At the moment of salvation we receive EVERYTHING we need to live a life of royalty- a life as a daughter of the Most High God. All that we need lives within us through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The person of the Holy Spirit houses the power and glory of God and His indwelling in my soul empowers and enables me to be all that God has called me to be.
"By His divine power, God had given us everything we need for
living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him, the one
who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence."2 Peter 1:3, NLT
There are times when I struggle to live a Godly life; times when I fail to live in the freedom bestowed upon me through the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lamb of God. There are times when I sit back and take a good long look at the place in which I am standing and wonder- "what in the world?, why is this happening?, how did I get to this place?, when is this going to be over?"- in fact, I have been in this very spot recently. I have asked all of these questions and then some. I have doubted God. I have been ready to throw in the towel. I have wondered how God Almighty can use a wretched sinner like me?
And then... and then I fall on my face before Him and cry out. "God, You are the Sovereign God who reigns over all the earth. You hold me in the palm of Your hands. You are majestic and powerful, holy and full of grace. You have called me out and set my feet upon the solid rock of Jesus Christ. You have placed within me the power of the Holy Spirit enabling me to live a life of freedom. Although I don't understand it, You desire intimate fellowship with me. I am Yours. May I not quench the power and working of the Holy Spirit in my life. Draw me close to Your side and lead me in Your way everlasting. I love You and my desire is to honor and glorify You in all that I do."