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the law of abundance

It can be difficult to maintain one’s “abundance thinking” in the middle of a giant global recession. But Tim Sanders urges us to obey:

“More than ever, we need to find ways to avoid scarcity thinking. In my experience, there is a big difference between being paranoid and practical.  When scarcity sets in, you forget about the Law Of Abundance and sink into a lower place.  You push people away, become self-needs centered and react to all change like it was a personal attack on you. Sound familiar?”

He includes a link to download a free excerpt on the Law of Abundance from his book, Saving the World at Work. In it, he says,

“I see abundance thinkers as Big Pie People. They know the pie of life is big enough for everyone to get a slice. They’re the ones who discuss possibilities instead of limitations. They approach every shortage as a creative challenge.”

I think believers should be the ultimate Big Pie People. (And I’m not talking about a prosperity gospel.) But it’s not always easy, especially as we see giving drop off, and even staff lay-offs at churches. But scarcity thinking makes us selfish, competitive, self-focused. A true, “my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus” kind of abundance thinking give us freedom to be generous in a variety of ways.

2 thoughts on “the law of abundance

  1. During the dot.com bust, giving went down at a missions agency where I had friends, and applications to go on the mission field went up. It reminded me of this verse: “And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left in thine house shall come and crouch to him for a piece of silver and a morsel of bread, and shall say, Put me, I pray thee, into one of the priests’ offices, that I may eat a piece of bread” (1 Samuel 2:36 KJV).

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