Our God is an awesome God. For real. I just experienced it myself this morning. I was a bit out of sorts as I started my morning devotions. But God picked me up by showing me he is the God of miracles as I read about Jesus feeding the crowds with two fish and five loaves of bread (Mark 6:30-44). The Holy Spirit whispered to me that God will be also my moment-by-moment sustainer. And just like that, I was empowered for today’s tasks. A miracle, really. Thank you, Jesus.
We can’t but God can. That’s why we need to read the Bible. We need to be reminded of God’s awesomeness every day. Otherwise, we will forget. We have a living God who is interested in our daily lives. He wants to walk with us. Let’s let him bless us according to his plan for us. And his plan for us is amazing: Jesus.
Jesus is …
We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy,12 always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. 13 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, 14 who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins. 15 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.
He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,
16 for through him God created everything
in the heavenly realms and on earth.
He made the things we can see
and the things we can’t see—
such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world.
Everything was created through him and for him.
17 He existed before anything else,
and he holds all creation together.
18 Christ is also the head of the church,
which is his body.
He is the beginning,
supreme over all who rise from the dead.
So he is first in everything.
19 For God in all his fullness
was pleased to live in Christ,
20 and through him God reconciled
everything to himself.
He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth
by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.
21 This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. 22 Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.
23 But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it. Don’t drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News. The Good News has been preached all over the world, and I, Paul, have been appointed as God’s servant to proclaim it. (Col. 1:11-23, NLT, emphasis added)
…our moment-by-moment sustainer
Because of Jesus, we have been brought into God’s loving presence. And that’s the best place to be. So let’s not drift away from it. We need Jesus, the whole universe needs Jesus. He existed before all creation, he brought salvation to all, and he still is the unifying power of the universe. But even that is not all.
Jesus is also our moment-by-moment sustainer. God cares for us. And his care does not end when we are saved by grace through faith in his son. No. God cares for us every day. Jesus holds us together. The Holy Spirit empowers us for victorious living here and now.
So no matter what you’re facing today, give it to Jesus. Pray and ask for grace upon grace and you will receive it. Stay in God’s presence until you are filled with overflowing grace. You need it to get through your days. Don’t even try to manage with your own power when you know it is not sufficient. Especially because God’s power is more than enough. He will multiply all that you bring to him. And you will be satisfied with plenty of leftovers. Thank you, Jesus – our moment-by-moment sustainer!
You are so good to us.
Thank you for providing everything we need in Jesus.
He is our salvation but also our moment-by-moment sustainer.
What a marvelous plan you have for the universe.
Thank you for taking care of each of us personally.
We surrender to you and we ask you to empower us for victorious living.
Thank you for your love, grace, and tender loving care.
In Jesus’ precious name we pray,
Isn’t God amazing? He has been preparing everything for us long before we were born. And he is not giving up on us. Jesus is our moment-by-moment sustainer. Let’s lean on him and let him sustain us through thick and thin. Be blessed, my fellow sojourner! God is with you every step of the way!