1Co 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
As a Son of the Most High God, God wants you to know the things that have been freely given to you. He wants you to receive them freely because he sent his Son (Christ) onto this physical earth (Jesus). He paid the price, but He wants you to receive the blessings freely. That is His love toward you.
Perhaps you are asking God, “How is it that I don’t have this blessing? And why do I have so little of this and that?”
He is saying this to you:
“What do you lack, My child? Health? Take it! It has been paid for with the life of My Son. (1Pe_2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. )
“Do you need peace of mind? (Joh_14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Joh_16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.)
“Lack wisdom? Take My wisdom! (1Co 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:)
“Need victory? Victory is not something you attain. It is a gift to be received. Take it! (1Ch_29:11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.)
“Take My prosperity! Take My favor! Every time you come into My Presence, take, and take some more!” (Psa_35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.)
God, your heavenly Father, wants you to receive like the prodigal son, who deserved nothing, but received everything. (Luke 15:11–24) God delights in giving freely. And He delights in you receiving freely because it shows that you value and appreciate His Son’s sacrifice.
You miss it when you are too busy trying to earn what has been already been freely given to you. When you think that you must do more for God to bless you, or that you must pay the price for it, you have totally missed it. God cannot give it to you based on your works because if it is by works, it is no longer by grace (Rom 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.).
When you try to work for it, you frustrate the grace of God and make light of Jesus’ work at Calvary.
The days of trying, striving and earning are over.
The days of take, take and take abundantly have come. Take and you will bring pleasure to God’s heart!
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