On the other end of the phone was my dear friend. I could tell from the first hello, that she was in a difficult place. “Can I come over?” she somehow managed to inquire between the sobs.
When she arrived we sat and talked. Well, she talked; I listened. I felt so inept. I had no words of wisdom to offer. No words to comfort. No action steps to suggest. Her situation was far beyond my expertise,” So I sat, listening to my friend but at the same time listening to the Holy Spirit. And when she had finished, the Holy Spirit began to speak through me. He gave me words of wisdom, words of comfort, words of healing. He supplied all I needed in that moment.
Paul, wrongfully imprisoned, sat in his jail cell, amidst the stench, the darkness, the dire conditions and wrote, “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 NKJV) Such a declaration of faith. Such a trust – not in his own abilities, or the situations that surrounded him – but a simple trust in the faithfulness of God. Paul understood what I was to learn that faithful night, “I am blessed with every spiritual blessing.”
We are met daily with so many needs – our personal needs, the needs of others, but with every need, we must remember God has provided abundantly, not according to our abilities, our resources, our wisdom but according to His riches.
In the midst of chaos, he provides peace; in the midst of confusion, he provides wisdom; when there is lack, he provides resources. Every need is found in Him. We have been blessed with every spiritual blessing.
Today, lay hold of that promise. You have been given every spiritual gift necessary to eradicate the works of the enemy, advance the kingdom of God and to impact your world. Despite what you may see with your natural eyes, smell with your natural nose, or hear with your natural ears, stand confident like Paul and declare: “My God shall supply all of my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. I have everything I need to face this day.”
>Week 3 Memory Verses
Focus: I Am Blessed with Every Spiritual Blessing
(Unless otherwise noted, all scripture are NIV)
DAY 1 MEMORIZE: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.” (Ephesians 1:3-4)
WEEK 3, DAY 2 MEMORIZE: “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)
WEEK 3, DAY 3 MEMORIZE: “The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.” (Psalm 34:10)”
WEEK 3, DAY 4 MEMORIZE: “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” (II Peter 1:3-4)
WEEK 3, DAY 5 MEMORIZE: “For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge—God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.” (I Corinthians 1:5-7)
I am blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3)
Remember to daily use MAP MEMORIZE – ACTUALIZE – PERSONALIZE
Memorize it – meditate on the scripture, quietly repeating it over and over again throughout your day until you can declare it without reading it.
Actualize it – make the scripture real to you. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you a fresh revelation of its meaning; how can you apply this to your daily life? Then journal what you feel the Holy Spirit is speaking.
Personalize it – Rewrite the scripture using personal pronouns such as “me” or “I”. For instance: “I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus” Remind yourself that the scripture applies to you personally.