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.
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.