“You have everything you need to be everything God desires. Divine resources have been deposited in you. Need more patience? It’s yours. Need more joy? Ask for it. Running low on wisdom? God has plenty. Put in your order.”- Max Lucado
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”- 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NLT)
In Chapter 4 (“An Heir of God”) of Unshakable Hope, Max Lucado relates the story of sixty-year-old Timothy Henry Gray. On December 27,2012, Gray’s body was found under a Wyoming underpass. A homeless cowboy, Timothy died of hypothermia. However, despite his run of bad breaks and bad luck, Gray stood to inherit around $19 million. But, even though he likely knew his family history, the heir to a fortune died a pauper.
As a result, Pastor Lucado notes, it would occur to him to investigate a potential inheritance. Also, leave no stone unturned. Yet, Max ponders, do we make it our aim to access our inheritance with God? Romans 8:17 reminds us that “we are heirs — heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ.”
Therefore, we’ll never exhaust the resources of our affluent God. Consequently, Pastor Lucado describes our God as “wealthy in love, abundant in hope, overflowing in wisdom.”
Furthermore, People of the Promise believe in God’s abundant, supernatural resources. And we most surely need them. For we’re prone to depletions – out of solutions or given to a pessimistic spirit.
Thus, when we focus on our own resources, we fail to:
- think about God
- consult God
- turn to God
- talk about God
- access God’s strength, wisdom, and power
Hence, for such moments God gives us the promise that we’re heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ. Most noteworthy, in the light of this promise, the cronies of doom, gloom, and dejection are speechless.
Today’s question: What divine resources do you need for your present situation? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Approach God’s throne as a child”