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You’ve Got This

Everything you need! Everything? God has given us everything we need?

We each hear those words from a different perspective.

A single working parent might respond, “I need a daycare facility or a nanny.” A businessman may say, “I need that new account.”

The lonely widow responds, “I need a friend who understands.” A teenage girl says, “I need a boyfriend.” Or a guy, “I need a girlfriend.”

The orphan needs a family. The panhandler needs a job. The politician needs a voting block.

But 1 Peter 1:3 is not a blanket promise, a blank check to fill out any way we want.

In fact, it’s not a promise at all.

Promises are prophetic, assuring us of what will be done for us in the future. This is a statement of fact, a declaration of what God has already done.

And what God has already done through His divine power is this: He has enabled us to live godly lives regardless of our circumstances.

Yes, He will provide all your needs (Philippians 4:19). If He hasn’t provided it, you must not need it yet. ( P.S. it’s all your needs, not all your greeds).

But our greatest need is godliness; and when it comes to the ability to love God and live like it, you’ve got this!

You’ve got the Word of God to show you how, and you’ve got the Spirit of God to empower you to do it.

You’ve been given the responsibility of bearing the Name of Christ. You’ve been called to reflect His glory. And now you know you can.

You’ve got this! God has given it to you. Go get ’em, Tiger!

My Refuge

To the Psalmist He was a Refuge, a Fortress, a Shield, a High Rock, and a Shepherd; but even better, He knew God was MY Refuge, MY Fortress, MY Shield, MY Rock, and MY Shepherd.

When a general principle or truth transitions to a personal conviction, it makes a world of difference. It’s wonderful to know that “God so loved the world” (John 3:16), but how much greater to be able to affirm that He “loved ME and gave Himself for ME” (Galatians 2:20).

So many friends are praying for Sandy and me today as she awaits open heart surgery. Those prayers often include a petition for God’s peace and serenity to surround us. I’m grateful that I can truly say your prayers are being answered.

We are not ignorant of the seriousness of our situation. We know the dangers. But we also know the loving care of OUR Father in Heaven and the peace that comes from knowing He is OUR Refuge, Fortress, Shield, Rock, High Tower, Shelter, Shepherd, and Very Present Help.

I hope you can add the first person singular pronoun to every descriptive title the Bible gives to the Creator of the universe. It makes all the difference in the world.

Death and Renewal

Our bodies are dying. Every minute brings us closer to the last one. The recent deaths of friends and family have underscored this indisputable fact of life for us.

We do what we can to take care of our bodies, but we cannot avoid our appointment with death. Our bodies are dying on there own. There is nothing we must do or not do for that to happen.

It’s not so with our spirits. If they are to be “renewed day by day,” we must yield ourselves to the Spirit of God “day by day.” What have you done today to facilitate God’s renewal of your spirit? What should you do right now? Please do it.

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