I love this: Sarah Bessey writes at The High Calling about rethinking scarcity and living out of abundance:
So from the time I was a small girl, both he and my mother have led me to believe in the core of my soul’s narrative that there is no fear in Love and we are the children of that Love. For more than thirty years now, my father has lived in the freedom from fear. He has modeled it, preached it, lived it, spoken it, and prayed it into my marrow. To him, God is like a good parent, longing for true life and freedom and wholeness for his children. I grew up in that story and its lifelong implications.
“He’s set before us life and death, Sarah Lynn,” my dad would say, “and he always wants us to choose life. He’s a God of life, girl, life and life more abundant!”