We serve a mighty God who meets all our needs. I mean all our needs! That includes our personal life, our health, family and finances. He is more than enough.
Let us take our eyes off our circumstances and meditate on who our God really is! Let us believe what the Bible says! God wants us to be filled with all the fullness of God. This is a huge blessing. Ephesians 3:19 says, “…that you may be filled with all the fullness of God”. The word “fullness” is taken from the root word ‘pleroma’ which means a full measure, plenitude that which has been totally completed in every way. The word is often used to describe a ship with a full cargo and crew. Fullness emphasizes completion. Our God wants nothing missing and nothing broken in our life. All long as God is your Shepherd, you shall not want (Psalm 23: 1). When Jesus died on the cross, He said, “It is finished”. That means, all that needs to be done is done. It is completely finished and fully completed.
Look at the way God gives wisdom to His children. “Liberally” is the word. James 1: 5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” Jesus said in John 15:11, “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” It is the will of God that His joy should remain in us and He wants our joy to be full. Note the word, “full.” God wants our joy to be full. Let us not believe the lie of the devil that gives a bad picture of our God. God is a good God and He will never tempt us with evil. In fact, He is a giver of good gifts. He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Every good and perfect gift comes from the Father of light. Hallelujah!
God told Abraham, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.” You may be thinking, “Oh! Abraham was a great man of faith and I am not. No, you are a child of God. God is exactly as committed to you as He was to Abraham. Believe it. Tell it out loud, “God is my exceedingly great reward”. Our God is an Ephesians 3:20 God. What does it say? It says, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” Notice the three words mentioned here, “Exceedingly”, “Abundantly”, “More”. All these words tell me the same thing that is ‘more than enough’.
Jesus said in John 10:10, “…I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly”. It literally means that God wants us to have a life that is full in all aspects till it overflows. David, the man after God’s own heart said in Psalm 23: 5, “…My cup runs over”. David was talking about that overflow. When a vessel is filled, the next thing that happens is it overflows. It is not for our selfish motives God wants to give us that abundance so that we can hoard all the things for ourselves. God gives to the one that gives because it is a spiritual principle. Luke 6: 38 says, “Give and it shall be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Notice three words here. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over. All these talk about how God wants to give back to us. When you give, you might use your hand but when God gives it back to you, there is multiplication and you need a bosom to receive it. God will cause people to give to you. You do not have to beg or borrow. It will come to you. God will command the people to give you that job, that visa or that promotion. He prepares everything for His children.
When the little boy gave 5 loves and 2 fish in the hands of Jesus, He blessed it and multiplied it. Baskets were needed to collect the remaining food. What an abundance! The Lord Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. He will do it for you. He is no respecter of persons. 2 Corinthians 9:8 says, “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work”. Notice the word, “abundance”. God is able to make it happen for us. When? Always. Where? In all things. In essence, it is God’s will that we never lack at any point in time and there is no deficiency but ‘all sufficiency’. We may go through a valley of lack but we don’t stop there. You will pass through it with God’s grace and strength. Jehovah-Jireh is your provider. Lack may endure for a while but abundance will surely come.
It is important that we have a proper perspective regarding God’s blessings upon our lives, for He does not pour out His abundance, overflowing bounty upon us because we deserve it. God bases the showers of His blessings on His grace and upon our obedience to His Word.
Malachi 3: 10 “…open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.” God is waiting to “open the windows of heaven, and pour out a blessing.” Look at the life of Job. In the darkest hours of his life, when he had lost almost everything, he built an altar and offered a sacrifice of seven rams and seven bullocks. In his darkest hours, Job’s sacrificial offering brought his breakthrough and abundance of God’s blessing. Will you sacrificially serve God? In your lean days, will you love God? God is looking at your heart. Cheer up! Job 42: 10 says, “The Lord who gave Job twice as much as he had before will restore what you have lost. God blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning.” (Job 42:12) Never give up.
Let us believe that all our needs are met in Him. Folks say, “Our God supplies all our need but not our greed”. While there are many things said about God, one needs to know what the Bible says about our God! When He provides, there is all sufficiency for every good work. Let our eyes be on JESUS. Let our minds be stayed on Him. Our God is a God of abundance. He is a God of more than enough. He is our all-sufficient One.
Are you going through a rough ride? Are the situations hard for you? Hold on to Jesus. He is our fortress. He is our refuge. Say it out loud: My God is more than enough for me. Heaven and Earth shall pass away but God’s word will not. His will for you is abundance. Soon you will see a breakthrough. The only expectation God has is that you will serve Him with your might and use the resources to build His glorious kingdom. Receive it in Jesus’ mighty name.
May you see a great abundance in your life in JESUS mighty name!