IS GOD ENOUGH?

IS GOD ENOUGH FOR YOU?

You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
Ps.16:11

I think a lot about the visitation of God in 1994. One of the life changing experiences I had at that time came from a question the Lord repeatedly asked me. “Am I enough for you?” It seemed like an obvious answer to an obvious question until the Lord asked me again and again. “Am I enough for you? Take away the ministry, any perceived level of accomplishment, am I alone enough for you?” That was the foundation of everything I received in 1994. It wasn’t the power, the manifestations, the miracles, the crowds that made the outpouring special. It was Him. I discovered He was more than enough. That reality became the foundation of my life, my marriage, my ministry, Christ Himself became my life.
That is what Pentecost is all about. Today’s scripture verse is one of the texts Peter preached from on the day of Pentecost, “In the presence of the Lord is fullness of joy, at your right hand are pleasures forever”. Peter and the followers of Christ found the source of life that first Pentecost Sunday, it was the beginning of “Joy Evermore” in this life. It was the beginning of the supernatural church. Bishop Ellicott spoke about this supernatural life in his commentary on Acts.

“The outward portent was but the sign of a greater spiritual wonder. As yet, though they had been taught to pray for the gift of the Holy Spirit, and, we must believe, had found the answer to their prayer in secret and sacred influences and gradual growth in wisdom, they had never been conscious of its power as “filling” them- pervading the inner depths of personality, stimulating every faculty and feeling to a new intensity of life. Now they felt, in St. Peter’s words, as borne onward” (2 Pet. i. 21), thinking thoughts and speaking words which were not their own, and which they could hardly even control. They had passed into a state which was one of rapturous ecstasy and joy.”

So that leads me to the next question, is God enough for you? No really, not just the correct answer. Think about it for a moment. Without all His gifts and blessings, and there are more of those than we can name, is God Himself the portion of your life? He can be, after all, that is what Pentecost is all about. In His presence is fullness of joy, at His right hand are pleasures evermore.

3 Replies to “IS GOD ENOUGH?”

  1. Nothing can ever fulfill us like God can. Relationships are in the right order if the Lord is first in our lives. every thing is in order no matter what happens, death of loved one, tradudies all of it. THe lord helps us out in our time of need and doesnt forget us, he knows just how we feel, He also provides for us with what we need, ive never been without food or shelter, He has taken us threw some very hard times in life down here, I know if I lost all my earthly stuff, my wife dies, and she may real soonshe is very ill with a termonal disease, the Lord will not forget me, He stays closer to all of us more than a brother, The Lord understands us better than we ever will, He is our friend, our Lord and he will lead us into what he has for us. Im amazedthat he would even consider some of us but he did and he does! We are all inperfect people that He called into his family, He is the one that made us rightous in his eyes, not us, think about that one! He continues with us daily, we went from being lost to being found by Him, I think God found me I was lost out there in the twilite zone nothing had an y meaning, Randy Scott was a lost sinner looking for something but really not knowing what, Im sure glad someone told me about the Lord, He is even more than what I was told, we all can even get to know him better as time goes by.

  2. A couple days ago the blog referred to His fullness and again I run into this word, fulness. It is a different Greek word with a different meaning. This Greek word is soba`, Strong’s H7648. According to Gesenius’s Lexicon it means abundance, specifically in this verse.
    Dictionary results for abundance are: an extremely plentiful or over sufficient quantity or supply, overflowing fullness.
    The root word is abundant meaning: present in great quantity; more than adequate; over sufficient; well supplied; richly supplied.
    Reading this brings me back to a conversation my brother and I have had repeatedly. There is a song we sing that states all I need is you, Lord. We all say it but if it were a reality would we be content. Man is eager to make statements about future events when at a distance or when we perceive there is time or space between us presently and the future event. Yet as that future event closes in on man the perspective may change; especially if one lacks control over the situation.
    If He is my all in all, more than just the right thing to say, my life should reflect that. When this is a reality I will face loss and walk through it with grace. I know He is all I need and more but I pray Lord, You make that a reality in my life. Let Your joy flow from my life in every circumstance as though nothing else comes close. Let others recognize this and may it bring You glory!!!!!!!

  3. This came at the perfect time. Mom’s in the hospital again. I’m at my wits end. Then I realize that God is enough for me. He is all I have ever needed to keep me strong and enabling me to persevere. Thank you for this timely message.

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