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God Is Enough

December 20th, 2011

“Be strong in the Lord; draw your strength from Him.” Ephesians 6:10 Amplified

“Learn to depend more on God and less on yourself.”

My thoughts today are that “God is enough!”

Life can make demands that have a way of making you feel less than adequate. In the course of everyday life, you inevitably face needs beyond your resources, hard questions without an adequate answer, tasks bigger than abilities, and challenges greater than your courage. The question is: what will you do when a fitting response is required?

Some people meet such moments and simply give up trying, convinced they are unable, so why try. Their non-response prevents them from realizing their potential or the possibilities in God. If you defer everything you think you cannot do, you will soon find that you can do less and less. Paul asked the question everyone asks themselves at one time or another, “Who is sufficient for these things?” 2 Corinthians 2:16 NKJV.

Before you incorrectly answer Paul’s rhetorical question, read on and find his answer – “And we have such trust through Christ toward God. Not that (you) are sufficient to think anything as being of (yourself), but (your) sufficiency is from God, Who also made (you) sufficient as a minister of the new Covenant . . of the Spirit for . . the Spirit gives life.” 2 Corinthians 3:5-6 NKJV. That’s your answer; God is sufficient and empowers you with His own sufficiency. Is God ever less than enough? Here is God’s promise of being able to “supply all your need according to His riches in Glory by Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.” Philippians 4:19-20 NKJV.

Blessed is the individual who learns that God is not limited by your limitations. Read 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 NKJV. Don’t be surprised when God asks you to step out in courageous, daring faith to do something you don’t feel qualified to do. Why would God ask such a thing of you? That’s exactly when and where you learn to depend more on God and less on yourself, as those the Bible describes as going “from strength to strength.” Psalm 84:7 NIV. At such times, you discover you are capable of more than you dared imagine, because God is working in you – “Who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20 NIV.

Dependence on God is strength, not weakness. This Bible verse says it all, “In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered trough your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him {that strength which His boundless might provides].” Ephesians 6:10 Amplified Bible. The maximum power is available to you from the ultimate Source, God Almighty! Paul describes a harrowing experience in Asia with “pressure far beyond our ability to endure, so that we even despaired of life . . this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.” 2 Corinthians 1:8-11 NIV. How could God “who raises the dead” not be enough for any and all situations?

My prayer for you today is: learn that depending on God is when you are most strong.

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