YOU ALREADY GOT IT!
YOU ALREADY GOT IT! - Thursday, May 31
(Don’t Ask God For Things)
TO THE BIBLE 1 Corinthians 3:21-22
“Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours: whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come—all are yours”
Prayer isn’t for us to get God to do something for us. In fact, did you know your heavenly Father doesn’t want you asking for things? Someone who finds this surprising could be wondering, “But Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given to you”” (Matthew 7:7, Luke 11:9). Yes, He did say that, but that was before the emergence of the new creation. “Ask, and it will be given to you” was His teaching on faith and confidence in the Lord before His vicarious death, burial, resurrection and subsequent ascension to the Father to inherit all things in our behalf. Now, He’s made us joint-heirs with Him (Romans 8:17).
The Bible says, “…His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness…” (2 Peter 1:3). Having discovered these truths, what would you really want to ask God for? Use the power and privilege of prayer for higher purposes, like fellowship with the Father. You own the world, and all things are yours (1 Corinthians 3:21), because you’re the seed of Abraham. God already knew everything you’d ever need, and before you came on the scene, He made them available to you. He’s blessed you with all things already.
There’s nothing today you’ll like to have that you don’t already have. “Yes, Pastor Chris, I know the Bible says all things are mine, but the reason I’m not enjoying them is because I really don’t have faith.” No; you do have faith if you’re born again. You only need to act on the Word. The same measure of faith was given to every one of us when we received the Gospel of Christ (Romans 12:3 KJV). Moreover, that measure of faith you received at the New Birth is enough to move mountains (Matthew 17:20). Use what you have. Exercise your faith.
Philippians 4:19; Matthew 6:7-8
Dear Father, I thank you for supplying everything I need to live triumphantly for your glory and fulfil my destiny in you! I refuse to fret or struggle for anything, for you’ve brought me into the place of rest and superabundance, where all my needs are met, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
John 15:18-16:1-16, 1 Chronicles 5-6
Mark 14:22-31, Numbers 34
Declare that you have all that you desire, according to 1 Corinthians 3:21-22.