I'm sure we've all heard the expression: "When you've got nothing, you've got nothing to lose." The image is of a recklessness borne out of extreme poverty or chosen renunciation. But wouldn't it be wonderful if more people were preaching the reality we already have in Jesus: "When you've got everything, you've got nothing left to gain"?
The Apostles didn't walk in a self-perception of poverty or lack; they transacted with each day's circumstances out of the awareness that the Kingdom was already theirs. After all, Jesus had been clear: "Do not be afraid, little flock. The Father has chosen gladly to give you the Kingdom." (Luke 12:32)
What do you actually possess in Jesus? (Not what do you think you possess in Jesus; what do you actually hold in your hands?) With what do you wake up each morning and enter the day? With His incalculable riches? With His glorious joy? With His peace overflowing? With Faith that is the tangible, palpable substance of your Hope in Him?
My friends, let's lack for nothing, in this day, as we set our minds on the Kingdom of Heaven. Our Friend is on the throne there. He never ceases to pour out His heavenly goodness into the hearts of those who are looking to Him.