There is enough. There always has been. God created this world with an abundance of resources and imbued ingenuity. And yet, I often feel like there isn’t enough. There isn’t enough time, enough money, enough emotional capacity, enough help… I am quick to adopt a scarcity mindset, and then everything is in competition.
At the beginning of his gospel, John writes that the Word already existed and brought everything into being. This Word took flesh in the form of Jesus, and “from his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.” (John 1:16 NLT)
In the midst of troubling times, Emmanuel is with us. Through financial challenges, Jehovah-jireh provides for us. When we are broken and hurting, Jehovah-rapha brings healing. In the middle of chaos, Jehovah-shalom brings peace. When we are weak, Elohim shows himself strong. No matter the situation, God provides grace and blessing over and over again.
I pray that you live into God’s blessings and provision this year. We are blessed to be a blessing to others, and I’m grateful for your generous support of God’s work around the world. Because of your blessings, children are able to attend school, pastors are able to start and sustain new churches, and families are learning to make a living wage.
May we embrace a posture and practice of abundance. And may God reveal Himself to us as Elohim, Jehovah-shalom, Jehovah-rapha, Jehovah-jireh and the Great Emmanuel.
Posted on January 11, 2019 |