And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8
If you were in the same synagogue as the man with the withered hand (Luke 6:6–11), how would you see him and what do you think you would say to him?
Jesus was preaching in that synagogue when He saw the man with the withered hand. But He also saw superabounding grace around that hand for healing and wholeness. He sees differently from us. He sees the invisible. He sees that the kingdom of God is here, ever-present in any situation, with superabundant supply. We see only the visible, which is tangible, temporal and which seems so real to us.
But Jesus saw superabounding grace on that withered hand for healing because you do not tell a man with a withered hand, “Stretch out your hand,” unless you see the supply, the superabundance for wholeness for that hand. Jesus called forth the superabounding grace to envelop that man’s withered hand, and the hand was made whole.
It is possible for someone who is sick to have superabounding grace on him and yet that superabundance of grace does not heal his body. That is because he keeps acknowledging the lack or the problem he sees. He is more concerned with that which is visible and temporal.
Instead of calling forth, and acknowledging and confessing the superabundance of God’s grace, he confesses his negative circumstance all the time. So even though the superabounding grace is there, it is there in vain.
Jesus called forth life, and life sprang into visibility. We must call forth what we want to see. Say, “Father, I thank You that right now, though my health is under attack, there is superabounding grace available for my healing and health. I call it forth and receive it now in Jesus’ name. Amen!”
The same can be said of our financial needs. God’s superabounding supply is already present. (Isaiah 65:24) We can miss the superabounding supply of provision when all we focus on is our lack or need. When the disciples came to Jesus to inform him the crowd was hungry, Jesus already saw superabounding supply. He called for the five loaves and two fish. (John 6:1-14)
When we bring what we have to Jesus, he will bless it. Jesus thanked the Father for the provision and immediately gave it away. As the superabounding supply began to flow, it not only met the need, it began to outpace the demand until it prospered and when all had taken their fill, there were still twelve baskets left over. All from five loaves and two fish.
Don’t be conscious of what you see lacking or missing. Be conscious of God’s superabounding grace for you and avail yourself of it!