Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Bountiful Eye

“Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:9‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The blessing of God is promised to those who see abundance, who give abundantly, and who do not let the miserly spirit of the age encroach uponthe generousity of Spirit that they have received from their God. Those of us who have received much from our God, who recognize that we are rich in this life because God has blessed us with His gracious provision, need to live with an eye that sees the riches of heaven as our inheritance. While others contemplate the crumbs of their lives, and see only their needs, we have a Shepherd who supplies all that we need. “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall lack no good thing...” Ps 23.1

As we find this generosity in our mind, as we envision each day with the possibility to give, we become the conduit through which God himself meets the needs of the hurting and broken. Too often we buy the lie that abundance comes through hoarding what comes through our fingers. Living with a generous purpose helps us to be more easily blessed by the God who “ sees what we do in secret”.

The New Testament says it like this...“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

God give us bountiful eyes!