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And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. – 2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV
God always gives us what we need, but not necessarily what we want. What we want isn’t always what is best for us.
Because the Lord is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, He can see what is in our future.
He blesses us abundantly, more than we can ask or think. When life is not going according to plan, we can stop and ask God to show us what He has in mind for us. Amen.
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. – Psalms 37:4 NIV
The Lord gives His children good gifts. When we adopt a scarcity mindset, we forget what God has already given us. He creates in us a new heart, and as our thoughts are transformed, we begin to see the abundance more clearly.
Our hearts begin to desire to do good as we become more like Jesus. He is the best role model that we can have. The Lord is not a fairy godmother who magically grants us our heart’s desire. He calls us to stay close to Him, and as we pray and trust Him day by day, our hearts are uplifted and things fall into place for us. Amen.
Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. – Psalm 73: 23-24 NIV
It is comforting to know that God is with us always. When things seem uncertain and finances seem tight, the Lord knows that we have bills to pay and will see to it that everything gets covered.
If we have a scarcity mindset, we limit what God allows into our lives. He wants us to be able to see abundance. He tells us that everything will be okay. We can trust Him.
The economy, the pandemic, and the state of the world today can be troubling. We don’t have to focus on that. God reminds us that He loves us with an everlasting love. He gives us the strength we need each day. Amen.
The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail. – Isaiah 58:11
I live in a desert. But I don’t seem to mind that we have less water. Different vegetation grows. There is still beauty in the desert. God has a way of making even deserts beautiful.
I struggle sometimes with a scarcity mindset. When I left my day job and became a full-time entrepreneur, I didn’t imagine how hard it would be to be a full-time mom, as well. Being a parent is a full-time job in and of itself.
When you are your own boss, you are responsible for your own health insurance and your own retirement planning. It is a mindset shift, but God wants to transform and renew our minds to not focus on money or the lack thereof, but on Him and His purpose for our lives.
God knows we have financial needs, and He takes care of us, even during a pandemic. Jesus lived at a time before Roth IRAs and health insurance, yet He followed His Father’s will to the fullest. He had his priorities straight. He knows what is best for us and how to take care of us. Jesus is like the water in a garden during a drought. We can always count on Him. Amen.