“Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy” (I Timothy 6:17).
Many people see God as one who puts others to grief. They think that God refines us by subjecting us to various harassments, difficulties and losses. They keep on saying that they are being tested as was Job done. Because of this, they are not able to receive the fullness of the blessings which God gives.
It is true that you will have sufferings and tribulations in the world. But at the same time, God has promised many good things also. More than the people of the world, God is eagerly waiting to elevate His children and bless them profusely. When God blesses you that way, you have to receive them happily and excel in your life in the world and spiritual life as well. You should receive all the heavenly blessings. Paul the Apostle said, “I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased and I know how to abound” (Philippians 4:11, 12).
How greatly God loved you and created the world! He has created the sun, the moon, along with good climatic conditions, varieties of fruits, trees and other plants. He, as a loving Heavenly Father, shows compassion to his children Apart from that He, being a living God endows us with all affluent things to enjoy.
You can look at Him and call Him “Abba, Father” open-mindedly. You can frankly tell Him about your requirements and receive precious blessings from Him. Whosoever pleads, receives. If you ask with faith, you will definitely receive God’s fullness of blessings.
What is God’s wish? It is neither His will nor wish that you should suffer from shortfalls and lead an impecunious life. God’s will is what follows. “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers” (III John 1:2).
So ask for your requirements of the day from God who is one to give in full. Do you want the debt problems to change? Do you want your children to be elevated in their lives? Do you want to be accommodated in a good job? Do you want to be filled with the gifts of the Spirit and grace? Do you want to gain souls in plenty for God? Ask God who gives in fullness.
To meditate: “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work” (II Corinthians 9:8).