In our life struggles, many times we cry out for “more grace” or “more mercy” to help us overcome. Whether it is victory over a besetting sin, or help in an impossible situation, victorious living cannot be experienced until we have fully understood what God has already given us in Jesus.
Some Christians seek God for a “new revelation” in much the same way as unbelievers read their horoscope to find answers. But, the mystery of life has already been revealed to us in the written Word of God. This truth ought to spur every Christian on to make the study of the Word of God a matter of first importance. Colossians 2:10 says that God has made us “complete in Christ.” Likewise, Peter tells us that “his divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3).
My prayer for you, and me, is that the eyes of our heart be opened wide to the fact that God has already provided everything we need in the person of Jesus Christ. This is the secret to true victory.
“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spiritof wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength,” (Ephesians 1:17-19).