Terry Casales - November 11th, 2021
“Cantar victoria” (sing the song of victory) is an idiomatic term in Spanish which is equivalent to the expression “to count your chickens before they hatch.” As believers in Christ, we are called to have a heart of expectation to see good things and victory manifest in our lives. It is this posture that stirs up the perfect faith of God in a believer. It is using your God-given imagination in expectation that you will see what you have been contending for come to pass. To “count your chickens before they hatch” is getting your heart into alignment with God’s dreams and will for your life. It is the heart of expectation of God’s goodness and of His love, no matter how things look or how long you have waited. It is trusting in the One who is faithful to fulfill what He promised 100% because He is God and He is able and willing to do it. It is believing God is who He says He is and that He will do what He said that He will do.
God wants us to stand on His promises — to declare victory and count them before they hatch — this is what it is to fight the good fight of faith. It is no different from a pregnant mother dreaming about what her baby is going to look like, preparing the baby’s room and buying everything that the baby will need in expectation of her baby’s birth. It is imagining the beautiful plans and destiny that God has for her baby. It is a heart of pregnant expectation. When you have received a promise from God, He desires for you to be intentional in expecting it to come to pass because of who He is and because of who you are in Jesus.
Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? - Matthew 7:9 - NKJV
My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him. - Psalm 62:5 - NKJV
It is no different from the farmer who plants many seeds and diligently waters them expecting to see a great harvest at the right time, knowing that if He did it for another farmer, He will do it for him. It is proactively thanking God in the process as you step out and do your part, preparing and believing, even when you do not see results right away. It is understanding God’s time and seasons, knowing that at some point the harvest will happen, if we are diligently seeking Him with our whole heart.
Singing the songs of victory is a declaration before God that you believe that He is good and that He is for you. It is knowing that you know that you know that God is on your side. It is understanding that the war has already been won and there you are standing tall on the top of that mountain that seemed so insurmountable and so impossible to overcome.
Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory. - Psalm 98:1 - NKJV
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope. My soul waits for the Lord More than those who watch for the morning—Yes, more than those who watch for the morning. O Israel, hope in the Lord; For with the Lord there is mercy, And with Him is abundant redemption. - Psalm 130:5-7 - NKJV
The eyes of the Lord are upon even the weakest worshipers who love him— those who wait in hope and expectation for the strong, steady love of God. - Psalm 33:18 - TPT
We look away from the natural realm and we focus our attention and expectation onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection. His example is this: Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be his, he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God! - Hebrews 12:2 - TPT
The joyful songs I now sing will be sung again in the hearts and homes of all your devoted lovers. My loud shouts of victory will echo throughout the land. For Yahweh’s right hand conquers valiantly! - Psalm 118:15 - TPT
O God, my saving God, deliver me fully from every sin, even the sin that brought bloodguilt. Then my heart will once again be thrilled to sing the passionate songs of joy and deliverance! - Psalm 51:14 - TPT
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! - Philippians 4:4 - NKJV
I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. - Psalm 9:2 - NKJV