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God is Enough

A few years ago a friend asked me, “Is Christ enough for you”?  It was a question that really bothered me, after all I was serving God in full time ministry and felt like I had given Him everything.  However it was a question that forced me to see that God was enough for me only if He moved and acted the way that I thought He should, or if He answered my prayers the way that I wanted Him to.  The surprising answer that I thought was yes was really no.  It took some time, but after going through some difficulties (that God allowed), I learned that He is enough.  That question has a way of keeping you centered.

It is a question that early followers of Christ had to answer…In Luke 19:28 – 44 we find the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem at the beginning of that last week of his life.  The people shouted his praises and hailed him as King.  John 12:18 tells us that they gathered because they saw or heard about Him raising Lazarus from the dead.  They hoped that He was coming to establish His kingdom, to change their lives and to free them from oppression.  A few days later the crowd gathered again, but this time it wasn’t praises they were shouting, instead the crowd cried out Crucify him. (Luke 23:30)  It seems that for these people He was only enough if ___________.

Jesus didn’t act in the way that they thought He should, He didn’t do that which they wanted Him to.  Why?  Not because He didn’t care, for He had great compassion for them, “As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it…” Luke 19:41.  He didn’t respond in the way that they had hoped so that He could give them eternal hope – He didn’t come to set up His earthly kingdom, he had come to die to provide the way for an eternal kingdom.  

If you are questioning whether God is enough, just remember that He may have something greater in mind than what you think you need.  He isn’t bound by time or space but works in accord with His eternal purpose.  We often seek temporary fixes that make us more comfortable, but He seeks to provide eternal solutions that lead us to worship Him.  He is Enough!  Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.  John 6:35

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March 26, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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