Friday, May 22, 2015

"He Cheerfully Gives"

"The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them."  Psalm 89:11
The heavens are the Lord's.  The earth is the Lord's.  The world and all that is in it are His also.  Every tree, every blade of grass, every bird, every star, every drop of water, every breath of air, etc.  Why is it then that we act like it "belongs" to us?  We act like it is all ours. 
When we have the attitude that it is ours, and forget whose it really is, we tend to hoard it and get stingy with what "we" have.  There is a reason why the Lord said that He loves a "cheerful giver".  It is because He Himself is a cheerful giver.  He so graciously gives us all things that pertain to life and godliness.  He so freely gives us every thing we need out of His vast storehouse, wealth and creation.  He loads us with benefits from His own possessions.  He doesn't deal with us with a tight fist and make us have to "pry" it all from His clutches.  He deals with us with and open hand. 
How do you treat that which God allows you to have?  Do you remember who it actually belongs to?  Are you a cheerful giver?  Are you a giver at all? 
What do you need this morning?  What are you lacking in?  Whatever it is, God has it.  He owns it.  And He is ready and willing to share it with you.  And He does not deal with a slack hand.  This is why the verse says that He will supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  He will-- because it all belongs to Him.  He will supply-- because He isn't stingy with what He has.  According to His riches-- because He has everything and more than enough.  In glory-- because He supplies supernaturally according to what He has and not just what we need.  By Christ Jesus-- because He already gave the best He had, His Son, for us; won't He also give us freely everything else we need.
Have a great day.  The Lord owns it all and He freely gives us what we need from His vast supply.    
For further reading:
2 Corinthians 9:7  
Philippians 4:19
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