Day 22 - God Has Given You All You Need

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 1:3

When 
life 
gets 
chaotic, 
we 
are 
prone 
to 
daydream: 
“If 
only 
I 
could 
stop 
 the 
clock 
for 
two 
weeks, 
I 
could 
catch 
up.” 
“If 
only 
I 
could 
win 
a 
million 
 bucks, 
my 
life 
would 
be 
simplified.” 
“If 
only 
I 
...”

If 
only. 
If 
only.

In 
stressful 
times, 
whether 
self-induced 
or 
externally 
imposed, 
we 
 are 
quick 
to 
look 
for 
relief 
through 
physical 
or 
material 
means. 
This 
is 
 unfortunate 
since 
what 
we 
really 
need 
most 
in 
hard 
times 
are 
immaterial 
 realities 
like 
peace, 
patience, 
joy, 
endurance, 
inner 
strength, 
faithfulness 
 and 
humility.

The good news is that all those priceless qualities are available to us now—in 
limitless 
quantities. 
The 
lesson? 
We 
are 
to 
stop 
wishing 
for 
 superficial 
things 
that 
don’t 
really 
help 
and 
start 
taking 
advantage 
of 
the 
 spiritual 
blessings 
that 
can 
and 
will 
make 
a 
real 
difference 
in 
our 
lives.

God’s Promise to Me
•I 
am 
the 
God 
who 
blesses.
•I 
have 
already 
prospered 
you 
with 
every 
spiritual 
blessing 
that 
you 
 need 
to 
live 
in 
a 
fallen 
world.

My Prayer to God
O 
God, 
I 
praise 
you! 
You 
are 
the 
God 
who 
blesses. 
How 
easy 
it 
is 
to 
 forget 
that 
you 
are 
the 
source 
of 
every 
good 
thing 
and 
that 
you 
yourself 
 are 
good. 
Your 
goodness 
to 
me 
is 
not 
because 
of 
any 
goodness 
on 
my 
 part. 
It 
is 
all 
because 
of 
Christ, 
all 
because 
of 
grace. 

teddy allen

2010 Gingerwood Pl, Fairfield, CA, 94534, United States