If we have a scarcity mentality, it will lead to us just barely getting by and our finances will be scarce. We must understand from a Biblical perspective that God is a loving, abundant provider. His heart emerges so clearly as we read the Psalms. First we read that He delights in the prosperity of his servant.
Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; And let them say continually, “The LORD be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant.” Psalm 35:27 NASB
So what does that mean…“He delights in the prosperity of his servant”? It means it makes Him happy to bless us financially. Instead of a scarcity mentality God wants us to have an abundance mentality. We also read in Psalms that God wants to give us the desires of our hearts.
Psalm 20:4May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. You have granted him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Psalm 20:4;21:2
Is this some kind of license for us to give God a list of our desires? Of course not…he wants to put his desires in our hearts and then he wants to fulfill them. So it might include something practical like a motorcycle or car for transportation but it is so much more. It is God’s dream and vision for our lives. So we shouldn’t just think in terms of a single item. That is way to small! We should think in terms of what we need to fulfill our destiny.
What about Jesus in Luke 10, he said the fields were white on to harvest. He saw the potential for abundance. More on this next week…