Today I am the richest woman alive. There are a lot of reasons for me to say that and not one of them has to do with money or possessions. Let me tell you about it. I am a child of God.
1 John 3:1, Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
God love me. What an absolutely excellent thing. Now, I know that God loves every person who ever lived, but I know it and I feel it and I accept it. I can hear God’s voice, or the voice of the Holy Spirit, however you want to put it.
John 10:27, My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
I have the fruit of the Spirit and I work very hard on developing them.
Galatians 5:22-25, But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
I have Jesus who is in heaven on the right hand of God and he is my advocate for when I may do something wrong.
1 John 2:1-2, My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
When I die I will go to heaven because I am born again, I have been redeemed from everlasting death and consequently have everlasting life. I have the armour of God as defence against the enemy, but also to stand up to the enemy.
Ephesians 6:14-18, Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.
Okay so far I have everything that every other Christian has. It is really incredibly special but not that unique. The thing that I am really excited about is that yesterday I had the opportunity to encourage a fellow believer. I saw someone who I know to be a faithful follower of Christ who was just so despondent and in such a low place in his life. I was able to let the Holy Spirit lead me and use the right words that he needed so that he could feel better about himself. Do you know how awesome that feels? It’s so good! And do you know what? I was feeling about 10 times better than I felt before I had spoken to him. But how often do we not fall into the trap of agreeing with someone who is down and out and commiserating with them? It is the natural thing to do. It is the easy, comfortable thing to do. But today I didn’t do it. Today I overcame my flesh and reached out to a fellow believer in faith and that makes me the richest woman in the world.
1 Thessalonians 5:11, Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.
This is what we should be doing daily and I am going to aspire to do much more of it, how about you?