More Than Enough

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for me. It started with the Lord dropping in my heart that He will supply all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). With that one Word from God, I suddenly felt the weight of all the pressing needs fall off. And the weight never returned!

After that, as I shared in my post on February 5th, need after need after need presented themselves. But He said He would supply all my need. I knew with all certainty that I had the supply for each need even before I saw the provision.

Then He proved this word to me in such a marvelous way. On the first Sunday of this month, we held our first Sunday morning Healing School. I was teaching and I really wanted to have musicians and singers there. I called and called and called and by that weekend I had no one scheduled. Then I said to the Lord, “If we need musicians then they’ll just show up.” I said it to God expecting Him to make it happen if it needed to happen. Wow did He make it happen. Some of the very top singers and one of our most anointed musicians just showed up.

The senior associate pastor at the piano said that on Friday the Lord told him to be at Healing School and to bring singers with him.

Now unto him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think… unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus… (Ephesian 3:20-21, Amplified)

Fast-forward to this past Sunday. The top leader on our healing ministry team, a person who is very reliable and always available, who along with me does most of the hospital calls, told me that he and his wife had been called to a new church. A couple of weeks ago I think the loss of this key person would have moved me. But not now. It was as though we were just talking about the weather. There was no fear, no anxiety, no “what are we going to do”. I just had a sense of peace that whatever help we need in the healing ministry, we have it.

This life is full of needs and they can create a lot of pressure as we try to figure out what we are going to do about them. As we look at the need sometimes it just seems to get bigger and bigger as the solution seems to be no where in sight. We look to ourselves for the solution and it just doesn’t seem to be there, yet we keep on looking to ourselves to figure it out and make the way. But more and more I am looking less and less at the need and less at myself and looking more to the One Who is called Jehova-Jireh, My Provider. And I have found that He is more than enough for me! He is all I need and He supplies all my need according to His riches in glory!

And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering… And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and look, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh… (Genesis 22:7-8, 13-14; KJV)

He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things? (Romans 8:32, Amplified)

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:31-33, KJV)

Love Gives

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son…” (John 3:16, KJV).

Love compelled our Creator to give His Son. Love compelled the Son to give His life.

“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” “The bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” “No one takes it away from Me. On the contrary, I lay it down voluntarily.” (John 10:11, 6:51, KJV; John 10:18, Amplified)

Through His death and resurrection Jesus gave us eternal life (John 10:28). The Bible tells us in Hebrews 13:8 that He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Jesus still loves. God is still love. And love is still giving.

“He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things? (Romans 8:32, Amplified)

One of my favorite scriptures in the Bible is Luke 11:1-2. It reads, “And it came to pass, that as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed by thy name…”

I love Jesus’ response. The Bible tells us that Jesus only said what He heard the Father say. So this response is the one He heard from heaven. God wanted to be known as and addressed as ‘Father’. I don’t think I’ll ever get over the awe of knowing that. God the Creator of the Universe wanted to be known as Our Father.

So what does this have to do with giving? In Matthew 7 Jesus said, “…what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”

“Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart” (Psalm 37:4, Amplified).

We are living in hard times. The financial world seems to be collapsing around us. Many are predicting “famine in the land” and they’re scared. I’m guessing they don’t know My Father, My God. He doesn’t want to just supply my needs (Philippians 4:19). He wants to give me my desires.

He wants to be your Father too. He wants to take care of you and give you the desires of your heart. Delight yourself in Him.