I praise you, Lord Jesus, that as I awoke this morning, you were there–my God, my Shepherd, my elder Brother, my King. I praise you that this day I shall not lack anything I need, for you in your wisdom, your riches and your power have already provided all that is necessary and much more.
As it says in 2 Peter 1:3,4 “[Your] divine power HAS GIVEN us EVERYTHING we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of [you] who called us by [your] own glory and goodness.”
We just need to learn to take up your provision and use it—to get to know you more and more, to be filled with your Spirit, to put on the whole armor of God daily, to lift our souls to the Father and off-load our junk stress, to meditate on your Word and to flee temptation, taking refuge in you.
Because you have given us all we need for life and godliness, we don’t need to pray for patience, you have already given it to us! (There is nowhere in Scripture where we are told to pray for patience). We just have to pray, “Lord, I lay down my poor puny patience, and take up your great and glorious Patience, remembering that my times are in your hands, and you will move things along at the right pace as I trust in you.”
As it says in Ephesians 1, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us with ALL spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” There is much more to com!
Help us, Lord, to live in the reality of your always present goodness and abundant provision, focusing not on what we don’t have but on the great gifts you have provided.