I amaze myself sometimes (actually often) over the things I get excited about, and most often it centers around food and portion size: from my overflowing bucket of popcorn to a heaping dish of ice cream to a meal so large that even I have to ask for a doggie bag.
But I am embarrassed to say that God promises me all kinds of abundance every day, but I don’t celebrate or revel in it even though His promises of abundance are so much more satisfying and rewarding than an overabundance of any food item. Just listen.
John 10:10–– “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” Life Abundant
Proverbs 3:9-10–– “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.” Provision Abundant
Luke 6:38–– “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” Return Abundant
Ephesians 3:20–– “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.” Beyond our imagination Abundant
2 Corinthians 9:8–– “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.” Grace Abundant
Romans 8:38-39–– “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Love Abundant
I will try to remember all that God has promised me, but I guess I really shouldn’t beat myself up too much about getting excited over a big bucket of popcorn or large bowl of ice cream, for those are God's gifts as well.