“Thou crownest the year with thy goodness.”
I personally have earned very little income by the worlds standard in last few months, and I have a son to raise too! But at same time I have found I have oh so much to be thankful for. My God has truly supplied our “needs”.
Why then when I have all the blessings available have I struggled??
The answer comes back to me, to learn something… That My church learns to be content and thankful in a little, and find it a joy to live simply…. That others might simply live!
In Acts that is how I see the church develop by giving (Acts 2:45)… that is love in action. Love is an action not a feeling…. All love originated from and is initiated by God.(1John 4:8 ) And is manifested in every promise to us, and also then works through “us” to reach the world. Think on it. It is “In Him” …that ALL your years are crowned with thy goodness! Because in Him ALL the promises of God are yes and Amen!
2Cor1:20Nasb- “For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.”… Are YOU truly IN Him? “abiding” and “remaining” … Yes..Then they are yours ! And all your needs are met by His riches in glory by Him! ( Philippians 4:19 )
But “we” must Trust Him = Obey Him , as “We” Christians always have a choice (Deut 28:2, John 14:23-24 ) …And He will then always open doors of opportunity for you “here” as the windows of heaven over you are opened by Him there! For blessings to be poured out to crown you and your year with goodness! ‘In Him’ “we” are a nation of kings and priest…Rev 5:10Kjv-” And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” ..
The question is do you chose to live IN Him…do YOU “remain” in Him… For His love to flow through you as He intended…That your concern here is not how blessed you are seen…but that you are seen and recognized as blessed to be a blessing to others; Like your Father a King who has everything, YOU are given the opportunity to do the same as His child.. Think on it. And Imitate Him!( Eph5:1 ); And recognize that God gives you gifts to “use” for Him, each of us differing. But they are also part of His planned ways (Eph 2:10) That He makes “us”, designed us to make us able to be paid, to met our needs and still fulfil our calling…to use our gifts for Him in the lives of others. That He is glorified! We each earn through a different means…we each stand in the body in different places, and we are all called to that place…and He knows what each of us need before we ask.( Mat 6:8 ) …and If we live simply, faithfully, so we can have more than we need…we’ll have more to give.
The question is…do YOU… abide “remain” in Him and His word? It is interesting how many times Jesus said abide in or remain in Him ‘and’ His word… It is a choice. John 15:7Nasb- “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”… You just might want to study that word and see all the verses that say… we have a choice to remain in…. abide in. And many verses start with that powerful little word.”if”. Yes “We” are blessed to be a blessing… “if” we remain and abide in Him. That is Freewill….. “we” as Christians always have freewill or it’s not love. Love is always about making a right choice and acting on it.. so that love is seen, not just heard. After all by our love ALL men will know we are HIS disciples “if” you have love….for another.( John 13:35 )
Might want to look at amplified bible too, it is great resource to use in study of the word to build your “understanding”. John 15:7Amp- “If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.” … Be Blessed then act like it..and bless another..That’s Love. It is about the other. (1Cor 13:4-7)…So seek first the Kingdom of God and His right living with right actions (See Mat 6:33 See also Amp)… To clearly follow the narrow road, and ‘remain’, ‘continue’ ‘stay’ in the light! (Psalm 119:105)