“God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8, NIV).
To overthrow the great hosts of darkness that currently rules the world’s financial institutions, and to overturn the ungodly tide of greed that leaves devastation in its wake — we begin with a single, undeniable and indisputable truth: God is able.
“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” God asked.
And Jeremiah gives our answer, “Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee” (see Jer. 32:17, and 27).
God is able. Never loose sight of this one truth. Especially in the face of growing economic uncertainty. For if you shift your focus from God’s power and faithfulness and begin to stare in fear at the world’s collapsing economies – you will shut your heart and stop the flow of God’s blessings to and through your life to others.
“God is able,” Paul tells us, “to make all grace abound to you.” This is profound. The Lord said to Paul, “My grace is sufficient.” And Paul is telling us that God is able to make that sufficiency abound in our lives. And then he shows us what that means – “in all things at all times having all that you need.”
Seriously? Isn’t that basically what we are all looking to obtain? An old Scottish preacher said, “Peace is the possession of adequate resource.” This is precisely what the Lord is providing us: Grace and Peace.
And the purpose of this abundant provision is that we become vessels of generosity toward others. Paul tells us that God is able to make all grace abound to us “so that you will abound in every good work.”
God wants to bless us in order to make us a blessing to others. If you are not interested in becoming a blessing to others, God is not interested in blessing you.
He is looking for those with generous hearts, for only they will hold with open hands the great bounty of His abundant blessings; only they will prove trustworthy in a day of rampant greed, and will turn the flow from selfishness to service of others.
God is able. The question now is, Are you willing?