Devotional,  Inspiration

You Lack Nothing

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. (2 Peter 1:3).

I know it is hard to believe that we have everything we need when our circumstances and reality says something different, but despite what I may identify as lacking in my life, I still maintain the position of believing God, and I encourage you to do the same. There are many perceptions that we have that needs to be corrected. We inherited a lot of the mindset that we perpetuate to our own detriment. For example, we tend to focus externally for happiness and fulfillment, and not internally. We also have a tendency to focus on that one thing that doesn’t go our way, and forget about the ninety-nine that does. I like how the Jewish community thinks in this regard. If you are sick, be grateful and remember the times you were well. If you are broke, be grateful and remember the times you were not. It takes practice, but unless we shift our mentality to see life from God’s perspective, even though He has deposited everything we need inside us, we may never experience the fullness of this truth.

Jesus was fully man, yet fully divine. He did a work that not many Christians have applied to their lives or accepted. He did a complete work in restoring us to our former glory. If we can understand that, then we know that all that belongs to Him also belongs to us. We were dead before God came to Earth. He gave His life to restore life back to us. Our only life is in Christ, for He is in us and we are in Him. There is no life outside of Christ regardless of what we think or feel. His divine power has given us everything we need for life. I believe with all my heart that gratitude and worship are the spiritual technologies that will unlock what God has placed within so that it can become our reality. The process of Christianity is to mature believers so they can be manifested on earth as sons of God. It is a process, and it can take time, faith and practice. There is a global epidemic of immature sons on the earth who consistently cry to the Father to come and do everything Himself when He has empowered and equipped us to address the chaos in this world. We have everything we need. We just need to grow up.

Father, thank You that I am called, anointed and appointed as a son. I may be a baby now in how I act and speak and my limited knowledge of Your kingdom, but I choose today to allow myself to be taught by Your Holy Spirit, and any other tutor You may assign to me, in Jesus Name.

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