More Than Enough

More Than Enough

Mankind is always seeking for some lasting substance to be found;
Everywhere the heart can glean, he thinks valuable treasures will abound;
But it seems of the world’s riches, there is never enough to go around –
With all that I have in Christ, the Word of God clearly resounds:

More than enough wisdom to guide me in His sight,
More than enough strength for these battles that I fight,
More than enough truth – in fact, the Lord is my Light!
Whatever I face in this life, Jesus Christ is more than enough.

More than enough new mercies to help me through each day,
More than enough forgiveness when my steps lead me astray,
More than enough grace for those trials that come to stay –
With my Saviour, I have more than enough to face whatever comes my way.

More than enough promises for me to live a godly life,
More than enough peace to calm every sort of strife,
More than enough power to command that every storm be still,
In my Saviour is more than enough for me to do my Father’s will.

More than enough provisions which come from up on high,
More than enough comfort for every teardrop and sigh,
More than enough hope – one day, I’ll meet my Lord in the sky;
For all that I will ever need, Jesus Christ is more than enough.

January 31, 2024
Jerry Bouey

Romans 5:5-8 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 8:31-32 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

The following was written by a man in my church as a challenge to others a couple of years ago. He passed it on to me to use as a theme for a possible poem.

The owner of a Rolls Royce wrote a letter to the CEO of the company and asked him what the horsepower was of his vehicle.

His reply was a one-worded letter: “Adequate.”

Of course there are many more features of the Rolls Royce than the horsepower that we could describe as adequate, the many features of the controls, appearance of the interior, design and leather of the upholstery, and the statement this car makes from its outside appearance.

My thoughts turned to my God and I began mentally listing all the ways in which I considered Him to be adequate.

Omnipotent: All POWERFUL, created the universe, the earth, the sun, moon and stars, our lands with all kinds of animals, our vegetation, trees, oceans and lastly human beings, which He did in just six days, His power, more than ADEQUATE.

Omniscient: KNOWS EVERYTHING, Even the very hairs of your head are numbered, not counted, but numbered. Just one example from Matthew 10:30. His knowledge, More than ADEQUATE.

Omnipresent: PRESENT EVERYWHERE, Omnipresence means that at the very minimum there is no place to which God’s knowledge and power do not extend. You cannot hide from God. More than ADEQUATE.

Immutable: GOD CANNOT CHANGE, Hebrews 6:17,18, The promise of blessedness which God has made to believers is not a rash and hasty thing, but the result of God’s eternal purpose. (2.) This purpose of God was agreed upon in counsel, and settled there between the eternal Father, Son, and Spirit. (3.) These counsels of God can never be altered; they are immutable. He is the same from everlasting to everlasting. More than ADEQUATE.

These are considered the attributes of God, but there is one more very important thing, and some theologians would disagree with this but I don’t think the following statement about love is an attribute of God.

GOD IS LOVE! This very brief statement is from 1st John 4:18. At His very core, God is Love. Love so great that He gave His Son to die a very cruel death to save us from our sins. More than ADEQUATE!

There are many more examples of how God is adequate in Scripture. His promises, hundreds, maybe thousands of them (I didn’t count them), but I would challenge you as you come to them in your reading, stop and think of how adequate that particular promise is FOR ME/YOU today.

Gary Carruthers
(Used with permission)

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