AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AMEN!

Truth Bomb:  The more we love God back, learn His character through our talks with Him daily, the more we realize the depth of His generosity because of His great love for us!  God expresses His love for us again and again and again.  The more we grow in understanding of His great love, we begin to expectantly look for Him all around us as well as in us!  Yes, God shows His great love to us every day!  His glory can be seen by all who know, believe, follow and sit down at His Table to feast on the Bread of Life and Living Water.

For a moment, closely look at the word, “again”.  It just dawned on me that if you separate the two words in our English language we see “a—gain”.  One of the definitions of again, according to Webster, is “in addition to what has already been mentioned”.  I love that!  If fact, God gives and gives in addition to all we can think or imagine!  We gain again and again! 

Take a look at this verse!  Paul who totally “get it” writes, “God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. Glory to God in the church! Glory to God in the Messiah, in Jesus! Glory down all the generations! Glory through all millennia! Oh, yes!”  (Ephesians 3:20, The MSG)

Stay with me, here.  We always have A GAIN when God is involved.  He gives and provides generously again and again.  When we pray for help, encouragement, renewed strength, and a restored spirit, God gives generously again and again.  When we pray to grow in His character traits, He grows us to bloom with the fruits of HIS Holy Spirit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control—again and again! 

Jesus proves AGAIN that HE is more than enough and is all we need!  Jesus feeds a crowd AGAIN with physical food after pouring himself out to give all that He is to those in need of Him.  Wow.  Don’t you love this “again and again” trait of our Savior and Lord?

Matthew—God’s Law Fulfilled

Matthew 15:32-39, NLT

Jesus Feeds Four Thousand

32 Then Jesus called his disciples and told them, “I feel sorry for these people. They have been here with me for three days, and they have nothing left to eat. I don’t want to send them away hungry, or they will faint along the way.”

33 The disciples replied, “Where would we get enough food here in the wilderness for such a huge crowd?”

34 Jesus asked, “How much bread do you have?”

They replied, “Seven loaves, and a few small fish.”

35 So Jesus told all the people to sit down on the ground. 36 Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, thanked God for them, and broke them into pieces. He gave them to the disciples, who distributed the food to the crowd.

37 They all ate as much as they wanted. Afterward, the disciples picked up seven large baskets of leftover food. 38 There were 4,000 men who were fed that day, in addition to all the women and children. 39 Then Jesus sent the people home, and he got into a boat and crossed over to the region of Magadan.

THINK ABOUT IT…

“They ate as much as they wanted.”  All in a day’s work for the King of kings and Lord of lords!

“The disciples picked up seven large baskets of leftovers”…Leftovers AGAIN to provide food for the journey with Jesus.

Jesus—He will do what God wants Him to do again and again.

Abba, Father in Heaven,

The more I learn from you the more I love you, depend on you and fully trust you with my life.  You are life!  You do it again and again until we understand your love, mercy and grace.  Thank you, Lord.  Continue to grow me.

In Jesus Name, Amen.

And I’m singing…Do It Again, Elevation Worship

Walking around these walls
I thought by now they’d fall
But You have never failed me yet

Waiting for change to come
Knowing the battle’s won
For You have never failed me yet

Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands
This is my confidence
You’ve never failed me yet

I know the night won’t last
Your word will come to pass
My heart will sing Your praise again

Jesus You’re still enough
Keep me within Your love, oh
My heart will sing Your praise again
(Oh, yes, it will)

Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands
This is my confidence
You’ve never failed

Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands
This is my confidence
You’ve never failed me yet
Never failed me yet
Oh, oh-oh

I’ve seen You move, You move the mountains
And I believe I’ll see You do it again
You made a way, where there was no way
And I believe I’ll see You do it again

I’ve seen You move, You move the mountains
And I believe I’ll see You do it again
You made a way, where there was no way
And I believe I’ll see You do it again

I’ve seen You move, You move the mountains
And I believe I’ll see You do it again
You made a way, where there was no way
And I believe I’ll see You do it again
I’ll see You do it again

Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands
This is my confidence
You’ve never failed

Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands
This is my confidence
You’ve never failed me ye
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About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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