Scripture says, “Long before he laid down earth’s foundations,” God chose us and “settled on us as the focus of his love.” That’s from Ephesians chapter one. He chose you to be His beloved son, His beloved daughter. He chose me. He “predestined us for adoption to himself.” He gave us “full legal adoption as his children.” That’s from Galatians chapter four. And “because we’re his,” wrote the apostle Paul—because we are His very own sons and daughters—we can “access everything our Father has.”
Let me say that again. We get everything. Because we are His, we get access to everything our Father has.
It’s hard to get your mind around, isn’t it? It sure puzzled and amazed King David. Looking at everything God created, David asked: “Compared to all this cosmic glory, why would you bother with puny, mortal man or be infatuated with Adam’s sons?” (TPT, Psalm 8:4)
We don’t deserve it, and it doesn’t make sense—but we get it nonetheless. God, in his outrageous love, made us—you and me—His heirs. He gives us access to everything. So, whether we see it or not, whether we’re willing to accept it or not, we live in a state of abundance—not the kind of scarcity that our world and our culture tries to convince us we live in. And so, we actually do not have to worry and scrape and compete and protect ourselves all the time—like our culture teaches us to do.
Because we are His, we can access everything our Father has. So, all we need to do is just act like sons and daughters. We just need to live into our inheritance as beloved sons and daughters. We need to trust Him. Trust that He will come through for us. We need to relent and surrender into trust—knowing that are blessed, richly, now. Knowing that we are cared for, always. Knowing that we will continue to be blessed . . . in surprising ways and perfect timing.
Listen to “From the Heart of the Giver.”