Just Get You Some

1692-coins-money-designIt’s free but it’s not automatic. You’ve actually got to receive it. Not passively want to receive it, but actually claim it. If it’s not something you appropriate, it sits there available yet illusory. The four things we are challenged with (https://scottprickett.wordpress.com/?p=2846&preview=true) can be resolved, but not by simply wishing it were so.

There are promises that are bought and paid for but all too often we respond with one of several inappropriate choices:

  • Name and Claim: declaring with increasing volume the promises that we want to manifest as treasures
  • Work Real Hard: striving to work the field longer and harder than we did yesterday so maybe the payoff will be bigger
  • Wait on Death: believing that everything will be ours once we cross the river Jordan

Everything that Jesus has bought and paid for is available through Him. We can have the whole shooting match; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and self-control. We can be victorious and reign in the way that Adam was originally intended. The redemption of the curse is waiting to be claimed and the blessings are abundant.

It’s all in His grace. The grace of Jesus holds the entirety of His promises for us. It’s all in Him and we don’t need to know the secret combination to unlock the vault. We only have to enter via grace.

Romans 5:17 says that we can reign in life by receiving the abundance of grace and free gift of righteousness. The word “receiving” there is not passive: it’s an active appropriation. It’s staking a claim. It’s saying “yes.” Then it’s nothing else.

No striving, no whining, no worrying, no wishing, no coveting, no comparing, no waffling. Just “yes” to His grace and allowing Him to be Him for His sake and purposes. It’s giving up and trusting.

We borrow most of our trouble for our imaginations of tomorrow. That won’t work. We create most of our anxiety from focusing on our lack. Not going to work, either. Joy will not reside with worry.

You can’t love good enough, raise them right enough, work hard enough or follow the rules closely enough to exceed the timing and abundance of His grace. That’s good news.

That abundance is abundance that never ends. It’s better than the limits of our imagination. It is not limited by our finite little imaginations. It’s deep and rich and eternal and right now. Just get you some. Just say yes.

One thought on “Just Get You Some

  1. Not “receiving what is given” or “asking for in faith for what is promised” results in us becoming “ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” and “nearsighted and blind”.
    There is a step we must take beyond hearing and studying the things he has given and promised to us. We must receive them into our lives. Otherwise we become full of the knowledge of Christ, but there is no effective change in us and no evidence of Christ in our lives.

    2 Peter 1:3-9 New International Version

    3 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. 4 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.

    5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

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