And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:8
The widow saw a handful of flour and a little oil. Peter saw the crashing waves. Moses and the Israelites saw the sea before them and the Egyptian army rushing toward them. The disciples saw five loaves and two fish. What challenges and circumstances do you see? When we only depend on our eyesight to show us reality, we forget the invisible. We forget God.
If we could see God, His angels, and His vast reach and power—we would never fear. If we could see His abundance, compassion, and kindness, we would never hoard and give in to thinking there was not enough. Not only has God promised to be with us each day on earth, He has prepared a place for us in heaven. Relaxing into this promise brings peace and contentment. God not only provides the minimum for us but delights in giving us more so that we can share with others. The man who welcomed the children, forgave Peter’s denial, and fed the five thousand gently beckons us to Himself. We too can have His abundance for every good work.
Christians have a dual citizenship—on earth and in heaven—and our citizenship in heaven ought to make us better people here on earth.
Warren W. Wiersbe
Recommended Reading: Mark 6:30-44