Jesus held a worldview that you and I don’t share. It was the kind of worldview that would allow Him to say things like “do not worry about what you will eat or wear” or “sell all you have and give it to the poor.” These kinds of things seem radical at best, and irresponsible at worst. Yet Jesus didn’t seem to think so. He lived His life (and encouraged us to live ours) with an abundance mindset and not one focused on scarcity. It was ultimately what allowed Him to say over and over “do not fear” and “why are you so afraid?” Want to see the world in a new way? Tired of holding on instead of stepping out? Escaping scarcity this Sunday at Mendham Hills.
“There will be…always more so I don’t need…always more.” Our scarcity mindset in a world of abundance leaves us subject to dangerous effects. The list is long: fear, worry, anxiety, jealousy, gluttony and misplaced trust (or, as Jesus might call it – idolatry). Have you mastered the lie of more? Have you embraced the truth of more? Practical ways to ensure you aren’t falling for the lies of more– this Sunday at Mendham Hills.
Eyes to see is a common phrase through the Scriptures. In fact, it was Jesus himself who asked a people living in a world of abundance, but blinded by their worldview of scarcity, “Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don’t you remember?” Training our eyes to see the abundance around us through the practice of thanks and giving – this Sunday at Mendham Hills.