Welcome to The Good Word for Today!
Scripture Lesson: Luke 9:14-17
14 For there were about 5,000 men there.Jesus replied, “Tell them to sit down in groups of about fifty each.” 15 So the people all sat down. 16 Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he kept giving the bread and fish to the disciples so they could distribute it to the people. 17 They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers!
A scarcity mindset suggests that for me to have more of something, someone else must have less.
That is not God’s approach to the human economy. God is a God of abundance, astounding abundance!
I really believe that there is never a scarcity of resources. There is, instead, a scarcity of faith, vision, and communication. For whenever women and men of faith trust in God’s purpose and then articulate that purpose persuasively, there is an abundance of blessing and resources!
What will you do today to make God’s world a more abundant, blessed place?
Prayer: “Lord, You are the God of extravagant generosity. Inspire me to trust enough in You to be extravagant with Your love and expectant of Your blessing. In Christ, Amen.”