Abundance In All Things In Our Lord, Jesus Christ

The abundance in Jesus offers is a spiritual abundance that transcends circumstances, like income, health, living conditions, and even death. The abundant life is eternal. 

– Charles Swindoll.

One of my unforgettable moments when I started my career as a nurse was the first years of being employed. That was when I received my first salary and I truly felt that I was already an adult. Furthermore, it was the time I have to learn to budget. My friends and I will often feel abundance on the day we received the salary and towards the end of the weeks gradually we feel a bit of panic when our funds run low. And it went on and on, like a cycle. Until we learned how to efficiently budget.

Bible Reading

Today’s devotional reading is from the Book of Genesis 41:2Please, read our recent devotional from the Book of Revelation 20:4: Live Out Your Christ Testimony To Others

Abundance in Jesus Christ

In Genesis 41, Joseph interpreted the Pharaoh’s dream of the seven fat cows and seven thin ones. This dream was a message from God that He will bring forth seven years of abundance to the land, and after which seven years of famine.

Moreover, this vision was God’s way to reward Joseph from the afflictions he endured without losing his faith and trust in the Lord. Like him, we should not let any worldly challenges waiver our faith in the One who saved us from the wages of our sins.

Do not settle for worldly abundance

Like in the dream of Joseph, we have experienced abundance and scarcity in our life. Sometimes we get comfortable in bounty and get scared of poverty. Then, we tend to accumulate things to make us feel secure and not feel lack of anything. 

However, worldly abundance does not give us a genuine sense of security, nor it gives us contentment. Jesus said, Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:19-20). 

You can start laying treasures in heaven by turning to Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior (Accept Jesus Now) and sharing His Gospel to everyone around you. 

Reflection

This is the time for your journaling. Reflect on these questions. Ask the Holy Spirit to test your faith and your walk with Christ.

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? — 2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV.
  1. Have you experienced a cycle of abundance and scarcity in your life?
  2. Describe your emotions in those two different circumstances.
  3. How was your relationship with God while you are in those situations?

Prayer

Father, thank you that Christ is the good Shepherd of the sheep and that in Him we have life and we have it in great abundance. Thank You, that the Lord Jesus gave His life so that through Him, we might have newness of life and fullness of life, and thank You that He is the One that cares for each of His own and that there is nothing that can snatch us out of His hand.

I thank You that no matter what difficulties or dangers I face, the life I have in Christ is a superabundant life, with eternal consequences. Thank You, that only in Christ does my earthly life have true meaning and I pray that the life that I now live in this body of flesh may be lived by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me. I pray that this life may be honouring to You, in thought word and deed. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

(from Knowing-Jesus.com)

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