Extravagant

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              We sometimes forget the maker of the Universe has an over-abundance for us.  He gives out of the secret store rooms of heaven. We ask for a single blossom and He delivers a extravagantly arrayed tree. Warm breezes release the blossoms fragrance, it descends slowly encompassing every aspect of our being in a sweet retreat of heavenly presence. He adores us.

Let us also consider we are called to show Jesus to those who do not yet know Him. To embolden their hearts to seek out the One thing that will bring them peace. Why would they seek Jesus if we demonstrate nothing different, no flare, no ignition point, no unanswered question a lingering thought, “What does she have?”

Let us give from our hearts; money, time, love, physical help, attention when most needed. Small reflections of the indescribable gift of His grace.

2 Corinthians 9: 10-15 AMP

10 Now He who provides seed for the sower and bread for food will provide and multiply your seed for sowing [that is, your resources] and increase the harvest of your righteousness [which shows itself in active goodness, kindness, and love]. 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you may be generous, and this [generosity, administered] through us is producing thanksgiving to God [from those who benefit]. 12 For the ministry of this service (offering) is not only supplying the needs of the saints (God’s people), but is also overflowing through many expressions of thanksgiving to God. 13 Because of this act of ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to the gospel of Christ which you confess, as well as for your generous participation [in this gift] for them and for all [the other believers in need], 14 and they also long for you while they pray on your behalf, because of the surpassing measure of God’s grace [His undeserved favor, mercy, and blessing which is revealed] in you. 15 Now thanks be to God for His indescribable gift [which is precious beyond words]!

         Prayer: Lord Jesus, Your grace still amazes me. Your generosity we could never match. Help us to delight in giving so we might glorify Your name. Remind us how much we have to give even when we have no financial resources we have supernatural resources. Your resurrection power resides within us- let us act as such. Embolden us to do Your will.  Thank You, for Your over-abundant,extravagantly released and ordained gifts. We praise You Jesus, Amen.

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