Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
I’m not sure I know anyone working at a nonprofit that enjoys or looks forward to budget meetings; Especially during that time of year where annual budgets become priority and the lack of resources overrides any feeling of hope for success.
Yet, so many nonprofits continue to make it. Throughout the year, somehow, the nonprofit continues the work and makes it one step closer to fulfilling the mission. I suspect that, while some nonprofits crunch numbers and double-check figures, most live in faith.
Ephesians 3:20-21 challenges us to live in a mindset of abundance. Not in a dream world where realities (and budgets) are forgotten, but rather in a space that requires us to live on the edge and ask God for the rest. I have a friend who constantly says, “Let’s do the natural and let God handle the supernatural.” Those words are an echo of Ephesians 3:20-21.
Let’s move past the thought of budgets. What if we loved clients or those helping our mission with an abundant mindset? What if we didn’t cap the amount of love we could give to those in front of us? Would the mission of the nonprofit sit in a catapult, with one more tug of faith before it launches into a new stratosphere? I wonder if we wouldn’t have fearful conversations at nonprofits around the country if love were abundant.
Ann Voskamp brought me to a new understanding of what abundance looks like during a talk given in 2016. You can find the video here, and her thoughts about abundance around the 20-minute mark. If you haven’t heard or read Ann Voskamp before, you’ll want to be prepared for an incredibly deep and poetic thinker. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9UTebSEBnc
Let’s love with abundance and a mindset of faith, and see God “do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine” to His glory!
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