Today’s Tasting: 2 Corinthians 5 – 9
The Temporal and Eternal
The Judgement of the Believer’s Works
God’s Remedy for Sin
Their Ministry Commended
Paul Reveals His Heart
God Gives Most
Today’s Nourishment: Chapter 9, verse 8 really stands out to me…
“God is able to make all grace about to you, that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.”
There are so many powerful words in that one little sentence: All Grace, All Sufficiency, In Everything, An Abundance, and Every Good Deed.
All Grace: He is the Great I AM for everything we need. His grace is enough to cover everything. We can’t be too bad or too messed up or too broken – His Grace covers us.
All Sufficiency: not only does He have everything we need – He is everything we need – He is All Sufficient.
In Everything: not only the easy stuff, but the hard to understand things – when life doesn’t make sense, His Grace is still Sufficient.
An Abundance: our Father owns the cattle on a thousand hills. Everything on this earth is His, created by Him, and for Him – everything we need is found in Him.
Every Good Deed: It’s time to take possession of what is ours – not for our sake alone – but to reach out to others for every good deed that we accomplish. What do those good deeds look like to you? Maybe as simple as putting change in a Salvation Army Kettle, reaching out to a lonely widow, or something major like donating a kidney. Who knows, but when you feel that tug on your heart – listen to the Holy Spirit. You are already equipped to do the things God has called you.
A fun story that happened to me last year about this time – our church was giving $25 Walmart gift cards for needy children. I didn’t have $25 to give away, things were very tight. My work hosted a Christmas party and I was given a $25 Walmart gift card – exactly what I was wanting to give. I gave the card for the children and was so excited about God’s provision when I had seen a need. But then, as God is, He turned around and blessed me. I was called into work and they said “we’re sorry we didn’t give you a gift card this year, here is your card”. I explained that I had already received a card from them and thanked them for it. They proceeded to say “Well, we’ve got this extra card, you just go ahead and take it and buy yourself something, you’ve worked hard this year.”
Especially this glorious time of the year – be on the look out – God will supply what you need for every good deed. God Gives Most!
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Tomorrow’s Delight: 2 Corinthians 10 – 13