Sunday, November 6, 2011

More Than Enough


“And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.” (2 Corinthians 9:8 NLT)

Do you find yourself always grasping and desiring more?

·         More money or fame?

·         A new job or new boss?

·         More gifts and talents?

·         A different church and better fellowship?

·         More friends?

Ephesians 3:20-21 says, "Our God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or even think, according to the power that works in us." This power is our faith. Our faith in God!”  If He promises to give us the desires of our hearts, don't you think He will go over and beyond our basic needs? Always wishing for more takes away our thankfulness and gratitude for everything we have been blessed with and steels our energy away from being fully alive and positive. It borders on greed, which is an overwhelming desire for always wanting more. The price of greed has destroyed families, friendships, jobs, and wealth. Just as Proverbs 28:25 says; “The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.”

Realizing that God is enough changes our perspective; our attitudes can change from a desire to wanting everything to accepting His provisions and power to live for Him. Wanting God more means leaving behind our cravings and indulgences and gratefully accepting what He gives. It means trusting Him! In every situation that we face we should trust Him to provide for us, because it is His very nature…..He is a provider! We can be rich in this moment, right now, where we are, with all that we have, when we start believing and trusting that God will always meet our needs. We don’t have to wait or hope for greener grass on the other side, because when we fully accept and celebrate in this moment and everything we have, it’s more than enough!

The only thing we need more of is FAITH! We should…..

  1. Start believing we always have enough. “God who takes care of me will supply all of my needs” (Phil 4:19)
  2. Remind ourselves several times a day, "I always have enough. “I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have the room to take it in!” ( Mal 3:10)
  3. Think/meditate on God's faithfulness. “Your Heavenly Father already knows all your needs.” (Matthew 6:32)

God is our source, and will provide us with enough money, time, energy, opportunities, or whatever is lacking. Your thoughts?

"But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ" (Philippians 3:7-8)

7 comments:

  1. Thank you Denise, this was just the message I needed at this time!
    ~God Bless~

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  2. Hi Denise - great post. I love what you say: 'Realizing that God is enough changes our perspective' So true. In God we have enough
    God bless
    Tracy

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  3. Contentment in life and Faith do go hand in hand

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  4. More than we could ask or imagine.

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  5. What a great devotional to start my day off right. The Bible verses are perfect(as is God's whole word :) ) Godliness with contentment truly is great gain. Thanks for encouraging us to trust fully in our provider, the Giver of all good gifts.

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  6. What an insightful description of thankfulness! I admit, this is a struggle for me at times but I am getting better at letting my faith show on the outside.

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  7. Nice post..thank you for sharing...i love it...God bless you

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