increase

provision

!!!!!MORE!!!!!!

Our culture tells us that “more” isn’t enough.  We need more money, more time, more status, more popularity, more followers, more friends, more activities, more education, more clothes, more muscles, more fitness, more image, more contacts, more influence, . . . . . . . I’ve been thinking about “more” in light of what the Bible says about the demands of our culture for more & increased provisions.

In the Bible, God is revealed as God our Provider / Provision in Genesis 22, when Abraham discovers the “ram in the thicket” as he’s about to sacrifice his son Isaac.  Our culture thoroughly affirms the truth that God is our Provider and we revel in experiencing God’s provisions (in an already abundant country).  But Abraham’s journey to experience God as his Provider was on the path of sacrifice.  The whole journey that ended up with Abraham experiencing God’s provisions was the preparation and journey of obedience & sacrifice.  Maybe what we really need is more sacrifice 🙂

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too much of a good thing

What’s your favorite food or activity?  Have you ever had too much of something that is your favorite?  We’ve probably all had this experience sometime in our childhood where we kind of overdosed on something that we really liked – teaching us the valuable lesson of moderation.

When it comes to Jesus, however, I don’t think that moderation is the best decision.  In actual truth, I think that our humanity is perfectly designed to absorb & integrate more of Jesus than we can possibly imagine.  We’ve got plenty of humanity but not enough Jesus 🙂

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