Robert Griffith | 26 November 2022
Robert Griffith
26 November 2022

 

Do you remember when you bought your first home?

Probably, no matter the price, you put a large bulk of your saved money into the down payment. That’s how it worked for us.

It was a tiny house and our furniture was the cheapest we could find in the shop. Compared to so many around us it was really not enough. But God has a way of taking our “not enough” and exchanging it for “more than enough.” He always seems to do that when we are looking, seeking and praying after His will, doesn’t He?

You see, the word “insufficient” doesn’t reside in Jesus’ vocabulary, because he entirely defines the word sufficient.

If we have Jesus, we have the all-encompassing sufficient answer to every one of life’s problems. It can just be very hard to see in the whirlwind of pain.  He understands this and, in many cases, gently brings us right into His fold, when we are ready.

I look back on that tiny first home with great affection now. We have owned homes since that are four times the size, and yet that first home was where I learned about God’s ‘more than enough’ provision.

When we look for Jesus, no matter our situation – whether a small one like mine or a bigger one like death – we find him.

He is the door to our more.

He is the access to our joy.

He is the way to life.

He is the answer of peace.

He is the hope in every situation.

Jesus is always the access point to greater things. If you have walked through Jesus’ door of salvation, you are saved. Not just saved for eternity’s joys, but saved to enjoy Christ’s present ones in today.

Are you seeking them?

If you have walked through Jesus’ door, you are gaining access to your calling and mission.

Are you using your gifts, talents and finances for his glory?

If you walk through Jesus’ door, you will find pasture. Your Father wants to bring you much joy, peace and purpose in life.

Are you relying on him?

If we have chosen to walk through His door, Christ has presented us with eternal riches, His present day glory, focused missions, fulfilling callings, joy-filled songs, enduring character and His ever-present help in a time of trouble.

We no longer live in empty rooms of despair, discouragement and doubt, but our rooms become filled with the love and presence of Jesus Christ.

When we look for him, we realize we have – and always had – more than enough

Hebrews 13:5  Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

1 Timothy 6:6-8  Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

2 Corinthians 12:9  “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

Philippians 4:13  “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

Our great shepherd is leading us into His great, powerful and calm-of-heart pastures.

Will we follow Him?