But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not form us. 2 Corinthians 4:7
Maybe I’m the only one but it’s been known to happen upon entering a store with my children that they forget they already own about every toy under the sun, or at least every toy they “need”. “Mom, look at this SUPER cute stuffed tiger!” Now I admit it is very cute and the way they snuggle it makes it look like it truly does need to come home with us. That’s before a little logic brings me back to the fact we probably have NINE-HUNDRED SUPER cute stuffed somethings already at home!! This reminds me of how guilty I am of the same thing only concerning the gifts of God.
Ephesians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who HAS blessED us .. with EVERY spiritual blessing in Christ. (emphasis mine) We ALREADY have everything we need… we HAVE this treasure inside us in Jesus!!
“I need strength God!” He says Phil. 4:13 you already have it in Me.
“I need love God!” He says Rom. 5:5 you already have it in Me.
“I need compassion and mercy God!” He says James 5:5 you already have it in Me.
“I need wisdom God!” He says James 3:17 you already have it in Me.
“I need bravery God!” He says Psalm 23:4 you already have it in Me.
You already have EVERY spiritual blessing but the enemy works overtime to make you doubt your God, make Him look small and far away. DO NOT FALL TO HIS LIES. Know the Spirit of glory rests on you!(1 Peter 4:14) Lets start ACTING on what we KNOW God has already given us and let the feelings follow while experiencing His faithfulness like never before. Walk by faith and not by sight (2 Cor. 5:7).
Jesus help me to trust You, the great I AM, for all that You are in me and start USING what I already have.
Independent Read: Ephesians 1:18-23