Battling a spirit of scarcity…


Psalm 37:25 I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.  26 They are ever giving liberally and lending, and their children become a blessing. 

This is a great image of God’s provision. And those of us receiving from God have enough to be generous, “giving liberally and lending”. That said, it amazes me how often I’m tempted to act out of scarcity – to hold tight to what I have because I think I might not have enough. I’m convinced the enemy of God whispers such things into our consciousness all the time.

I was talking with a dear friend on this very topic not long ago. She told me that, when scarcity starts to creep into her consciousness, she simply gives away some of what she has. And the voices of scarcity usually subside. In essence, giving to others is a form of spiritual warfare, battling scarcity with abundance.

Lord, give us hearts that embrace the opportunities we have to give. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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