Summary: We are made more than over-comers we are the head and not the tail!
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2 Corinthians 9:8--And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
2 Corinthians 3:5 --Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
Philippians 4:19--But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
“Commitment by Faith in God’s Provision”
Do you ever feel inadequate to handle the demands of life?
Do you feel that your strength is gone?
Do you feel that you are just barely getting by financially, and that you have so little to give?
God’s grace toward us is like a fountain of living water. Such a fountain has a never ending source of water. Someone who has a fountain has an all-sufficient supply of water. You have a never ending water supply. That well is tapped to a deep spring. Even during the driest times, we should never run out of water. Then from that fountain of living water we can do much good.
God’s grace is like that. You can never exhaust God’s grace. And out of the all sufficiency of His grace, we have all the resources we need to do every good work. Eph. 2:10 says that we are “created in Christ Jesus for good works….” Tit 2:14 says that Christ redeemed us that we might be “zealous for good works.” God does not just demand that we produce good works; He enables us to do good works out of the resources of His grace.
Do you get tired? Discouraged? Bummed out?
1 Corinthians 15:58 --Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
ABOUNDING...ABUNDANCE...ENRICHED RUNNING OVER GUSHING
God's desire is that we are abounding AND in abundance....with EVERYTHING that HEAVEN has to offer....abounding where ITS GUSHING out touching everyone around us....He has ENRICHED us in EVERY way!!!
Going to the Greek on these words really brings it into perspective!!!
Abounding--(Bruo)--to abound, gush forth
Colossians 2:7 --Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Abundance--(Pleroo)--to make full, to fill up, i.e. to fill to the full to cause to abound, to furnish or supply liberally I abound, I am liberally supplied to render full