Lavish

Lavish. Defined as ‘expending or bestowing profusely; marked by excess’

That is the word used in Ephesians: ‘In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he LAVISHED on us with all wisdom and understanding.’

I am currently involved in an online/facebook/email Bible study through Good Morning Girls. (I know, I’ve mentioned this a couple of times this week already.) But what I didn’t know EARLIER is that we are encouraged to write on our blogs on WEDNESDAY to share what we’ve been learning. So you get to hear about this study one more time.

This is day 3 and we have read the first 10 verses of Chapter 1. Slow and steady. Meditating on the passages rather than hurrying through them to simply get THAT accomplished today.

Today the word LAVISH just kept turning over and over in my mind. I have more than enough grace for any given circumstance. So much so that it’s considered in excess! Wouldn’t you think that maybe I could extend some of that grace to others? Regularly?

I have less patience for those that I think should already have certain things together. We’re STILL working on THAT? Come on. Get with it.

I remember when my children were young that I would find myself saying the same things over and over and over. And wondering whether they would EVER get it. And then hearing a quiet Voice asking me just how many times HE had pointed out the same sin to me…over and over and over. Was He going to have to repeat Himself for years to come?

Ah, grace. So thankful for a heavenly Father who lavishes his grace on an undeserving sinner. Thankful for children who grew up to love Him and serve Him…despite my parenting.

Thankful for the reminder through this study that I need to continue to lavishly extend grace to those around me.

“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God…”

Love that word: LAVISH

Comments

  1. This word lavish, for me it was abound, (same word, I think) also stuck out to me, and I shared a little about that on my blog as weel today. I can’t help but think that if I can understand this abounding, (to exceed a fixed number of measure; above measure; overflow; to have in abundance) grace and forgiveness He has already bestowed upon me, I will be able to offer it to my children! To be an example of my Heavenly Father. Such grace! If I can just walk IN it🙂 Blessings!

    • It is pretty overwhelming, I agree. To believe it is really so, and then live a life in evidence of that truth!! Can He really me so much, extend so much grace? Yes!

  2. Poured out without measure – more than enough – that is what God’s love and grace is to me!

  3. Words of wisdom here – thank you!

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