FreerangeFriday: Noticing the Abundance of God

by Lilly Lewin

by Lilly Lewin

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the skies.
6 Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.
7 How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
8 They feast on the abundance of your house;
you give them drink from your river of delights.
9 For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light. Psalm 36

I didn’t grow up with the idea of the abundance of God…
I grew up with the fear of not enough ….
When you have the fear of not enough you cannot relax.
You live on high alert and you worry and compare yourself with other people.
It leads to anger that someone might have more than you do.

What if life isn’t a competition?
What if in the economy of God there is always enough?

What if we shared from all the abundance we’ve been given and if we take time to notice the gifts rather than the lack of things in our lives?
How different would we live? How different would we feel?

I have a developed a spiritual practice of noticing the gifts I call
“ Kitchen Counter Still Life”
I let the Holy Spirit speak to me through the simple things I find in my kitchen or around it. And use this as a springboard for prayer.

This week I bought some amazing blueberries …not only were they large, they tasted like REAL blueberries!
They tasted like summer and all the goodness of it!
These simple blueberries reminded me of the abundance of God! The abundant goodness in life.


Can you spot the Pitchers?

I also have open shelving in my kitchen that I like to decorate for the different seasons. In summer, I have a sunflower theme throughout my open plan kitchen/ living room/lounge area. A few things do not change with the seasonal decor. And that is the abundance of PITCHERS on these shelves! From where I sit writing, I can see five different water pitchers and a lovely enamel tea kettle! These are VISUAL reminders to me of the ABUNDANCE of GOD! I want to catch and receive that ABUNDANCE and LIVE in it rather than living in the land of NOT ENOUGH!

What reminds you of the ABUNDANCE of GOD?

It might be the abundant harvest from your garden, a fresh cut bouquet of flowers, or picking berries at a local field.
Take some time to consider how you are living in the land of not enough and how you can practice living in the land of GOD’s ABUNDANCE this week.


Receive the Abundance!

Put out a PITCHER as a reminder that Jesus wants to fill your life with Good Things! Jesus came that we might have LIFE and have it in ABUNDANCE!

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. JESUS

©lillylewin and

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