Hello Exceeders 💜
I was sooooo skeptical about the naming of this blog from the BEGINNING! It was first called The Struggling Christian. I was sitting there thinking to myself “Ricka you’re really struggling with this walk with Christ”…a few weeks later ‘The Struggling Christian’ name was decided. It was so….uninformed to say the least. Like I said before, reading back on it now is definitely a little nugget to my growth meter.
In November of last year, I was sitting at my desk at work and the new name hit my spirit. Exceeding Abundantly. I remember at first being perplexed by the name. I didn’t really understand so I prayed about it and then the rest of it came; What God wants to give you, what you need to give Him. I immediately went to God and said “With all I got going on, I don’t think I’m in a position to be telling anybody what to give You”
Guess what? He said nothing back lol
So there I was creating the visual for this blog that I hadn’t thought fully about since 2016. It would come to my mind sometimes but never enough to sit down and truly delve into it, I needed to grow some more.
So as I grew more in my relationship with God, I began to think more about the components of all this. What will I say? Will anybody even read this? What platform will I put it on? WHAT’S UP WITH THAT NAME!? I guess it was the right time because I finally got my revelation. Let’s break it down!
Exceeding: To a very great degree; in a degree beyond what is usual; greatly; very much
Abundantly: Superabundance, excessive, overflowing, surplus, over and above
|What God wants to give you|
That part I got naturally, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” Ephesians 3:20
God wants to give us everything He has had for us since the foundation of the world. He wants to give us MORE than we even think we want, He wants His people to have it ALL. Simple enough right?
Now this second part took some time but when I got it, I GOT IT!
|What you need to give Him|
God wants to give us everything and all He wants is for us to give Him everything in return!
I almost ran again! Lol I was sitting at my desk and ‘The Battle Is The Lord’s’ by Yolanda Adams came on and it truly ministered to me. God never wanted us to bear the burdens of this world by our own strength. He wants EVERYTHING in return for EVERYTHING. No matter what it is, you’re angry with God about something? Who better to talk to about that than Him? The cares of this world bogging you down? Who better to give those worries to when in 1 Peter 5:7 it says, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
Who wouldn’t serve a God like this?
God wants all of our faith, all of our heart, all of our loyalty, all of our mind, and all of our time to be His vessel, His messenger. My Apostle always says this, “Handle the Father’s business, and He will handle yours”. The exceeding part on our side of this deal is the most profound part to me personally. We need to give God EXCEEDING ABUNDANTLY of ourselves. My question was how? I always thought I had nothing more to give Him than all that I am right now. The Holy Spirit quickly corrected me.
Where you are right now, is not your final destination. God wants the present you AND the future you. He wants the you only He knows you can be too. He wants MORE than ALOT of you.
This blog is me giving God His glory. This is me talking to me in the mirror, being honest with God AND myself out loud! Sharing my many testimonies with you, encouraging you to share with me. Grow with me. Give Glory to God with me because He’s MORE THAN WORTHY to be praised.
Will you #GrowOutLoud with me?