“We can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives by the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 5:5 Msg)
What father does not want to give their child good things? What father does not wish they were able to give more? We, as earthly parents, delight in blessing our children. We want the best for them, and because of our love for them, would do most anything to protect them.
If we, as earthly parents, are like this, how much more is our Father in heaven? In the Word it says that it is His good pleasure to give us the Kingdom. He finds pleasure in giving to us! He desires to give us everything we need and more, and in truth, He has. We just need to receive it!
We are so blessed as children of God. We need to understand what we really have in Him. Through Him , we have a full and abundant life. We have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in Heavenly places. We have everything we need for life and godliness. We have everything in the Kingdom – life, provision, healing and protection. We have been given many great and precious promises, which in Him are “yes and amen.” I could go on and on.
God, the Father, wants to give all of this to you and more. He wants this coming year to be a year of blessing and abundance. He not only wants to meet all of your needs, but He also wants to give you the desires of your heart, as you delight in Him. That is the key – to delight in Him.
So may 2012 be a year of blessing and abundance and the fulfillment of desires, as of yet unfulfilled, as you make this a year when, above all, your delight is in Him, who knows you, unreservedly, who loves you, unconditionally and who blesses you, undeservedly.
The greatest thing we can give to Him is our hearts – our love, our adoration. That is what He desires and deserves above all – love, intimacy, relationship with the ones He gave His all for.
May this be a year of focus on just that. Not just serving Him, but loving Him with all our heart, mind and strength. What better way to serve Him, than to love Him?