Did you know that billions of dollars sit in ‘unclaimed funds’ accounts across the United States? Deposits have been made to the legal, rightful owners of monies (i.e. inheritances, refunds, settlements), but they never actually ‘get’ those monies because they don’t know it’s there! In the spiritual sense, ‘unclaimed funds’ accounts litter the ‘Church’ and impoverish the world! As Christians, we all have more than we are using: let’s resolve to get more of our spiritual inheritance in the coming year.
God loves to give! In fact, II Peter 1:3 tells us we have everything we need already! But receiving is passive; getting requires awareness and action!
Think about it: salvation is the start of life itself. That Gift requires belief to activate it. Every other spiritual gift requires active faith as well.
As the gift of a New Year languishes on our doorstep, ponder this:
“What has God given to me that I am not actively enjoying?”
Obviously, having everything we need doesn’t mean life will be perfect. Unfairness, rejection, and evil littered the life of our Lord; it will ours as well. Like Christ, though, we can enjoy abundant life with eternal purposes! None of the wrong, ugly things of life can separate us from the love and power of God, though. Emotional woundings, destructive addictions and ungodly lusts are no match for the resources we possess—when we know we have—and use it!
Knowing is the key concept. We received all things at salvation but we ‘get’ them as we gain more knowledge about God Himself. Answering our call to glory…to eternal significance, virtue and holy right-ness demands that we know the Truth about those things…and then do our best to live them out. We must ‘get’ it so we can pass it on to all we encounter in our journeys of life!
The very power of God delivered us from sin—and delivered all things to us for His grand purposes! This life of faith comes with the power we need to walk out His godliness in the day-to-day—blessing others as we go. We are saved for a purpose! Let’s not leave unclaimed resources in our spiritual banks this coming year. We need all we have…and so does this world.