the end of the game, it’s when the quarterback takes a knee. When a quarterback takes a knee, what is he doing? It’s called the victory formation, especially at the end of the game. If your quarterback is taking a knee, then that means you’re running out the clock because you already have the game in the bag and you’re just waiting to celebrate! And if you think about it, that victory formation, as they call it in football has deep theological meaning for us a Christians.
Paul the Apostle said in Ephesians 3:14, “…for this cause I bow my knee…” What does it mean to bow our knee before the Lord Jesus Christ? If you ever watch any of those medieval movies, Vikings on the history channel, anytime someone was pledging their fealty to the king they would bend the knee. One of the most important, most empowering positions for us in life is for us to bend the knee. To bend the knee before the Lord Jesus Christ and to pledge your fealty, our love, and our devotion. To pledge our sword, our life to Him and His cause.
A few years back, there was a craze in our country called “Tebowing,” right? After Tim Tebow would score a touchdown, he would take a knee in a symbolizing his humility before God and thanking God for giving him that touchdown. You know in life I think we could learn some powerful lessons from taking a knee. At work when everybody else is taking credit, you can be the person that before God, you take a knee, because you’re showing your humility and your dependence on God. When others are taking sides in a controversy, our best response is to take a knee as Paul said, “for this cause I bow my knee before the Lord Jesus Christ.” I don’t think there’s a more spiritually empowering moment in our life than when we bow our knee before the Lord and we express our dependency and our humility on him. You know maybe things are going a bit difficult right now for you in your life. Maybe in your life, in your marriage, in your relationship, even with the Lord. Maybe your relationship with your kids, your friend, with a co-worker and sometimes we stand too tall in our own strength. We need to remind ourselves that our ultimate and utter dependency is upon God and you know what if we humble ourselves before Him, He is faithful and just to empower you, to bless you, to elevate you, to lift you, to promote you.
We all know this don’t we, that in the kingdom of God, the way up is the first the way down. So what’s your victory formation today? What’s your victory formation every day? I hope we can learn from what the Apostle Paul said and the many great men and women of God in the Bible who are our example on how they would bend their knee and bow their heart before God and when they did no matter what opposition, no matter what circumstances, no matter what battle, no matter what attack, no matter what the enemy was trying to do to get the best event, when we bend our knee and bow our hearts and continue to pledge our fealty to the Lord Jesus Christ, you are in the victory formation.
You’re God’s Best