What do you store up? What do you keep “just in case”? By the world’s definition are you “prepared?” Provision: state of being prepared before hand: a measure taken beforehand to deal with a need or contingency: preparation <made provision for replacements>: a stock of needed materials or supplies; especially: a stock of food
But what does that say about the sufficiency of God our Father? “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
It’s easy not to trust in God’s provision, but too easy to fall into one’s own self-sufficiency: able to maintain oneself or itself without outside aid: capable of providing for one’s own needs: having an extreme confidence in one’s own ability or worth (of things).
How could your faith in God be built up if you let go of some of the excess in your life, whether that be physical excess (things), schedule excess (to dos) or mental excess (guilt, unforgiveness, resentment)?
I know for me “sufficient” doesn’t seem to cut it, I want just a little more. Even Phillip in John 14 questioned it… “Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? “John 14:8-9
Who is God to you? EL SHADDAI: God all Sufficient – JEHOVAH-JIREH: the Lord will provide. Is He enough: occurring in such quantity, quality, or scope as to fully meet needs or expectations?
And how is that definition of God reflected in needs and wants, haves and have nots of this world? What blessings might be waiting for you if you released some of the excess that currently weighs you down?
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