God is the God of abundance. I know this, and if you read my Sunday blog posts, then you know this also. But, what is abundance? What does that mean? What does it mean for my life?

According to Merriam-Webster, abundance means an ample quantity or a relative degree of plentifulness. Yes, please, I’ll take a double portion of abundance! Here are some words that we can associate with abundance.

basketful, boatload, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, fistful, gobs, heap, a lot, mass, much, oodles, pack, passel, pile, plentiful, plenty, potful, profusion, quantity, slew, ton, truckload, wad, wealth, affluence, bounty, myriad, plethora, profusion, prosperity,riches, wealth, ampleness, fortune, opulence, prosperousness, thriving

Did you look at those words? THOSE are words and things that God wants to give us. Our Lord delights in giving to us, and He wants the very best for us. Do these words make you feel excited at what the Lord wants for your life?

That is what the Lord wants to give to you, but what are you expecting from the Lord? What are you willing to ask the Lord to give to you? Do you have the faith to ask?

In the past, I have been guilty of thinking that the Lord “knows” what I want, so I don’t want to “bother” him by asking. Or, I have said to myself, “the Lord knows what is best for me, so He will give me what I need.” Yes, the Lord does know what I want, and He does know what I need. However, there are a few verses in the Bible that tells me that even though the Lord already knows, He wants “me” to ask for His blessings.

John 15:7

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

Matthew 7:11

11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

James 1:5-8

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

John 16:23-14

23 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.

A brand New Year has been gifted to you by the Lord. It is now time for you to ask God to bless you abundantly. He longs to give to you. He longs to bless you. It is up to you to “ask” and then you must have the “faith” to “believe” that the Lord is capable of doing even more than you ask.

Have A Blessed Day!

 

 

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23 Comments

  1. Pat McCauley Reply

    Just started following you Tania as I find your sense of fashion wonderful and inspiring and having just turned 60 and having lost a lot of weight, 45 lbs, I need help! But when I read this first post and found out you are also a believer in Christ I was thrilled, thanks for your message, bless you.

    • Tania Reply

      Pat, I am so happy to welcome you to my blog. You are an inspiration to a lot of us who are struggling to keep our weight in check. I am glad that you love my Sunday posts, they are my favorite. I truly believe the Lord has blessed this blog because He wants His message spread and He is using me (I feel humbled) as a tool.

    • Tania Reply

      I hope you have HUGE expectations for the coming year, Karyn.

  2. First thing l do is read your blog, next thing l know, lam getting out of bed with a smile

  3. This one hit home today. I usually feel that I shouldn’t ask God for things. That it is greedy or somehow not right. But I think it’s because I lack the faith to believe that He wants to bless me or that I’m not worthy. It’s not material things I need but his guidance, wisdom and direction and even those I’m afraid to ask for. The verses you cited help me see that it’s ok to go to Him with a humble heart and ask for just those things I need. And for the past few months I’ve been needing those and more but not asking and not believing enough. What a blessing this post is today. And I didn’t even ask for it. Amen.

  4. A really great thing to remember is God wants to be in the “little things” of our lives. And as Priscilla Shirer says He will go beyond, beyond anything we can think or imagine if we just have faith and ask. What an AWESOME God!!

  5. God wants us to ask him to provide what we need because it reminds us that are dependent on him for everything in our lives. Everything we need is dependent on him. When we ask it reminds us of our dependence.

  6. I just found your blog and I am delighted. The topic of abundance is a great one! I am praying to see abundance in my peace of mind, willingness to serve others, joy in the good others find when I am at a loss, and love for those I don’t find loving or lovable in some way. I think if I am living that abundance which I must have has His/Her! child, all the needs will be met.
    Thanks for encouraging such a lovely sharing.

  7. annie vanderven Reply

    I think he also said “ask and you shall receive” it may not be what we want at the time, but I also say it is in your hands and leave it to Him.

  8. Thank you Tania! I tuly needed that reminder! Have a blessed week and thank you for honest sharing and spiritual wisdom! God bless!

  9. James 1:5-8! I use this one all the time at work! Thanks for sharing!!

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