And to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Ephesians 3:19 (KJV)
Being filled with all the fullness of God is to know His love in and through Christ Jesus. This surpasses intellectual knowledge and must be known in the heart. When it sinks into our hearts just how much He loves us, our lives cannot help but overflow with His goodness.
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 the kingdom. And so when we approach our heavenly Father, let us do so with boldness. We can be confident we will see God showing up mightily in our lives.
And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.
Exodus 16:10 (KJV)
Anytime we find ourselves looking toward the wilderness, let us be expectant that the glory of God will appear in the midst of it! Those moments in which we do not see how something might happen in the natural are in actuality the greatest opportunities for God to show up and manifest His power in our lives.
Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
2 Timothy 1:9 (KJV)
Every Believer has a call of God on their lives. Notice that our calling is not according to our works, but according to God’s purpose and grace. This means that, no matter what our past may have looked like or how unqualified we may feel, God has not only called us but graced us to step into His purposes for our lives.
Not that we are fit (qualified and sufficient in ability) of ourselves to form personal judgments or to claim or count anything as coming from us, but our power and ability and sufficiency are from God.
2 Corinthians 3:5 (AMPC)
There is strength and empowerment that comes when we no longer rely on our own sufficiency or ability, but instead put all our trust and confidence in God. We succeed, not because of our efforts or qualifications, but because it is God who has called us and who makes us well able to do what He has called us to do.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Ephesians 3:20 (KJV)
When we walk in faith and trust God working on the inside of us, we may rest assured that He will lead us into the life He has purposed for us to live. God wants to exceed our expectations and do above what we can ask or think.
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Psalm 27:13 (KJV)
Strength and encouragement come when we believe that we will see the goodness of God in our lives. Regardless of circumstances, we can always live in an earnest expectation of good. God’s favor and blessings have been made available—let’s be open to receive!
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
Psalm 68:19 (KJV)
We can expect to be loaded with the benefits of salvation every day. In Christ God’s unmerited favor has been made available to us, and so we can always live in confident expectation that something good is going to happen regardless of any circumstances or conditions. The benefits of salvation include healing, deliverance, peace of mind and heart, and all of our needs being supplied abundantly.