Perspectives

A different look at every day issues.

The Abundance Code

If you want to get someone's attention, start talking about abundant living. While that topic has seen its share of misapplication, it is a basic tenet of God's provision for his children to live in fulfillment and satisfaction.

It is hard to calculate the effect of God's blessing. To some, it is financial accumulation. To others it is simply a life in which he/she lives within an abundance of relationships and the security they produce.

During the course of my marriage (and adult life) we've experienced both lack and abundance. We've experienced loss and we've experienced financial gain. Through it all, we have gained perspective as to what real wealth is and what it is not.

I admit to a time when I actually tried to leave ministry because of financial lack and the frustration of having to tell my sons that I couldn't afford the things their friends freely enjoyed. If a well-paying job would have become available, I might have jumped ship and left the ministry. However, deep down I knew that God had a plan that, if I stayed the course, I would become the person He was developing through hard times. 
He was right. Today I can say that I am rich--not in coin or currency, but in sound relationships and good health. God has afforded my wife and I a good life in which we have no sorrow from having made foolish decisions.

Yes, it is an abundant life--a GOOD life, thanks to a loving Father!


Proverbs 10:22
"The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and he adds no sorrow with it."