One particular of God’s attributes I do not normally hear taught on is his generosity.
We teach about God’s sovereignty and holiness, his infinite energy, his omniscience, wisdom and appreciate. Of course, mainly because he is loving he is generous. But I have not heard several who have focused on God’s lavish generosity.
Of course I have taught and think that we must be generous mainly because our God is generous and will abundantly reward us when we are. But I have not heard several teachings about expecting God to be generous to us when we come to him with our desires and requests.
Our God is a lavish, overflowing, generous, bountiful, magnanimous God who loves to give very good gifts to his young children. He even blesses these who hate him with thousands of very good items. How considerably extra will he bless these he purchased with his Son’s valuable blood.
When we appear at his creation we can catch a glimpse of God’s overflowing, lavish nature.
He made billions of galaxies and stars. The sun, the moon, the planets…God didn’t build just a single straightforward type of star. He is more than-the-major creative…generous. The heavens declare the glory of God, such as his abundant, bountiful nature.
Appear at the earth. There are extra than 750 species of butterflies and 11,000 species of moths that have been recorded and several several extra out there however to be recorded. There are someplace more than 22,000 species of fish. There are more than 150 species of roses. I may have guessed six. Heck, there are 35,000 species of spiders in the globe. Feel about that, you who have arachnophobia.
And of course, the greatest most generous present our God has provided us is the present of his Son, Jesus Christ, who in the greatest act of generosity ever, poured out his blood to save us, and give us the infinitely amazing present of eternal life.
But when I pray, for some purpose I have to seriously fight to think that God is generous and lavish. So I require to remind myself on a typical basis that our God is benevolent and is just waiting to pour out his kindness upon me.
So right here are 20 Scriptures about God’s generosity for us to meditate on and get in touch with to thoughts, specially when we pray.
God is generous #1: God has blessed us in Christ with each and every spiritual blessing
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with each and every spiritual blessing in the heavenly areas, Ephesians 1:three
It is amazing beyond our imaginations that God saved us and forgave us. But God also adopted us as his personal young children, created us joint-heirs with Christ and blessed us with Each and every blessing of heaven.
God is generous #two: God has lavished his grace upon us
In him we have redemption via his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, Ephesians 1:7-eight
God didn’t give us a compact quantity of grace, but LAVISHED US with his grace out of his riches. He does not merely give us the grace of forgiveness, but offers us grace to know him, take pleasure in him, overcome sin, appreciate other individuals, and come to be like Christ, just to mention a handful of elements of his lavish grace.
God is generous #three: God richly offers all items for us to take pleasure in
Instruct these who are wealthy in the present age not to be conceited and not to place their hope in the uncertainty of wealth, but in God, who richly offers all items for us to take pleasure in. 1 Timothy six:17
What an wonderful God – he RICHLY offers ALL Factors for us to take pleasure in: Loved ones, mates, meals, sunsets, sports, art, music, delightful climate, books, laughter, films, rest, sleep…ALL Factors that we take pleasure in are gifts from God.
God is generous #four: Our Father offers very good items to these who ask
“Ask, and it will be provided to you seek, and you will uncover knock, and it will be opened to you. For everybody who asks receives, and the a single who seeks finds, and to the a single who knocks it will be opened. Or which a single of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give very good gifts to your young children, how considerably extra will your Father who is in heaven give very good items to these who ask him! Matthew 7:7-11
Our heavenly Father loves to give Superior Factors to us when we ask. Well being and healing are very good items. Our children’s salvation is a amazing factor. What very good factor do you want? Ask your Father in heaven.
God is generous #five: Our Father bestows favor, honor, and each and every very good factor
For the LORD God is a sun and shield the LORD bestows favor and honor. No very good factor does he withhold from these who stroll uprightly. Psalm 84:11
Our Father is a vibrant shining, hope-providing sun and a protector, our shield. He bestows his personal favor and honor on us, and loves to fill our lives with very good items, specially spiritual very good items, like hope, joy, and peace.
God is generous #six: Our Father graciously offers us all items
He who did not spare his personal Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all items? Romans eight:32
If God would do the major factor, give his personal Son for us, would he withhold any lesser factor? No! He will, “also with him GRACIOUSLY give us all items.” If he gave us Jesus, will he not provide a job? Will he not give us wisdom and lead us?
God is generous #7 Our Father offers us each and every very good present
Each and every very good present and each and every ideal present is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to modify. James 1:17
Each and every very good and ideal present comes from our Father. And he does not modify. He wouldn’t give us this stunning globe and send his Son to save us, then modify and quit providing us very good gifts.
God is generous #eight: Our Father has abundant goodness stored up for us
Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for these who worry you and worked for these who take refuge in you, in the sight of the young children of mankind! Psalm 31.19
This is a single of my favourite verses. God has ABUNDANT GOODNESS stored up for us. Bags and bags of grace he is just waiting to pour out on us. We can appear forward to the future, for he has blessings STORED UP for us.
God is generous #9: Our Father desires our joy to be complete
In that day you will ask practically nothing of me. Definitely, genuinely, I say to you, what ever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Till now you have asked practically nothing in my name. Ask, and you will obtain, that your joy may well be complete. John 16:23-24
I appreciate to see my young children joyful. How considerably extra does our Father, the fountain of joy, appreciate to see us complete of joy. So he tells us to ask him for what ever we want. This previous winter I began asking God to assist me appreciate winter, and he helped me a lot. I’m not a skier however, but I’m going to hold asking him to assist me appreciate winter.
God is generous #10: God loves to satisfy us with his goodness
Blessed is the a single you decide on and bring close to, to dwell in your courts! We shall be happy with the goodness of your residence, the holiness of your temple! Psalm 65:four
Who does not want to be happy in life? God desires that you and I be happy in him, with his goodness, in who he is. He will assist us be content material in all situations.
God is generous #11: God enriches us in each and every way that we may be generous
You will be enriched in each and every way to be generous in each and every way, which via us will create thanksgiving to God. two Cor 9:11
Just as God is generous, he will enrich us to be generous, so that thanks will rise to him. I think God’s guarantee that providing brings even extra joy than getting. God is so generous he desires us to know the joy he has in blessing other individuals.
God is generous #12: God tends to make us spiritually wealthy via Jesus
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that even though he was wealthy, however for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty may come to be wealthy.
If we have Jesus, we are wealthy beyond our wildest imaginations. We do not require this globe to satisfy us, mainly because we have riches of forgiveness and joy and figuring out God. And someday we will take pleasure in riches we cannot even envision in heaven.
God is generous #13: If God saved us, how considerably extra will he give us each and every other blessing
I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. Psalm 81:10
God told Israel, “If I did the major factor, delivering you from Egypt, then ask me to do lesser items, like supply for you. Open your mouth wide – ask me for something, ask me for major items, ask me for all you require – and I will fill it. I will answer your prayers.”
God is generous #14: God is our ultimate joy, but he loves to bless us with our hearts’ desires
Delight oneself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:four
When our deepest want is to know and appreciate Jesus, of course he will fulfill these desires. And our God is so generous, he will give us the ultimate desires of our hearts, like our children’s salvation.
God is generous #15: God rewards these who seek him
And devoid of faith it is not possible to please him, for whoever would draw close to to God have to think that he exists and that he rewards these who seek him. Hebrews 11:six
I normally remind myself that God is a rewarder of these who seek him. Particularly mainly because my prayers so normally really feel weak. God does not say he rewards these who pray the most outstanding effective prayers. He promises to reward these who seek him in their weakness. We seek him mainly because we require him, not mainly because we are effective. Our generous God rewards the weak who come to him.
God is generous #16: God tends to make ALL grace ABOUND to us, that we may abound
And God is capable to make all grace abound to you, so that obtaining all sufficiency in all items at all instances, you may well abound in each and every very good perform.
God does not merely give us sufficient grace to barely get by, he offers us grace to abound. Oh how abundant is your goodness which you have stored up….
God is generous #17: God promises us a joyful harvest for our prayers and our perform for him
These who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come dwelling with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him. Psalm 126:five-six
A farmer plants seeds. Tiny, insignificant, unimpressive seeds. But God causes tiny seeds to create an outstanding harvest. Seeds turn into sheaves. Hold praying to our generous lavish God, even when you pray with tears. And do not give up, mainly because:
And let us not develop weary of undertaking very good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians six:9
God is generous #18: God pours out his wisdom generously
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who offers generously to all devoid of reproach, and it will be provided him. James 1:five
I require God’s wisdom for my life. I require his guidance and path. I’m so grateful he promises to pour out wisdom on his young children. God does not leave us guessing when we ask for path, but he counsels us with his eye upon us (Psalm 32:eight).
God is generous #19: God supplies all our desires out of his riches
And my God will provide each and every require of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians four:19
God is wealthy. And he promises to provide our Each and every Have to have, not just some of our desires, but Each and every Have to have, out of his riches.
God is generous #20: God desires us to “feast” upon him and his abundance
How valuable is your steadfast appreciate, O God! The young children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your residence, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. Psalm 36:7-eight
Our life in Jesus is to be a feast, a continual drinking from the river of delights, Jesus himself. And someday we will will dine with Jesus and the saints at the wedding feast of the Lamb.
Our God is so lavish and generous! Let us trust him, seek him, rejoice in him, and imitate him!