Accessing all God has - in due time blog

Accessing All God Has

Let’s imagine that someone gave you a $1,000,000 check. $1,000,000! Can you just imagine? What if instead of depositing the check you just left it in a drawer and never touched it?

No one would ever do that, right? Well, at least I hope not.

But, do you realize that is the exact same thing we do with God? He suffered a very brutal death on the cross; he was beat and he was tortured. And he did it all for you and for me. Yet so often we act as if it were all for nothing.

I can’t tell you how often lately I have thought to myself or said to a friend, “I want to access all God has.” Because here is some truth for you, I have access to all of it, but that doesn’t mean I always access it. Right? There is definitely a big difference between the two.

Ephesians 1:11 says, “We are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.” 

God has an abundant inheritance for every believer. The most important inheritance of course, is heaven; we get to spend eternity with Jesus. And although this is something God has offered to everyone, it’s an inheritance that so many people will miss out on because they won’t say yes to the most important decision we are all faced with.

“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

But it goes way beyond heaven, because God has so much for us now. He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing.” And going back to what he did on the cross; he didn’t die on the cross for us to live in lack, but he died so we could live in abundance.

But are you? Are you accessing the abundant life he has for you? Are you operating with a victorious mindset? Are you living from the standpoint that he paid for it all on the cross? Are you acting like you are God’s co-heir (Romans 8:17)? And the fruits of the Spirit? Have you accessed those: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control?

God’s Word is full of promise after promise. He is an abundant and extravagant God and you have access to all of him and all of his promises. Scripture after scripture details this out as it tells us who God is, who he wants to be for us and what he wants to do for us. All of it is for you.

You don’t have to live in fear. You don’t have to live in pain. You don’t have to live operating as a victim. You don’t have to live in bondage. Everything you will ever need or want, including your full inheritance, is right in front of you. But are you accessing it?

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  • Lindsay Tankersley
    Posted at 09:34h, 05 January Reply

    Wow! Gut check! Am I accessing ALL God has to offer, probably not? I know I can do more! One thing that I loved about the book, God’s Plan for Pregnancy was how the author kept referencing what Jesus did on the cross. That nothing we go through even compares to what He went through. Can you imagine (you in general)…suffering infertility and finally get your baby then all of a sudden you have to give him up so that he can die for others?! How did Mary feel? I know that Jesus rose from the dead and we won’t do that…at least not on earth…but it’s easy to forget that he died for ALL of us, even the nay sayers, the non believers, everyone! Also, I think sometimes it’s that immediate gratification. If we get a million dollar check we cash it…we get things out of it…praying or spending time in the word, we’re not always getting that physical, tangible thing. And it may not be immediate. We have to sometimes really dig in and really pray and really show God that we trust HIM…before we get that answered prayer. So, I am sure that people think, “oh whatever, I prayed about it and I’m not getting it so I’ll just do XYZ to get it.” Trust me, I’ve been there! But I’ve also grown and matured a lot!!

    Sorry for the rambling! I’m done! Thanks for posting! 🙂

  • Nicole
    Posted at 09:48h, 05 January Reply

    So good, Caroline! Yes and amen, my friend. Love, love this post. Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Whitney
    Posted at 10:15h, 05 January Reply

    Love this and so true! Thanks for sharing!

  • Sarah @ Sweet Miles
    Posted at 14:35h, 05 January Reply

    I’m so glad I found your blog! I really enjoyed reading this! 🙂 It’s refreshing to see another Christian perspective in the blogosphere!

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