In the movie we watched last night, the uber driver carried, among all the others, a man struggling with addiction. He pulled out a small black book and began reciting “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change…” The uber driver respectfully removed His hat at the mention of God.
We are so prone to show ourselves as having it all together. Yet one thing is certain we really can’t change much. But we are so very blessed that we get to partner with God, who can change everything. From our standing to our attitudes to answers to prayer – God is the only one capable of making real changes that last.
Oh beloved, think about it. One of the magnificent benefits of life in Christ is that you get to partner with God! You get to lean on His truth and walk in His faith. You may have had a hard life but Jesus came to redeem that life. You may have lost much financially, but God will take care of you as you rest your future in His hands. Your prayers are so powerful when you partner with God for Him to do what only He can do! Every believer is fully endowed with gifts and fullness and blessings. It’s better than a check in the mailbox. You can go to the bank of life on God’s truth and draw from His bounteous, over the top grace, mercy, blessings and favor.
God wants you to know about the abundant life because these are rough times. The news isn’t telling it all straight, but you and I are indeed living in perilous times. God wants you to know as well that these times don’t negate your standing in faith or what you receive as an inheritance in Christ. Rather, in times like these God shows up in wisdom, power and love even more. And you beloved, aren’t the tail, you are the head. You are seated in heavenly places – whether you are a doctor, lawyer, assembly worker or janitor. God isn’t interested in human titles. He is interested in the heart. And He is bringing hearts closer to Him and that includes you. There’s no need to fear the outcome, for you are absolutely sheltered in the arms of God. Your only concern is that you need wisdom to live for Jesus, walk in God’s precepts and learn how to stand when everyone and everything around you is falling away. And God says as you abide in Him you will live for Him as well. It’s called the victorious life and it’s yours for the embracing!
God loves you and He’s for you. When you’re in the pew at church and when you are washing your car. When you’re reading your Sunday School lesson and when you are frustrated in the store. He wants to give you more than a religious experience, He wants to change your life! Run to Him this morning and thank Him for what He has done, what He is doing and what He will do. And then Live for Jesus as you lean completely on Him for life and godliness today!
John 1:16 For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift.
Romans 5:2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.
Ephesians 2:18 Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us.
Colossians 1:13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son
1 Corinthians 1:30 It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God: our righteousness, holiness, and redemption.