Now you might think from the title of today’s devotional that we were going to talk about water, oxygen, or food. But today, let’s look at the essentials to live a successful spiritual life. What do we need to thrive and not just exist? The Word has a lot to say about this topic.

1. You need a power to live on.
We are living in a world of fast and drastic change. That leads to stress and conflict. It can rob us of our power. In an ever-changing world, we need a source of power that is constant, unwavering, and true. We need God to supply us with the power we need for life.

Even youth grow weary and tired and vigorous young men stumble badly yet those who wait upon the Lord will gain new strength.
— Isaiah 40:30

God has all the power we need. We can tap into that power by focusing on Him. There is a word for that in the Bible: worship. Thinking on and praising our God gives us power.

Worship pleases God, but it also changes us. It gives us power. God gives us His power. Now that is a power we can live and thrive on!

2. You need people to live with.
The Bible often calls it fellowship. We were made for relationships. We need people around us to help, support, and encourage. It is how God designed us.

God said, “it is not good for man to be alone.”
—Genesis 2:18

God has designed a custom-made support network for us: the church. Often, when life is changing all around us and we get worried and stressed, the first things that suffer are our relationships with others and with God. In Ecclesiastes, we are told that “Two are better than one. If one falls down, the other can help him up.” We can find godly people to live within the church of God. That is why Paul tells one of the early churches, “Let us not neglect our meeting together as some are in the habit of doing.” (Hebrews 10:25)

We need a power to live on. We need people to live with. Let’s plug into these great gifts that our God has given us!

If you have never accepted the gift of salvation from God, that is the first step. Do it today. Plug into God’s power and benefit from the fellowship with His people.