I’m forever running into “little surprises” my kids have stuffed in my purse when I’m not looking. One time I was trying to whip out my checkbook at the grocery store, and instead, I whipped out a rubber chicken. Can’t you just hear the checker: Will that be cash, check or chicken? Surprise!
The Lord has better surprises. Every time we whip out his Word with a deep desire to let him influence our lives, he surprises us with exactly what we need to begin to think as he thinks and everything we need to live in a way that honors and pleases him—everything we need for holy living. 2 Peter 1:3 makes it clear: "As we know Jesus better, His divine power gives us everything we need for living a godly life. He has called us to receive His own glory and goodness!"
How glorious it is to be called to know him better and to know his glory and goodness personally. And keep in mind that it’s all absolutely free. You don’t even have to charge it to your chicken!