The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.
The gift I opened this morning is the gift of provision. As the Scripture states in John 10:10, Jesus has come that we may have an abundant life. Many people interpret this verse to mean that Jesus came to give us eternal life in heaven if we receive him as Savior. That is true – and it will be a glorious eternity! But I also believe it means that we can have an abundant life here on earth. God wants to bless his people here as a testimony to His greatness.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (NIV)
You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus. (The Message)
God is in the business of meeting our needs!
Psalm 138:8 (King James Version)
The LORD will perfect that which concerns me.
Our needs, wants and concerns make up a part of our lives. But God plainly states that He will supply our needs and He will perfect – “take care of” – those things that concern us. Again, He does this because He loves us and wants to bless us and so that the testimony of praise will be given to Him and not to a person.
There is nothing that we can desire or need that God cannot supply.
Abba Father, Thank You that You supply all of our needs. Thank You that You are the Giver of Life and that You give us life more abundantly. May we never take that life for granted! In Jesus’ name, AMEN.
© December, 2009