According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
2 Peter 1:3 (KJV)
Jesus, through His finished works, has already made available to us everything we will ever need—all things pertaining to life and godliness. And so anytime a difficulty or a challenge arises, let us declare boldly that Jesus has already taken care of it. One of the highest ways we can exercise our faith is to believe that because we are in Christ, no matter what it looks like in the natural, it shall always be well with us.
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Proverbs 4:18 (KJV)
We can always have a confident expectation of good. As we receive the favor of God that is in Christ Jesus, we may be sure that—no matter whether we find ourselves in the valley or on the mountaintop—something good is coming out way. Let us take hold of this promise and rejoice in how good our God is!
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Hebrews 9:14 (KJV)
Anything we do in an effort to try and get right with God through our own performance is called dead works. Putting our faith in Jesus and the sufficiency of His finished work delivers us from this bondage, and it sets us free to serve God out of a pure heart. Now we are not working to try and become righteous; we receive by faith that we are already the righteousness of God in Christ, and our right living flows out of our right believing.
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!
Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
Proverbs 23:12 (KJV)
We apply our heart to the instruction of God’s Word by speaking it over our lives, and by making it a part of our everyday conversation. Whatever we hear repeatedly—even as we hear ourselves saying it—will become rooted in our hearts. When we consistently live by the knowledge found in the Word of God, good success and prosperity in every area become inevitable.
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!
For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
Romans 5:17 (KJV)
Righteousness is a gift we receive, not a reward we work for. When we receive this unspeakable gift through our faith in the finished works of Jesus, we enter into the abundance of God’s grace—His unmerited favor. His grace being abundant means it is sufficient to wipe out all of our past mistakes, and to supply us with everything that is needed in order for us to live a successful and overcoming life.
And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.
Exodus 16:10 (KJV)
Anytime we find ourselves looking toward the wilderness—facing situations and circumstances to which we do not know the answer—let us be expectant that the glory of God will appear in the midst of it! Those moments where it seems like there’s no solution in the natural are in actuality the greatest opportunities for God to show up and manifest His power in our lives.
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!