God is so big. So much bigger than we can think. And He wants to bless us more than we know. The Bible says in Matthew 7:11 that just as a father wants to give good gifts to his children, how much more does God almighty want to bless those that serve Him? Sometimes His goodness just astounds me.
I believe, with every fiber of my being, in the concept of seed-time and harvest. It is woven into my very fabric. And I’m not talking about just money, although I know that works and have seen it work for 38 years. But I am talking about reaping what you sow in other areas. When you sow love, acceptance, forgiveness, hope, or joy, you are rewarded with those things multiplied back to you. You may not even remember giving that hug to someone, or passing along that smile, but the eternal rolls in heaven keep records. Let me tell you, I have seen them come to pass in my own life in astounding ways. God amazes me.
I was praying the other day, I was asking God to honor His Word, (which He always does when we do our part,) I was reminding Him of His promises to me, and I was actively expecting a harvest on some seed that I had sown. He blessed me back in a way that had never occurred to me. He blessed me so much, I was flabbergasted. There’s no other word for it, He absolutely flabbergasted me. It made me think of that scripture in Ephesians 3:20 that says He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think. I’ve read that so many times but it struck me in a new way when I watched God do something for me that was abundantly above what I asked, or even what I could think!
God is so much bigger than our little minds can grasp. He can bless us in ways that never occur to us. That’s exactly what He did for me. God sent something into my life that just melted my heart. It made me smile until my cheeks hurt.
God can give bigger than we can imagine! But we have to put ourselves in a position to receive those blessings. We have to keep an eye out for them, we have to actively expect them, we have to thank Him for them, and we have to keep our hearts right. His blessings can stretch us and require something from us. Sometimes He wants to give us something that’s bigger than we were expecting and we may need to broaden our mind before we can receive it and enjoy it. Speaking from experience, His blessings can make us have to step up to another level. But you know what? That’s OK, I always need to be moving up level after level. Life is not about regression, it’s about advancement.
So as we begin the last big week of school before the kiddies are out for Christmas break, (Oh, hallelujah) I am going to keep an attitude of expectancy for God to bring good things into my life. I am going to thank Him for His many, many blessings and I am going to share those blessings with others, knowing that when I do my part, God always does His.