Recently while worshiping and running, I saw God put a very colorful coat on me. I immediately thought of Joseph and the special coat of many colors that his father gave him. I knew God was trying to say something to me.
As I pressed into that vision I realized He was showing me His delight! The gift Joseph’s father gave him was an extravagant demonstration of his love. It was totally unnecessary. That made it so much more special.
I see myself, and hopefully you too, entering a season where we see God pour out abundant love on us! I believe as you continue to walk out this devotional process, it will begin to look like healing and extravagant blessing! When I started writing these I had no idea what direction it would take, but now it seems apparent that God desires this to be a walk into healing and wholeness and identity.
Did you know that God is a god of more than enough?! Jesus walked in abundance His whole ministry….Not because He had a ton of money or time, but because He was always certain that no matter what His circumstances appeared to be, God would without fail provide all that He needed!
In fact, I am always stunned when I read the story of the loaves and fish, and realize that not only did God provide for that one meal, but countless others because He gave them leftovers!! How awesome is that? When Jesus needed tax money, He simply sent a disciple to take it from a fishes mouth! What?! How crazy abundant is that?!
The God I know will provide exceedingly abundantly more than I could ever ask or imagine, and He loves to give extras! Those special kisses that are unnecessary, but most impactful.
I challenge you today to thank God for His abundance in your life. Even if you are in a time that feels like lack, I bet if you really looked around you would find evidence of His abundance in some way. I think we often overlook things that are really blessings straight from Heaven. Gifts straight from the Father’s heart to ours.
God, thank You for being a God of abundance! Thank You for Your extravagant love. Thank You for this new season of extra abundance where I will see Your delight over me more than ever before. I give You all glory and honor and praise forever all my days. In Jesus name, Amen.
Now Jacob loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made a richly ornamented robe for him. Genesis 37:3
Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near. Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do. Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.” One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?” Then Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So, the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.” Therefore, they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten. John 6:4-13
When they had come to Capernaum, those who received the temple tax came to Peter and said, “Does your Teacher not pay the temple tax?” He said, “Yes.” And when he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take customs or taxes, from their sons or from strangers?” Peter said to Him, “From strangers.” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free. Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money, take that and give it to them for Me and you.” Matthew 17:24-27