Psalm 115:14 May the Lord give you increase, you and your children!
What needs to increase for you? Is it financial security? It is faith? Perhaps it is self esteem or confidence. It probably isn’t your hips or waistline.
Whatever we are lacking, whatever we feel less than adequate about, whatever we think we have too little of to make a difference, God can give in abundance. However, He may not give it to us all at once. And that is a good thing because we wouldn’t know how to handle such a massive change. Like a kid who eats his whole birthday cake in one sitting, we’d groan with anguish trying to digest all He plopped down in front of us. It would not be in our best interest or much of a benefit to us. Most likely greed and selfishness would prevail, and gluttony. So, like the wise parent He is, God doles out bits and pieces, allowing us to savor the goodness of His blessings.
What increase do you need? How grateful are you for what He has already given? His mercies are new every morning. He gave you life today, again. Teach your children as you teach yourself to have a grateful attitude, to look for the ways God is lavishing His blessings upon you no matter what the circumstances. He so wants to give us increase, but that requires trust on your part, and mine. Trust that He will provide whatever we lack, if we turn to Him and use it for His glory and not our selfish gains. Maybe that is the first thing we all need from the increase department.
For forty years He gave a wandering nation food, water, protection and light. He didn’t let their shoes wear out or their clothes become ragged. Will He not do the same for each of us, His children whom He loves so dearly?