Placing Our Faith In What Jesus Has Already Done (2 Peter 1:3)

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

2 Peter 1:3 (KJV)

The moment we gave our lives to Jesus, we have been given all things that pertain unto life and godliness. This means that anything and everything we could ever need during our life right here on earth, God has already made it available by His grace. We are being called to glory and virtue as we place all our faith, trust and reliance in the finished works of Jesus. When our faith is purely in what Jesus has already done for us, we will see the fruits of our salvation showing up as peace, wholeness, success and fulfillment in our day to day life.

Casting Our Care Upon The Lord (1 Peter 5:6-7)

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

1 Peter 5:6-7 (KJV)

Casting our care upon the Lord is an act of great humility. Humbling ourselves under His mighty hand means that we surrender even the smallest details of our life to the One who cares for us. Today, dare to cast all your cares, worries and concerns upon Him, and rest in His grace. It is from this place of resting in Him that the mighty hand of God will lead us, comfort us, deliver us, strengthen us, and ultimately, exalt us. 

Grace And Humility (James 4:6)

And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

James 4:6 (NLT)

To truly receive the grace of God in Christ Jesus is an act of humility. We humble ourselves by removing ourselves from the center of our lives and making Jesus the center of our lives on a day by day and moment by moment basis. We look not to what we can do, have done, or have failed to do, but only to what Jesus has done. Self-effort always springs out of pride, whereas grace flows out of this total surrendering of our lives to the Lord Jesus. Today, let us look unto Jesus, relying upon His goodness and His mercy to transform us from the inside out.

Grace Builds Us Up (Acts 20:32)

And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

Acts 20:32 (KJV)

Grace will always build us up, whereas religion tends to pull people down. While religion is all about what we must do in order to earn favor with God, grace is all about what Jesus has already done for us. Each day our practice therefore must be to remind ourselves, to confess, and to thank God that He has already made available anything we could ever need. As we remember our identity in Christ—that we have been made righteous and every whit whole in Him—we open ourselves to receiving the inheritance grace has already provided.

God Rewards Those Who Seek Him (Hebrews 11:6)

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)

We can put our faith in many things, yet the kind of faith that God is looking for, is total and complete trust, reliance and dependence upon Him. To diligently seek Jesus is to fellowship with Him daily, to be in His Word, and to have a sincere desire to live in the world as men and women after God’s own heart. We may rest assured that as we seek Him in this way, God will richly reward us with an even greater fulfillment in Him, and with the added things coming to us as well.

Blessed With All Spiritual Blessings (Ephesians 1:3)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

Ephesians 1:3 (KJV)

In Christ we have already been blessed with all spiritual blessings. This means that in our born again spirit we have already been given everything we will ever need. The key to seeing what is true of us spiritually being made manifest in the natural is to take posession of this good news by faith. When we claim in faith that God in His great love and by His grace has already provided anything we need, we are making way for seeing more of what is true about us in Him showing up as blessings, wisdom and favor in our day to day life.

God Completes What He Started (Philippians 1:6)

Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:6 (NKJV)

Whatever good work God has started in us, He will bring it to completion. And whatever dreams and promises God has placed in our heart, He will fulfill these as we remain faithful in following His will for our life. God’s primary will for us is that we continuously grow and mature in our walk with Him. And as we simply and humbly seek His grace every day to help us do so, we may be assured in our hearts that we will find favor, blessings and breakthroughs lined up along the journey.

Grace And Humility (James 4:6)

And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

James 4:6 (NLT)

To receive the grace of God in Christ Jesus, we humble ourselves by removing ourselves from the center of our lives and making Jesus the center of our lives. Self-effort always springs out of pride, whereas grace flows out of this act of humility of totally surrendering our lives to the Lord Jesus. Today, let us humbly look unto Jesus, relying upon His goodness and His mercy to transform us from the inside out.

God Rewards Those Who Seek Him (Hebrews 11:6)

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)

We can put our faith in many things, yet the kind of faith that God is looking for, is total and complete trust, reliance and dependence upon Him. To diligently seek Jesus is to fellowship with Him daily, to be in His Word, and to have a sincere desire to live in the world as men and women after God’s own heart. We may rest assured that as we seek Him in this way, God will richly reward us with an even greater fulfillment in Him, and with the added things coming to us as well.

Partakers Of Christ (Hebrews 3:14)

For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end;

Hebrews 3:14 (KJV)

We are made partakers of Christ by seeing the glory of God made manifest in and through our lives. God is wanting to shower us with His goodness. The key to seeing this come to pass is to hold on to the same faith that has gotten us saved in the first place; in other words, we believe with our hearts and confess with our mouths that we are now living in the victory that Jesus has won for us. And so today, let us be steadfast in our confidence of seeing God’s goodness and favor in our lives.