(You Have Every Thing You Require For Life)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: “After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
The underlined words spoken by God to Abraham in our opening verse reminds me of what He said later to Aaron in Numbers 18:20: “…I am your portion and your inheritance among the children of Israel.” We understand from the Scriptures that the Lord apportioned inheritance to the different tribes of Israel except for the Levites, to whom He said, “I am your inheritance.”
How rich can you get when the Lord is your inheritance? How glorious would your life be? Psalm 24:1 says, “The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein.” Since this is true, then the earth and everything in it belong to you because you’re His heir. Paul understood this and said, “…all things are yours” (1 Corinthians 3:21).
Now you can understand why your prayer times shouldn’t be spent asking God for things for yourself. What do you want to ask of one who’s already given you everything, including Himself? You have Christ, and Christ is everything. This truth should change your mentality and life forever. Is it strength you require? The Bible says He’s your strength! Therefore, testify like the Psalmist, “…The LORD is the strength of my life…” (Psalm 27:1).
Is it wisdom you think you need? The Bible says Christ is your wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:30). You’ve been granted all that you require for life and godliness; you’ve been launched into a life of glory, excellence and superabundance. No wonder the Psalmist exclaimed, “The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good inheritance” (Psalm 16:6). All things are yours!
Go Deeper: Psalm 23:1 GNB; Ephesians 1:2-3; 2 Peter 1:3-4
Speak: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed me with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. I’ve been granted all that I require for life and godliness, and I bless my world with the unsearchable riches of Christ and His Gospel that I bear, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading ONE YEAR Matthew 13:24-43, Genesis 44-45
TWO YEAR Acts 10:21-33, Job 9-10
Act: Study and meditate on Psalm 27:1 and 1 Corinthians 1:30.