Thursday, October 25, 2012

Learn how to abound!

Sometimes, you spend so much time taking care of other people, you get a real desire for someone to take care of you.  That's what God is here for; to take care of us.  Remember we are the sheep of his pasture it is He who made us and not we ourselves, and He is responsible for us and we are not responsible for ourselves.  Every morning we have to put the responsibility for ourselves on God because if not, we take it on ourselves, and the responsibility for ourselves is too big of a burden to carry because it was not meant for us and we were not built for that.  Do you know God has wired us a certain way and there are things in this world that God did not design us to deal with.  In the function of day to day lives we have to throw off stress, worry, doubt, anxiety, fear, panic.  These things will kill you because we were not wired to deal with those things.  We were created and designed for God's paradise, to spend a lifetime of unbroken fellowship with Him.  We were not designed to deal with death, that's why it scares so many people because it was never in God's plan for us.  Lemme repeat that "Death was never a part of God's plan for us".  You are scared of death because it was never part of God's plan for you and it still is not part of God's plan for you. Everyone will awaken to eternal life one day.  The question is will you spend your forever; in heaven or in hell.  But trust me it's God's plan for all of us to live forever, the question now is where?  Even now as we walk this earth we need to start our day in fellowship with God.

There are some people that don't think this blog is very important but it is. Have you heard that the Lord is good.  I know you've heard it, but have you ever experienced for yourself.  God has been good to some people, real good, but do you know that the people who truly experience God's goodness are the people not relying on their own goodness to earn God's goodness.  The people who truly experinece God's goodness are the people not reliant upon their own goodness to experience God's goodness.  Any day that I don't hear from God, I'm overwhelmed.  Do you wanna shout everyday because the Lord has been so good?  Let me tell you if you would lean on Him and pray, God be good to me; I bet He will give you a shouting testimony everyday.  I'm talking about a testimony that you just can't hold it in.  I had a pastor once and I call Him the praising pastor because this pastor was an example of God's extravagant, daily, goodness.  You could just tell by looking at him, the way he walked, the way he talked; that God had been good to him.  It wasn't just an "I woke up today, I have food on my table, clothes on my back" kind of goodness.  No, this went far beyond those things.  Those things are not going to give the average person a new walk and an extra bounce in their walk. 

Paul says in Ephesians 3:20

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,

What does Paul mean? We think about clothes, we think about food, we think about our house.  Paul made this statement because he had experienced it in his own life.  He said that he knew both how to abound and to suffer need.  Many of us know alot about how to suffer need, but few of us know how to abound.  It is God's desire that we know how to be victorious in both states.  Look at the scripture below:

2 Corinthians 9:8

New King James Version (NKJV)
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.

The thing that really sticks out to me is when he says "may have an abundance for every good work".  Yes Jesus!!!! The bible says:

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

We need to walk in abundance and in the good works which God has prepared for us today.  Jesus, you said you died that we may have life and have it more abundantly Lord!  Lord Jesus you use the word "abundant" and "abound" so many times in your word.  We pray for an abundance today for every good work we have before us in our day today.  God we are workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works which you have prepared for each every one of us today.  Help us walk in them Lord today. In Jesus Name we pray.

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