Let each one of us make it a practice to please (make happy) his neighbour for his good for his true welfare, to edify him [to strengthen him and build him up spiritually]. Rom 15:2 (Amplified Bible)

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

The God of more than enough

Hi Christoggers!

Do you ever struggle with not having enough though God is supposed to be more than enough? How do you come to terms with the fact that God is, never was but is, what he says he is and nevertheless, you have needs that have not yet been met?

"I am who I am", was God's answer to Moses in Exodus 3:14, when Moses inquired of God about his name. In other words, "I am all that I need to be; all of my attributes are complete in me, in who I am, needing absolutely nothing outside myself". So, how can we lack, when God is all-sufficent and our needs are met in him- even today, as he is? I use the word 'is' because the bible tells us that God does not change. Therefore, who he is, cannot be altered by time nor circumstances. God, who revealed himself to Abraham as the Almighty, translated from the hebrew word 'El Shaddai', has never been insufficient. His track record backs him up:
  • The same God who provided more than enough for Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden (Genesis 2), also rained down manna from heaven in order to feed his people. (Exodus 16)
  • He granted Ruth favour and supplied more than enough barley grains to feed her and her mother-in-law, Naomi. (Ruth 2)
  • The prophet Elijah experienced the God of more than enough, through an uncommon provision, when ravens were sent to deliver his meals. (1Kings 17:2-5)
  • The widow of Zarephath witnessed the promise of the God of more than enough, that her only jar of flour would not be used up neither would her jug of oil run dry, fulfilled. (1 Kings 17:7-16)
  • The widow in 2 Kings 4:1-7 also had a small jar of olive oil multiplied to produce enough to sell, in order to pay off her debts and still have more than enough left to live on.
  • Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding at Cana, providing more than enough for the wedding reception. (John 2:1-11)
  • Jesus provided more than enough food to feed thousands of people from a five loaves of bread and a couple of fish. (Matthew 13:13-21)

So, what is the need you have that you think cannot be met? With God, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE! The apostle Paul confirms that the Lord supplies us according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philipians 4:19). When you go to a bank to withdraw money and your account is in the red, you will receive nothing! However, when you go to borrow money from the bank, it has more than you will ever need. Nevertheless, the funds of the bank can be affected by economical fluctuations. On the contrary, God's economy never runs dry! It depends entirely on him and he is the best economist around.

What can we learn from the scripture references above? No matter how great your need may be, it's not too much for God. Instead of worrying, remind him of his graciousness and mercy and believe in him; he has more than enough to meet ALL of your needs. 

Till next week, keep on walking in Christ.
Dear Lord, I trust in you and therefore believe that I shall lack no good thing, in Jesus' name, Amen.


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