“Then they scoffed, “He’s just a carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon. And his sisters live right here among us.” They were deeply offended and refused to believe in him.”
Mark 6:3 NLT
Just a carpenter?
Just a carpenter healed the sick, fed thousands with little, opened blind eyes, raised a few dead folks. On one occasion, just to show us the greatness of God, he made sure the person (Lazarus) was not only dead but also buried and beginning to rot!
Just a carpenter made the lame walk, opened eyes that had never seen, forgave many and removed soul-crippling guilt, released many from problems that has plagued them for years, sometimes decades. Try being bent over for 18 years, or sick for 38 years.
Just a carpenter bore our sins, took our punishment, made us whole.
Just a carpenter reunited us with our Father and gave us back our place at heavens tables.
Just a carpenter did all that and much more.
Surely he was more than just a carpenter.
Imagine what God could do through you today. Then just let Him.
I am just a business analyst; mother to Sunshine; daughter to Idris & Elizabeth; sister to Joelle, Tahlia & Tobi and the Most High lives in me x.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
Ephesians 3:20-21 NKJV
My Father does not do little! Nor does He just stick with the exact request. When we ask for a bucket, He gives an ocean. He goes over, above and beyond. He does not merely respond to spoken prayers. He also responds to the unspoken thoughts.
So whatever we are asking Him today, we know that more than enough will be given to us. Everything is given in lavish quantity. Our prayers and thoughts answered in big ways. Before He pours out a blessing on us, first, He gets a good measure of it, presses it down, shakes it together (to give room for even more), He may repeat this a few times before He pours it on us.
He does not need to ration. All things belong to Him. And if what we need does not yet exist, He that made all things can create it.
Like our Father, we too ought to be above and beyond in everything. At work, at home, in our communities, let us give wholeheartedly and go beyond just what is expected of us.
Live Lavishly. Love Lavishly.