God’s Generosity 

I read this in one of my daily devotionals I receive via email. It’s called Daily Meditations, from the Henri Nouwen Society.

God is a god of abundance, not a god of scarcity.  Jesus reveals to us God’s abundance when he offers so much bread to the people that there are twelve large baskets with leftover scraps (see John 6:5-15), and when he makes his disciples catch so many fish that their boat nearly sinks (Luke 5:1-7). God doesn’t give us just enough. God gives us more than enough: more bread and fish than we can eat, more love than we dared to ask for.

God is a generous giver, but we can only see and enjoy God’s generosity when we love God with all of our hearts, minds, and strength. As long as we say, ‘I will love you, God, but first show me your generosity,’ we will remain distant from God and unable to experience what God truly wants to give us, which is life and life in abundance” (Henri Nouwen).

You really can never outgive God. I think John Piper is the one who said that God will never give up the glory of being the giver. I’m finding out every single day just how true that is.

As always, I believe. Help my unbelief.

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