We all like the thought of an abundance of good things. And God has promised an abundance of several good things, let's see what they are.
Abundance of joy: Psalms 36:8 "They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures." I am sure it is speaking of the spiritual growth of our house and the rivers of pleasure is the abundance of pleasures that He has for us.
Abundant life: John 10:10 "The thief cometh not but to steal and kill and to destroy; I am come that they might have life, that they might have it more abundantly." Jesus death on the cross was that we might have life more abundantly, spiritual life and all the other blessings come because of our spiritual life that He has given us.
Abundant Grace: 2 Corinthians 9:8 "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work." He is will to supply all grace to us abundantly as our need requires
Abundant Power: Ephesians 3:20 "Now unto that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us." Remember, we talked about this power that works in us being the Holy Spirit and the way we receive the Holy Spirit is to ask for it and He will supply this need abundantly too as we follow on to know the Lord.
Abundant Supplies: Philippians 4:19 " But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Anything that is important to our Christian growth or to the necessities of life He is willing to supply according to His riches in glory.
Abundant Entrance: 2 Peter 1:11 "For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the ever-lasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." I am sure that we all want an abundant entrance into His heavenly kingdom.
If you have been reading this blog on a regular basis, you know the answers to a lot of questions that pop up in our minds as to how we might avail ourselves of His promises and enjoy the pleasures of a Christian life.
There are also pleasures of sin but they only last for a season (Hebrews 11:2). Eternal life lasts forever and ever and the pleasures are forever more. That is hard for us here to comprehend living for eternity and having the good pleasures of a sinless live forever and ever. I am really looking forward to that, I know my time on this earth is coming to an end but we are promised if we live for Him, He will grant us a home with Him when He comes to claim His own. I think we should talk about this one of these days, I think it would help us in our daily walk with Him if we understand our future. Maybe tomorrow would be a good time to discuss this. So see you tomorrow and I do hope you are growing in Christ each day. Grandma Joan