If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
John 15:7 (KJV)
Abiding in Jesus and letting His Word abide in us sets us up for victory and good success. Our heavenly Father is not withholding anything from us, and our part is to let His Word abide in our hearts. Having the Word rooted in our hearts makes us receptive and available for the favor of God to manifest in our lives!
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Romans 6:14 (KJV)
The purpose of the law of Moses was to bring people to an end of themselves. The law was given to recognize our need for a Savior. Grace, on the other hand, liberates us from all guilt and condemnation, thereby enabling us to live right. Grace transforms us from the inside out, teaching us to live godly and victorious lives. And grace is not a curriculum or a doctrine; grace is a Person, His name is Jesus.
Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
John 14:17 (KJV)
The Holy Spirit is the spirit of truth. He makes the truths of the Word of God real to us, He confirms the reality of the Word to our heart. We are called to live in complete dependence upon the Holy Spirit as He enables us and equips us to do what we cannot do in our own strength. Let’s fellowship and commune with Him daily, and draw on His strength, wisdom and ability as He works on the inside of us.
For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.
2 Corinthians 1:20 (NKJV)
We are vessels through which the glory of God is to show up in this earth. The promises of God have been made available to us in Christ, and as they manifest in and through our lives God is glorified. And so let us be assured that our heavenly Father delights Himself in showing forth His goodness in the lives of His children, and let us walk in an attitude of praise, gratitude and expectancy!
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Psalm 100:4 (KJV)
We are called to practice thanksgiving as a way of life. When we realize that there is always something to thank God for, we will naturally find ourselves giving Him the praise that is due to His name. Even in the midst of a challenge or a difficult time, we can thank God that He has already provided for us the way out. Friend, when we know our God and His goodness, we really cannot help but be thankful. And so let us rejoice today that there is enormous power in always having a thankful heart!
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:8 (NKJV)
It is the will of God for us to have all sufficiency in all things. This includes but is not limited to finances. When we know that our heavenly Father wants us to prosper in every area of our life, we are free to give and share knowing that it shall always be given back to us. The more we see ourselves as vessels through which God can bless others, the more of the blessing we tend to see in our own lives.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Galatians 6:9 (KJV)
We are not fainting when we remain persistent in doing the right thing, even if it seems like nothing is happening. We maintain our confession of God’s Word, we believe that the finished works of Jesus Christ have already made available to us what we need, and we keep looking for opportunities to be a blessing. We may be certain that before long we will see the breakthroughs we have been looking for!
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
Hebrews 10:23 (KJV)
To “profess” can also be translated to “confess.” We are to keep confessing our faith in the promises of God, our hearts assured by the fact that He who made the promise is faithful. So let our words be filled with faith, and let us declare boldly what God has said about us. He has called us to live victorious in every area of life!
God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:9 (KJV)
Jesus through His finished works has already provided everything we will ever need. Our greatest breakthroughs come when we rest from struggling and striving, and instead fellowship with Jesus, enjoying His presence, praising Him for what He has already done. We will bear witness of His faithfulness in our lives.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)
Doing things in our own strength, relying merely upon what we can accomplish in our own ability, will sooner or later wear us out. Yet when we learn to live lives of total and complete dependence on God, we will find ourselves drawing upon His strength and His ability. We will be equipped and empowered to thrive and succeed in all we are called to do.