Jesus tells us how-to live-in abundance — we are to take everything He has given us and maximize its potential by putting it to work for good — He promises, “To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance” (Matthew 25:29 NLT).

Paul explains abundance more specifically in terms of sowing and reaping, giving and receiving:

Remember this:  Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.  Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:6-8 NIV)

Can you see how the power of blessing operates?  Cheerful giving produces harvest, meets needs, generates grace, and increases our ability to perform good works.  Imagine how your quality of life and the quality of your family’s lives are transformed when God makes all grace abound to you!