This October is turning into an endless opportunity to offer myself grace. It’s the 17th of the month, and this is only my 11th post. I’m sticking to it though, and I hope you’ll stick with me while I do! We’ll get to 31 eventually….
This weekend, I looked out on a beautiful scene of women from throughout our community enjoying fellowship and supporting our ministry partners in Kenya. My heart was so full because God is so good.
Y’all, it’s like I was surprised.
Now, don’t get me wrong. The goodness of God should overwhelm us, and it is often such a sweet surprise because he just drops his gifts in our laps at the most unexpected moments sometimes.
I think sometimes I expect too little of it.
I think I approach his blessings like Laura Ingalls watching her mother serve up the last potatoes in The Long Winter. There were only just enough to go around, you know.
Please, here me say this: God is not gonna run out.
It might feel like it. I’m sure the widow who shared with Elijah wasn’t sure God had enough for her. It took faith to trust that he had what she needed and would give it to her as well.
We have to have that same faith.
Because our “God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)
His riches are glorious, y’all. More than we even know.
“He is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine….” (Ephesians 3:20)
And he wants to. For his glory and our good.
We don’t have to be timid like Oliver Twist asking for “More, please.”
Our father wants us to come to him with our needs. James 5:13-18 tells us to pray when we face trouble, to pray when we’re happy, to pray when we’re sick.
To pray like Paul instructed, “in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.” (Ephesians 5:18)
Because God hears and he answers.
And he has more than enough grace to give.