By Dan O’Deens    June 28, 2024

Who doesn’t want life and goodness in abundance?  I am so grateful for this word in the pages of Scripture.   God gives us his blessing not ‘out of’ but ‘according to’ his riches.   He owns it all and he offers His full blessing to His children.

True riches come from a life rooted in grace and relationship with our creator and savior.

Have you taken time lately to meditate (focused thinking) on the goodness of God and how He has lavished His love upon you in abundance?   Let me help you navigate this.

Have you cultivated a grateful heart recognizing the blessings you already have in our current circumstance?

Have you been able to trace your abundance to the origin of that blessing?  Who provided it?

Are you stewarding your abundance to accumulate and live selfishly or are you investing in the eternal and blessing others who might have ‘less’ abundance?

When you think of “abundance” do you only attribute that blessing related to material wealth?  Are you able to identify the ‘deeper’ levels of abundance beyond material things?  Can you list them?

“The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy, but I have come that you may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10

“And my God will supply all of my needs ‘according to’ his riches in glory.”  Philippians 4:19

“Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and then all these things will be added to you”. Matthew 6:33

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”  Psalm 37:4

The abundant life is living life to the fullest, not merely existing and trying to eke out a living.

The abundant life begins with a relationship with Jesus.  Real life comes from placing our trust in Jesus.  When we step out in faith and believe, it is at that point that the ‘poor become rich.’