One of the biggest changes in our thinking that we are called to make under the covenant of grace is to realize and accept by faith that everything concerning our life and godliness has already been taken care of. God has already made provision for every need that we may ever have. In other words, anytime that a situation or a need arises, the solution has already been made available. It does not matter what the issue is—it could be lack, it could be sickness, an addiction, depression, or any other type of bondage, the solution has already been provided.
In order for us to lay hold of this solution, we are required to shift our focus. We must shift our focus away from the issue at hand, and towards the solution. And the solution is a Person—His name is Jesus.
Jesus is the solution to every issue and every challenge we may ever face. He has told us, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35) How marvelous it is to realize that God in His infinite grace and mercy has not only taken care of our eternity, He has also made provision for every need we may ever have during our life right here on earth!
Yet allow me to emphasize this again—in order for us to lay hold of this grace, we must shift our focus. Our focus must be on Jesus. We are called to look to Him with a receptivity and a willingless to receive what He has already made available.
Consider these precious words: “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.” (John 15:4) And then, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” (John 15:7) To abide in Him means to abide in His Word. It means to meditate in His Word, to consider it, ponder it, mull it over in our minds.
Our focus is determined by what we are predominantly thinking about. And so today I would like to encourage you to be thinking about His Word. Consider His Word and what it has to say about you. Consider that “all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” (2 Corinthians 1:20) Every single promise in the Word of God has been made available to you through Christ Jesus!
As you allow this to sink into your heart, shift your thinking from, “I am waiting for God to act on His promises,” to, ”It is already done, it is already finished!” Then look to the One who loves you with an everlasting love, and be open and receptive for His goodness and His glory to show up in your life.
Father, I thank You that everything I need has already been provided through the finished works of Jesus. Lord, today I rest in Your finished works. I rest in Your Word, and I receive the promises of Your Word by faith. I believe I am now receiving everything Your grace has already made available, and that Your goodness and Your glory are manifesting in my life in ways that are beyond what I can ask or think. In Jesus’ name, amen.
2 Peter 1:3; John 6:35; John 15:4; John 15:7; 2 Corinthians 1:20; Ephesians 1:3; Ephesians 3:20