Even when we work for what we have, it ultimately all comes from God (1 Corinthians 4:7). He provides our job, health, and mental and emotional capacity to work for it; therefore, it all belongs to Him (Psalm 84:11).
God sends His blessings on thousands of generations of those who love Him (Exodus 20:5-6). It grieves God when we use His gifts for our own glory and motives (Proverbs 10:3); therefore, He prunes His children of negative fruit, so that we can bear even more fruit for Him (Romans 8:28-29, 32).
When our motivation in life is service to our King Jesus, we do not care about accolades from people, or the size of our bank account (Matthew 6:33). We trust God for each moment of our life, and He delights in blessing us (Ephesians 2:10; Philippians 4:19; Hebrews 11:6).
No one’s criticism diminishes our standing with God or our self, and no praise inflates our ego. We thank people for their encouraging praise and give the glory to God. We depend on God for everything, because apart from Him we can do nothing lasting (2 Corinthians 12:9).
We refuse to entertain anxiety over things pertaining to this world, remembering that, “God’s got this!” (Matthew 6:25-34). We can ask for what we need to accomplish His will for our life, and He provides it (2 Corinthians 9:8; Psalm 107:9).
God is able to do more for us than we could ever imagine, because His power is working in His Saints throughout every generation (Ephesians 3:20). He is our God, our rock of refuge, our shield of salvation, our fortress, our stronghold and our deliverer (Psalm 18:2).
Father God, You give us everything that we need to sustain us, as we serve You during our lifetime, and we lack no good thing (Psalm 14:10; Matthew 21:22). We did not choose You, but You chose us, and appointed us to bear fruit for Your Kingdom (John 15:6). Remind us to tithe into Your storehouse from our first fruits.
Then, You can open the windows of Heaven for us (Malachi 3:10). We knock and You miraculously open doors for us; we diligently seek, and we always find the answers that we need (Matthew 7:7-8). If we abide in You, and Your words abide in us, we can look to You to supply all of our needs (John 14:13-14, 26; 15:7).
Thought for the Day:
God gives us food in due season, satisfies our desires, and strengthens our inner being with His power through His Spirit, so that we can experience true intimacy with His Son who dwells in our heart through faith.
– Ephesians 3:16-17; 1 John 3:22; Psalm 145:15-16