The Nature of God

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Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in Heaven give good things to those who ask Him! Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them… Matthew 7:10-12.

I’ve heard people talk about God as if they know Him. They say things like, “If it’s Gods will to heal me, I’ll be healed.” But if they knew the nature of God and the Word of God, they would know that He made provision for Your healing. He sent His Word (Jesus) and healed you of all sickness. He took all your diseases on His body at the cross so you could walk in healing. Our part is to believe it! Receive it! Plant the word, work the word and reap the harvest.

God wants us to know Him as a giving God. He doesn’t hold on with a death grip like we do when He asks us to give something.  The words, ‘How much more’, is a question that begs for an answer. It’s my experience that if I seek to out give God, it’s impossible to do because it just keeps multiplying and coming back in superabundance.

God calculates our seed differently. He has his own mega calculator and we haven’t quite figured it out yet. One thing I do know, He loves a cheerful giver, so when I give, I put a smile on my face because I know the harvest attached to that seed. You need to give like you have an endless supply, because you do.

Father, by Your very nature You are generous. You love to lavish gifts on your children just as we do ours. You see our heart attitudes and bless accordingly. When we try to match Your love, You heap more on us. When we try to out give You, You show off Your riches. Thank You for hearing and answering me. May I reflect Your nature today. Amen

 

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