Week 11 Wednesday

Life in Abundance

Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 30-32

Key verse: Psalm 31:19


         “How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you.”

     Plentiful – copious – rich – profuse – these are the words my Thesaurus suggests as synonyms for the word abundant.

     But, while accurate, I’m still not sure that these words can fully convey the attitude of the Psalmist when he writes about it.  Abundant living, for the person of faith, is so much more than having a fat bank account or a secure job.

     It goes deeper than that.  It’s about waking up every morning with the assurance that the Creator of the Universe is watching over you.  It touches on the idea that, even when you don’t know what your next steps are to be, you know you walk with the One who is omniscient and omnipresent.

     Big theological words for sure – the kind you need a Thesaurus for – but it all boils down to this.  You are never alone.

     The stock market goes up and down; your IRA might look a little thin these days; pink slips and job changes come and go; and retirement?  Retirement is just wishful thinking for a lot of people.

     But God doesn’t change, nor does His love for you.

     So dare to live abundantly.  Dare to step out in faith.  Know that while your days may not always be easy, they are not lived out in obscurity or insecurity.

     Because ultimately – there is no greater security than being a child of God.


Prayer: Lord, help me to rest in the abundance of your love.  AMEN.



















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