God of Abundance!

Posted on by Sanders Shumway

You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance. (Psalm 65:11 NKJV)

As I prayed about what to write the blog about this week, this verse came to mind. I felt like God was wanting me to write about His abundance. I looked up the word abundance in Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary to find out what the original language was talking about, and I came across some interesting information. I also went to Psalm 65 and read it again. I just want to share some different thoughts with you that are in my mind today.

In Vines Dictionary I came across words like, “excellence, exceeding greatness” of the power of God in His servants, “beyond measure,” “to abound exceedingly,” “to increase, to multiply,” the power of God in conferring grace, His power to make us “to abound” in love, and “exceedingly abundantly.” Wow! These are words that describe our God, and Who He is, and what He does!

Our God is beyond measure! He lives in eternity. He has created the heavens and the earth. The heavens are His throne, and the earth is His footstool.

He increases and multiplies! Remember what Jesus did with the fish and bread to feed the multitudes? God’s Kingdom is ever increasing and multiplying as well! It is incredible that we get to be a part of HIs Kingdom and how it is increasing and expanding!

God gives us abundant grace! We don’t deserve His grace. He gives it to us when we come to Him to receive it, and when we receive it we love Him more because we see how good He is! His grace empowers us to overcome sin and the world by the Holy Spirit’s help, and by the Word of God!

God is love, and He gives us power to make us abound in love! God even wants us to love our enemies, and He helps us to do that by His power!

It is just so amazing to me that our God has chosen to live in us, and that since He is in us, there is exceeding greatness of power of our God in us, as I read in Vine’s Dictionary today! It makes me think of the verse from Ephesians 3:20, “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” (NLT)

After reading Psalm 65 again today I was reminded of some other amazing things about God, and how we should respond to Him and what He does.

He deserves mighty praise! Verse 1 says that mighty praise belongs to God! We need to praise our God mightily because He is the only One Who deserves it! We need to praise God for how He blesses us from His abundance in Christ!
God answers our prayers! Verse 5 says this, “You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth, even those who sail on distant seas.” God faithfully answers our prayers with awesome deeds, and He is the only hope of everyone on earth! Thank You God for how You answer our prayers!

God is our provider, and He cares for His creation! God takes care of the earth, and makes it rich and fertile! Verses 9 through 13 talk about this. He sends the rain to water the earth. He causes the crops to grow and keeps them until they can be harvested. He provides the bountiful harvests, crowning the year with His goodness. He causes the grass to grow for the animals to eat. The last part of verse 13 talks about how the grasslands, hillsides, meadows, and valleys all shout and sing for joy! Even God’s creation of plants and land give Him honor and praise!

From God’s hand come all of these good gifts! Our God truly is the GOD of abundance! His paths truly do drip with abundance! And as I conclude in sharing these thoughts with you, I think about how God answers prayers, and I am drawn back to Ephesians 3:20. God’s mighty power is at work within us who are His in Christ! And God is able to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think through His mighty power at work within us! All glory and praise belong to God because He is at work in and through us, and it is His power! Please pray with me.

Our God and Father in heaven, You truly are the God of abundance! Your paths drip with abundance! You are beyond measure! Thank You for how You increase and multiply, and for how Your Kingdom is increasing and multiplying! Thank You for Your abundant grace and Your abundant love! Continue to fill us with Your grace and love in and through Your Son Jesus Christ! Thank You for all of Your good and perfect gifts! Thank You God that you answer our prayers and that You provide for us! Help us to be completely surrendered to You and Your will! Increase our faith and help us to ask You for the great things You want us to ask for because You can do infinitely more than we might ask or think through Your mighty power at work within us! Thank You for this! All glory be to You God! Help us to mightily praise You! In Jesus Christ’s Name! Amen!

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