October 17, 2008
"Give and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you." - Jesus, Luke 6:38
Who doesn’t salivate at Jesus' word picture of abundance? Yes, bring it on!
But I wonder how often I don’t recognize the abundance I already have.
We have an abundance of food in our freezer and a well-stocked pantry
We have an abundance of books (this bookshelf x about 5).
I have an abundance of clothes.
We have an abundance of good memories in shelf-fulls of photo albums and many more photos in boxes and on computer disks.
We have an abundance of CDs (these are just the ones in my office).
I have an abundance of pens, pencils and paper.
I have an abundance of Bibles (many more than this!)
You get the picture?
I think this "good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over" has already hit me in many areas of my life. I think what I'm needing most now is an abundance of thanks!