The Mount Morgan gold mine in Queensland, Australia, is one of the richest in the world. For many years, though, the original landowners lived in deep poverty on the mountain's barren surface. Even though the vast wealth was out-of-sight, it was beneath their feet all the time.
Many Christians live in a similar situation. They toil along and struggle through their spiritual lives, laboring every step of the way. They are unaware of the vast riches God has promised them, and therefore they do not claim them.
Grace, forgiveness, strength, wisdom, direction, the power to resist temptation, reconciliation, protection, lightened burdens - all these riches and many more are ours. But how do we become aware of them and claim them?
The answer is: Prayerfully read the Bible and pay close attention when the Word of God is preached or taught. When you discover a truth or a promise that clearly applies to you, say to yourself, "That's for me!" As you do, you'll be tapping into the riches of God that lie right beneath your feet.
- David C. Egner (preceptaustin.org)
"Know the promises of God. The great and mighty promises of our Father mean nothing to most people because they do not know what they are." - Lee Roberson.
Jos 1:8 (GNB): "Be sure that the book of the Law is always read in your worship. Study it day and night, and make sure that you obey everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful."