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Be a good steward of God's resources

Posted Friday, June 15, 2012, at 2:48 PM

More than Enough

"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus unto all generations for ever and ever. Amen." (Ephesians 3:20-21, ASV)

God has the power, ability, and resources, to supply all of your needs. The word "able" refers to God's ability to literally do "above all things." Our Heavenly Father is a God who can accomplish incredibly great deeds on behalf of His children, especially for those whom abide in Him.

Paul wanted the Ephesians to understand the magnitude of God's abilities so he used the biggest words he could think of ... exceedingly ... abundantly ... above all. This is the best way he could describe the intensity of the meaning, adding the idea of exhaustlessness. He was exceeding a number or measure, going over and above, expressing more than necessary. God's resources are surpassing, superabundantly, exceedingly beyond all measure, overwhelming, over and above, more than enough. This scripture describes an extraordinary degree, involving a considerable excess over what would be expected. Get the picture?

So who said it was unlawful to have more than enough? God is in the business of going beyond your beyond. He desires to show Himself faithful in this manner. Will you believe Him for it? Yes, God wants us to be givers and help others in need, however, He also wants us to enjoy abundance in our own lives as well. "We are blessed to be a blessing."

To know when to give or when to enjoy the "fruits of your labor" requires us being able to hear from the Holy Spirit. There is a time to sow and there is a time to reap. The key is knowing the difference. Yes, I know people who are selfish and are overly consumed with themselves but I also know people who become embittered because they feel deprived and do nothing for themselves.

So don't be afraid to bless yourself, but don't be afraid to bless others as well. All of our resources ultimately belong to God, we are just stewards.

Beloved, be a good steward of God's resources today and see the God who supplies more than enough.

Christina is the founder of Relentless Love Ministries and lives in Linton. She is an active speaker, guest lecturer, and published author. For more information, questions, or comments, email chollensbe@mac.com .

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