Isn’t it wonderful to know that we are actually God’s own sons, born of His Spirit? When we come to Him in prayer, we approach Him not only as our God but also as our Father!
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we should walk in them (Eph. 2:10, emphasis added).
God has not only created us, He also recreated us in Christ. Moreover, God has predestined a ministry for each of us to fulfill, “good works…prepared beforehand.” We each have an individual divine destiny.
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Cor. 5:21, emphasis added).
The righteousness that we possess because we are in Christ is actually God’s own righteousness. That’s because God has indwelt us and transformed us by the Holy Spirit. Our good deeds are really God’s good deeds through us.
But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us (Rom. 8:37, emphasis added).
What are “these things” of which Paul wrote? The verses in Romans that precede this verse reveal that they are the trials and sufferings that believers experience. Even in martyrdom we are the victors, although the world may consider us victims. We overwhelmingly conquer through Christ because when we die, we go to heaven!
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13, emphasis added).
Through Christ, nothing is impossible to us because God gives us ability and strength. We can accomplish any task He gives us.
My God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:19, emphasis added).
We can expect that God will meet our true needs if we seek first His kingdom. The Lord is our shepherd, and He takes care of His sheep!