God, our heavenly Father calls us to lay aside every claim to any rights to ourselves; and to lay claim to all the blessings, and benefits that He promises us in Christ and His Word.
“And if children, then heirs; heirs of God , and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” Romans 8:17
We tend to settle with what we want and what we think we need, therefore not receiving what God has prepared for us as His children. One of the first benefits is having His Word, The Holy Bible. In it we find all the treasures that we may claim in His name. It is last will and testament, revealing all that He wants us to know about Him and what He has bequeathed to us, remembering that we do not deserve anything, but all is of His grace.
“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.” Psalm 68:19
“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits;” Psalm 103:2
Read the whole of Psalm 103 and find these benefits.
“What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?” Psalm 116:12
We do not deserve, nor can we ever return anything but obedience, praise and thanksgiving for His benefits.
Read His Word daily as if looking for the rights that are given to us in His kingdom. It is an exhaustive search for which we find all that He wants us to. Only a few are listed here, because they are two numerous for an article; and the book has already been written. We need to search diligently for what is given to those who ask, seek and knock at the door of His heart.
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 1 John 4:10
His Salvation through the forgiveness of sins
His Mind: “For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 2:16
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:5
His Riches: “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
His Kingdom: “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32
“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Romans 8:32
Dear Father, We thank you and praise you for every days provision of all that you give us in and through your Son, Jesus Christ. We deserve nothing but your disapproval and wrath, but by your mercy and grace you have made us your own children, heaping upon us all your love and benefits. Open the eyes of your children to see the waste of the world in those things that are never satisfying; and give the light of Christ to see eternal life in you and your eternal treasures. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen