|Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM|
I dont know if you've thought about this much, but God is a God of extravagant blessings, who loves to give to us. You see it in scripture and in the life of Jesus.
In scripture it speaks of him graciously giving us all things in Romans 8:32. In Ephesians 3:20 it talks about him giving to us exceedingly, abundantly above all we could ask or think. In Ephesians 1:3 it says thay he has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Christ Jesus. And in Philippians 4:19 it says he will meet our need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. God clearly teaches in scripture that he wants to bless us extravagantly.
In the life of Jesus you see the same thing. He fed the 5,000 men plus the women and children and they picked up 12 baskets full of food after everyone had eaten til they were completely satisfied. On another occasion he fed 4,000 men plus the women and children and they picked up 7 baskets full of leftovers. When Peter was told to let down his nets in Luke 5 he caught so many fish that his nets begin to break and he had to call for his partners to come and help...and both boats were filled to the point of almost sinking. And on several occasions the Bible says that when he was praying for people, "he healed them all".
The point is God is not stingy,nor is he holding out on us. He desires to graciously give us all things. But to receive from him in this way you have to believe this way.
I encourage all of us today to begin to believe in what Jesus did and the promise of God's word. As we do we will begin to change how we see God and how we receive from him.
Put this thought to memory from our first verse mentioned, Romans 8:32---"God is good and wants to graciously give us/me all things."
Proverbs 23:7 says "as a man thinketh in his heart so is he." As you begin to think that God is good and wants to graciously give us all things, you place yourself in a position to receive from our heavenly Father, who is the God of extravagant blessings.