Monday, November 12, 2007

is He enough?

That is a pretty powerful statement in itself. Is God enough? We all have to ask ourselves this question, at least at some point in our lives. Is He enough? When everything seems to be crashing at your feet, when things seem so hard that all you are looking for is an escape button? We all go through times in our lives when God begins to strip away our comforts, the things we count on daily. If we want to have a deeper relationship with Him, we simply cannot take those things with us. For some of us it is a relationship, others it is family, some it is an addiction, some it is the security we place in a job or way of living. Whatever it is, if it isn't God, it cannot come. God, over and over, asks us to allow Him to be our complete dependency. In that is our freedom. And how many times do we fight and fight to keep our "stuff"? Too many. And then we get stuck in a rut, and the lies begin to build. Then we hit "eject". This doesn't always mean getting up and leaving. Sometimes we just shut down, put up walls. But sometimes we do leave. We think that by leaving our circumstances we can run from those arguments and fears. Truthfully, it catches up to us eventually. We cannot run from God.

Jonah ran, and he ended up in the belly of a whale. Only God could help him out of that situation. Adam hid in the bushes. Gideon hid in the threshing room. God found them out too. Is He enough?

The devil will always tell us "no". And the feeling that we are missing out on something greater begins to loom at the back of our thoughts, beckoning us to agree. When/if we do, doubt floods in and we stand on dangerous ground. Doubt is so powerful that it paralyzes us and causes us to fall out from under God's blessing.

So, what is your answer? Is He enough? Is He? Don't shout an enthusiastic yes, simply because you know that is the right answer. Ask yourself, really is He enough? I hope that the truth will settle deep into your spirit and help you to overcome the devil's schemes.

In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:33

And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. Ephesians 1:22-23

But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. Philippians 3:7-9

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