11.04.2009

everything I need



In Christ, I have everything I need.

Some days I just need to hear it.  Most days I just need to live it.

"His [God's] divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who has called us by his own glory and goodness." 2 Peter 1: 3


In Christ, I have everything I need.

Then why do I so often feel as though everything I have has been exhausted?


I looked in my pantry just now after a recent run to the grocery store,  and I have everything I need to make my family a healthy and nutritious meal.  All I have to do is open some containers.  Sounds easy enough, right?  God is showing me that my life is much like that.  I have a "spiritual pantry" so to speak.  Jesus has bought all the groceries and overflowed my pantry with the richest of delicacies straight from Heaven's table.  All I have to do is tap into them.

Yet so often I live on crumbs.  Instead of feasting on the Word of God every day, I attempt to live on yesterday's meal.  I want to make the Word of God more of a priority.  The season of life I'm in right now doesn't allow me to spend hours reading the Word, but I can memorize a scripture to dwell on during the day.  I can let my Father fill me with the knowledge of Him.  I can relish His goodness, I can live on His glory.  I can be confidant of the fact that the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives in me. (Romans 8: 11)

In Christ, I have everything I need.

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wow, Joye...your words spoke to my heart...they are just what I needed to hear. Praise God for giving you the words to share to lift up and encourage another mommy on the same journey. I'm going to memorize the verse you shared today and meditate on it this week. Thank you, dear friend!

Lauren said...

this is so beautiful ... and so true!! I love reading your blog - I am always so encouraged and inspired!! :)

mimi said...

Joye! It's so nice to read your lovely writing again!! You are always so thought provoking.

Hope you are well!

christy rose said...

Amen! This was so true Joye! We have a pantry full of blessings and all we have to do is open them up and enjoy them. Why do we sometimes feel as if opening up our provision takes too much effort on our part?
Loved this analogy!

Mich said...

Beautiful thought...

Kate said...

Awesome analogy! Thanks Joye!

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