May’s Hand-lettered Scripture Art Print and Download
When I dove into the meaning of this scripture I was moved by the amount of God’s “abounding” provision for us.
First, let’s look at the dictionary’s definition of the word ABOUND.
- to be present in large numbers or in great quantity
to be copiously supplied
So here is how God blesses us …
Gods grace is not attached with God’s wealth or His love, that He should give a little less than required (what we deserve) or give us just a little at a time.
“There are no sluices on that great stream so as to regulate its flow, and to give sometimes a painful trickle and sometimes a full gush, but this fountain is always pouring itself out, and it ‘abounds.’” (McLaren’s Exposition)
Doesn’t that give you a mental picture that causes your heart to skip a beat! Knowing that we have a God who is The Creator of ALL things and ALL things belong to him and he is able to freely bless us with ALL THINGS AT ALL TIMES!
Here’s what we need to understand about this abounding grace we are freely given…
Did you catch that part?
so that could also be said “in order that.” God’s gifts are presented on us, not that we may have them to ourselves, but that we may the more “abound in good works” to others.
In other words, we open our hands wide to receive God’s blessings and we keep them open wide and give each one away!
What good would all this abundance of blessings be if we didn’t use them. Imagine a fountain gushing forth with water. This is the picture of what God is doing here for us with his blessings. How would we use all these blessings if we kept them and held onto them all? We wouldn’t be able to!
We are meant to use these blessings for every good work. For every single opportunity put in front of us. These are God’s provisions! This is how God uses us for the kingdom.
This, right here, is God telling YOU that YOU have a major part to play in this world, a great and meaningful purpose that He provides everything you need for.
So what we can get here is this…
We are to always give liberally, lavishly… extravagantly! Give, give, give is the message here. And we will never be impoverished by giving but instead live expectantly that God will abundantly provide all we need each day!
If we want to receive abundance from God then we are to give abundantly to others!
I hope you’ll download these freebie’s and really make this promise your focus for the month. It’s amazing to see how God always meets every single one of our needs even when we can’t image a way. As I’ve focused on my word for the year “abundance”, God has shown me more and more of what the true meaning of His abundance means.