We live in a world of divine abundance provided by the Creator. Sadly, many of us still see the world in terms of scarcity and isolation. We may perceive ourselves as lacking sufficient energy, insight, or resources to experience personal fulfillment and really make a difference in the lives of others. Living with a sense of abundance results from seeing ourselves as connected to God, loved ones, and the wider community, regardless of outward conditions.
Faith awakens us to a deeper reality of God's energetic presence in our lives through relationships that sustain and empower us. Faith in God as our companion enables us to risk giving to others generously, knowing that God will always supply our deepest needs.
Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water into wine in John 2. He was faced with scarcity and worked a miracle to spare embarrassment for his hosts at the wedding. God delights in celebration and works creatively in the world and in us. God's energy is constantly flowing within our lives. Living in God's abundance, we find that there is always more to share and enjoy and celebrate.
Think to yourself:
God's abundance flows through my life toward others.
I share God's abundance with everyone I meet.
I expect great things from God.
With God's help, I expect great things from myself in life's situations.
Abundant God, inspire us to live by your abundance. Inspire us to believe more, to trust more, to love more, and to share more. Let us bring our gifts to you, that together we may transform the mundane into the marvelous. Help us delight in the loaves abounding and the wine flowing for all your children. Amen.