In scripture the word “abounding” means to “overflow.” Today, lets look at three “abounding” Scriptures and see what we can learn: (1) Abounding iniquity. “Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (Mt 24:12). The word “iniquity” means “lawlessness.” Do you remember your life before you met Jesus? You had no boundaries. You were ruled by your own impulses. You’d go anywhere, do anything, and say whatever you pleased. Now, we’re not bringing up your past to make you feel bad, but to make you grateful and to show you how far God has brought you. And what was God’s solution to your sin problem? (2) Abounding grace. “Where sin abounded, grace abounded much more” (Ro 5:20 NKJV). God’s grace can not be earned or merited. And that’s a good thing, because we were all spiritually bankrupt. But as Martin Luther said, “The recognition of sin is the beginning of salvation.” It’s feeling bad about your sin that leads to feeling good about God’s grace. Do you remember the day Jesus found you, saved you, brought you into His family and showered you with His blessings? What should your response to such grace be? (3) Abounding in the work of the Lord. “Therefore my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” You were saved to serve! When you don’t, you’ll feel like a fish out of water. So pray, “Lord, today I give myself fully to You, to be used in your service as You see fit.”
In case you didn’t know, I have a facebook account, but I’m not surprised if you didn’t know, and actually sort of grateful because if you did know, you’d also know I don’t have much to do with it. 🙂 You’d think I was a snob at best, and a complete jerk at worst! Actually, I’m not either one. I’m just someone who for the life of me can’t seem to figure out how to use it. I made the page because so many of my relatives have made one, and I figured it would be a way for me to sort of keep track of what’s going on in their lives, but I just can’t seem to get the knack of it. I’ve always been a simple man (in more ways than one), and it just seems so complicated.
Recently, I thought I might give it another go. I’ve noticed that a lot of the blogs I look at are connected to facebook, so I thought I might give it another try. Now, I’m not so sure that’s a good idea. I like the idea of reaching more people with my writing, but I’m having the worst time trying to figure all the ins and out. Some of the posts I write are pretty long, so posting them wouldn’t be a good idea, would it? I’ve heard that you can reach a lot of people on facebook, but ……
I’m going to try so please be patient while I struggle to figure this out. If this pops up in your facebook …. Well, at least I’m doing something. Hints, tips, tricks, suggestions will all be appreciated.