Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that in Christ there is abundance. Our God is a bounteous God. There’s always more than enough in His hands. The message bids us to cultivate a feeling of bounteous giving within.
When I studied this message out, I discovered that bounteousness is the key. I thought, a better way to say it would be, “get a bounteous feeling of giving within.” That causes one to look a little closer at our Lord, Jesus. It isn’t just in His giving that He’s bounteous. Jesus’ faith in our Heavenly Father is bounteous. His hatred of God’s Word being twisted by the Pharisees, the way they treated people, and their hypocrisy is bounteous. He doesn’t just dislike them a little bit. Jesus love for people is bounteous; and so is His sadness and heartbreak over their plights and pains. The one thing that is the most bounteous about Jesus-within and outwardly, is His knowledge of who He is. When you have that, you can begin to see more and more, all that God gives us (life, health, peace, strength, sustenance, protection, ability, the list goes on and on. Even through nature and the rest of creation (sky, water, wind, earth) God gives to us.
As we cultivate this bounteous feeling of giving that we are recipients of, we begin to discover the same bounteousness within ourselves. As we grow in those discoveries, we become more bounteous givers of, not only what we have, but what we are. Each one of us is one in a million. Each one of us is gifted in many ways, with many talents and abilities, etc. Each one of us is unique, and made that way purposefully. We’re told not to limit God. We’re created in His image and after His likeness. So, why do we limit ourselves?
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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, May 23, 2019, 1:08 p.m.