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God Gives More

“When the men of Judah came to the place that overlooks the desert and looked toward the vast army, they saw only dead bodies lying on the ground; no one had escaped. So Jehoshaphat and his men went to carry off their plunder, and they found among them a great amount of equipment and clothing and also articles of value—more than they could take away. There was so much plunder that it took three days to collect it.”

– 2 Chronicles 20:24,25

As we wrap up our discussion about Jehoshaphat and the victory God granted the nation of Judah under his reign, I want to leave us with one final thought — when we wait for Him, the Lord always gives us more. Not only does He fight our battles so we remain safe, but He pours blessings into our lives lavishly. It’s interesting that when the Jewish soldiers arrived at the site where they were supposed to meet enemy troops, they didn’t only find them totally destroyed, but they found a “heaping helping” of plunder. They inherited thousands of dollars worth of stuff, and this made them even wealthier than they were before. You see, as much as it can be hard for us to accept, the end of this account affirms the fact that the Lord delights in giving to us bountifully. While many are uncomfortable with this idea, it’s important to remember that our Savior is the Creator of everything we see, so it’s within His right to share it. And because He has the heart of a loving father, He wants us to partake of the many blessings life has to offer. He has no problem with us having abundance— the issue is when we allow the gifts to impair our love for the Giver. If we steward wealth and favor in alignment with His priorities, He is glorified and the work of His Kingdom is multiplied.

My friend, it’s okay to enjoy Jesus’ more. He is not a God of scarcity — His heart is one of lavish blessings, and He is always willing to share them. He doesn’t have a problem with you enjoying prosperity; He simply asks you to seek His Kingdom first and trust Him to provide the rest. When you keep Him at the center of all that you do, He will consistently show up with excessive goodness that meets you at just the right time, and in just the right manner and measure.

Prayer


Jesus, help me to understand your heart of abundance so I can overcome any perception of lack.

Reflection


In your life, how and where do you invite God to give you more?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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