Our More Than Enough God

Last night a made a trip to Denver to check on my mother, who had been taken to the hospital. We spent several hours in the emergency room before she was released to come home. Everything checkout pretty good, but her blood pressure was consistently running high. I spent the night with her and the we went out for breakfast and attended church this morning. I tried to help on a few thing around the house before retuning to Fort Collins this afternoon. Overall, it was a good visit. I told her I would return in a couple of days to check on her.

Tomorrow I have a couple of medical appointments. I begin my 90 treatment plan with my Chiropractor. I also have an appointment with my primary care physician.

BIBLE VERSE FOR TODAY… “…God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need or yourselves and more than enough for every good cause.” 2 Corinthians 9:8

As I was attending church with my mothers this morning, the guest missionary’s wife made reference to God being “more than enough” in His provisions for His people. We serve a God of endless resources, who delights in providing for us all that we need…and more!

Consider the resources you have at your disposal or those that have been provided to you. Sometimes, it is adequate, just enough, sometimes not quite enough; and yes sometimes “more than enough.”

As we place our trust and faith in the Lord for every circumstance and need, we will find Him to be the Lord who supplies, “more than enough.” More than enough forgiveness, favor, comfort, finances, peace, blessings and more.

Jesus words, in explaining the master’s response to the faithful “ten-talent” steward said,For to every person who has something, even more will be given, and he will have more than enough…” (Matthew 25:29) In this parable the person who “had something” was the steward who had been faithful and multiplied what the master had given him.

As the Lord sent Joesph ahead of his family to Egypt to spare them in a time of famine, the Pharaoh told Joesph, “I will give them the best land in Egypt, and they will have more than enough to live on.” (Genesis 45:18) We see how the Lord sometimes, (actually more often than not) provides for us through others. Even those who don’t acknowledge Him as Lord.

Debbie and I have experienced that in our lives as people, friends and acquaintances from various contexts and some who just heard our need, have demonstrated overwhelming support to us during my health crisis. What a blessing to receive so much, from so many, in so many ways.

The Apostle Paul received support from the church in Philippi and this is what he said, “Here, then, is my receipt for everything you have given me—and it has been more than enough!”  (Philippians 4:18)

When we consider the great expression of confidence from Paul when he wrote,  “…my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19) We realize that he is talking about the “more than enough” God.

We can look into scripture and see words like,“abundance” – “lavish” – “over flow” and others that describe the extent to which the Lord provides for and meets the needs of His people. So today, whatever your need, whatever your situation; entrust your life and place your confidence in the Lord who is “more than enough.”