Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 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. (Ephesians 1:2-3)
So many people spend their entire lives trying to acquire and stack up the tangible blessings this life on earth has to offer. But as believers and followers of Jesus, we must understand that the greatest blessings in life are not material, because one day either you will lose them, or you will leave them. The greatest blessings in life are spiritual and we have already been blessed with every spiritual blessing that can be found in Jesus.
In other words, you don’t need what you already have, and in Jesus you already have all that you need. You have all the love that you need. You have all the joy that you need. You have all of the peace that you need. You have all the goodness that you need.
We think our problem is we don’t have what we need. But the real problem is we don’t realize that we have it and we can get it anytime we want it. Too often, we ask for something that we already have. We don’t need as much as we think we need, because whatever we need, we already have. Once you realize what you have in Jesus, you will quit asking for God’s blessings and you will start accepting and applying God’s blessings.
How many times have you ever asked God for more patience? You already have all the patience you need. He has given it to you. How many times have you asked God for peace in your heart? You already have peace; He has given it to you. Whatever you need, trust that in Jesus, it is yours.
Dear Father, thank you for each spiritual blessing you have given to me. I pray that you would help me not to get distracted by material things, but instead to pursue only what has eternal significance. In Jesus’ name, amen.