I praise you that as I awoke, you were there, Lord Jesus: my Shepherd, my elder Brother, my King.
I praise you that this day I shall not want, for you in your wisdom, your riches, your power have already provided all that I need and much more.
As it says in 2 Peter 1:3,4 “His divine power HAS GIVEN US everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” We just need to learn to take it up and use it, such as learning to be filled with the Spirit, to put on the armor of God, to lift our souls to God, to meditate on His Word and to flee temptation.
In addition, through his glory and goodness Jesus “has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE DIVINE NATURE and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”
Wow! We are able to participate in His divine nature! What a gift, to have the Holy Spirit indwell us, as He did David, Isaiah and Daniel. We are truly different from all other creatures and peoples because, as His born again children, His divine nature dwells in us!
Help us, Lord Jesus, to live today in the reality of your provision and personal indwelling. Help us to take up and use all that you have given so we can live godly lives, bringing you honor and shining light and hope to all those around us.