God’s Lifetime Warranties
God Will Equip You with All You Need
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 13:8-21
Key Verse: Hebrews 13:21
may He equip you with all you need for doing His will. May He produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to Him. All glory to Him forever and ever! Amen.
Please take a moment to read and think about these words of Jesus:
“Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through Me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures. The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” (John 10:9-10 NLT)
These two verses summarize the Good News of the Gospel: God saves all those who believe in Jesus, and they will have a rich and satisfying life. John 10:9-10 ESV uses the phrase, “I [Jesus] came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”).
How can our weak human efforts give us a rich and satisfying life? Today’s Key Verse answers this question: God equips us with the power of Jesus Christ to do His will! This is another of God’s “lifetime warranties” that we must believe by faith and not let our feelings drive what we think and do.
I know through experience how hard it is to believe something that is the opposite of how we feel. There are days when I feel like I am not pleasing to God and far from living an abundant life. When I recognize that I am feeling this, I force my mind to grasp God’s Word and trust it.
God’s Word tells me that all who come to Jesus will be saved. God’s Word tells me that Jesus gives me a rich and satisfying life.
If I am not feeling like my life is rich and satisfying, that is because I am living more by my feelings than by my faith. I force my focus back on all God has done for me and trust that He has and will continue to produce in me every good thing that is pleasing to Him!
Jesus constantly taught His followers that having our names written down in heaven is the greatest thing to rejoice about:
“But don’t rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven.” (Luke 10:20 NLT)
Do not miss the underlying message: if we see “abundant living” as anything other than our names written in heaven, then we will always be discontent with our walk with God.
We must not allow our minds to think like the world thinks, that a good life is having lots of good things. Remember Jesus’s warning: what good is it to gain the whole world but lose our souls (Matthew 16:26).
If you have asked Jesus to forgive you of your sins and to live in your heart, God has written your name down in heaven. Rejoice, no matter what life brings you. God is equipping you with everything you need for doing His Will.
Our one responsibility is to continually give God permission to do His work in us; He takes it from there: “All glory to Him forever and ever!”.
Father, I give You permission to work in my life, equipping me to do Your will. In Jesus’s Name I pray, amen.