On this day of Thanksgiving, one gratitude I feel is for God’s enabling power. I put 2 Peter 1:3-4 into my own words the other day:
“I can do the work God gives me to do. I really do have everything I need for life in God through more deeply knowing the One Who has called me from out of His Own majesty and virtue. It is because of God’s own glorious goodness that I have such wonderful commitments from God so that I am able to enter into the communion of Father, Son and Spirit, living free from the lying promises of the culture around me.”
I am not powerless unless I distance myself from the Mighty One. My archenemy desires to diminish and discourage my confidence in God’s great goodness. If I listen to him, this is his only source of victory. I find myself angry that I would listen to His lies. He wants nothing but my loss and ruin.
Reminding myself of these realities is something I need. Sometimes I let myself get in a trap of wallowing around in my own thoughts and feelings without letting God and thoughts of/from Him to intervene. There is no life if I’m just living with my own thoughts about God. I need vital communion with and in my good God. He is for me, not against me. He is doing good work in me. His love for me has never once waned.