As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
1 Peter 2:2-3 (KJV)
The Word of God is the spiritual food for our born again spirit. Just as we require physical food in order to be physically strengthened, so too our recreated spirit requires spiritual food in order to become strong within us. And so let us be fed and nourished by His Word daily, tasting of the joy and the fullness of life that is in Him.
But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
Isaiah 43:1 (KJV)
God has redeemed us, and He calls each of us His own. As Believers we are now called to walk boldly as who God says we are in Christ: blessed, prosperous and victorious children of the Most High God! When things come against us, let us remember that the victory has already been won, and as a result we can be expectant for God to move in our lives in powerful ways.
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
Romans 8:37 (KJV)
Receiving the unconditional love of God in Christ Jesus makes us more than conquerors no matter what may be coming against us. It is never our self-effort or performance, but receiving His love and mercy that sets us up for success and victory in every arena of life.
For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 4:15 (NKJV)
Grace causes us to be thankful because grace is the revelation that everything we need has already been made available. As we walk in this by faith, one day and one moment at a time, our gratitude gives glory to God. And God’s glory always shows itself in and through the lives of His people as the very manifestations of His grace, His favor and His goodness.
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
John 8:31 (KJV)
A disciple is a learner. It is someone who is committed to growing in their walk with the Lord by continuing in His Word. Breakthroughs happen as we keep God’s Word in our hearts and purpose to become more fully who He has created us to be. When we live as disciples, we position ourselves for receiving the fullness of what Jesus has already made available to us.
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.
I’ll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands.
Ezekiel 36:27 (MSG)
This is the power of grace at work in us, and it takes the pressure off of our shoulders. We trust and depend on God’s Spirit working in us through His Word, transforming us, giving us the faith we need, and empowering us to become all He has created us to be.
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Luke 12:32 (KJV)
God is not reluctant when it comes to supplying our needs. In fact, it is His good pleasure to give us His kingdom. And so when we approach our heavenly Father, let us do so with boldness and confidence. Rather than being fearful, let us rejoice in faith; we may be certain that we will see God showing up mightily in our lives.