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Rich in Every Way

I was thinking of all the bad news on TV, communicated by people at work.

I felt a strong sense of earthly despair, but then thought, "wait, it’s just one perspective they’re presenting on current affairs. These reporters are just doing their job!"

And I ached for more of God’s working view on world events, asking Him to "grow my sense of being seated in heavenly places." (Ephesians 2:6)

Then I realised, as a heavenly hope returned, that He was already doing that and thanked Him for it. And I told myself, "don’t ask for something when God is already at work doing it."

You see, thanking Him from a place of ‘knowing’ (or faith) is superior to asking from a place of ‘need’. For if we keep asking for what we already have, we are choosing poverty.

It’s like asking for food when the table in front of us already displays a delicious meal ready for us to eat.

Thanking God for the truth of being rich is the road to receiving the ‘abundant life’ that Christ has won for us all.

Whilst asking in poverty is giving the enemy a foothold to ‘kill, steal and destroy.’ (John 10:10, Ephesians 4:27)

Let’s not do that!

Instead, join me today in thanking God that we are rich in every way in Christ and join St Paul by declaring His heavenly revelation,

"I am convinced that my God will fully satisfy every need [I] have, for I have seen the abundant riches of glory revealed to me through Jesus Christ."
(Philippians 4:19)

And let’s keep thanking Him every day, at home and work, then receive the good news from heaven that is our truth and hope, today and every day.

"Everything that anyone needs is to be found in Christ."
('In Whose Image?' Page 81)


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