I entered another powerful moment during some meditation time this week while going through Jesus Calling. The small devotional thought did a good job of reminding where abundances not only comes from, but what it is. We equate abundance with stuff, things & wealth…when it is really far beyond such tangible and temporal things. Take a moment and slowly chew on the following:
Fear of man will prove to be a snare,
but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe Proverbs 29:25
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
Living in dependence on Me is the way to enjoy abundant life. You are learning to appreciate tough times, because they amplify your awareness of My Presence. Tasks that you used to dread are becoming rich opportunities to enjoy My closeness. When you feel tired, you remember that I am your Strength; you take pleasure in leaning on Me. I am pleased by your tendency to turn to Me more and more frequently, especially when you are alone.
When you are with other people, you often lose sight of My Presence. Your fear of displeasing people puts you in bondage to them, and they become your primary focus. When you realize that this has happened, whisper My Name; this tiny act of trust brings Me to the forefront of your consciousness, where I belong. As you bask in the blessing of My nearness, My life can flow through you to others. This is abundant life!
*taken from the book Jesus Calling by Sarah Young*