More Than Enough
"And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Elijah." 1 Kings 17:16
It is increasingly difficult to operate and do things when we do not think or feel we have all we need to get the job done. When we have to bring a piece from here and a piece from there just to make things work it can be frustrating. It is much easier to be able to do something when we know we have all that we need and more to get the job done. It is when we are feeling a sense of lack that we struggle to the end of a project because all the things we needed were not in one place.
By His Spirit
"Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts." Zechariah 4:6
There are some things that we can get done simply by using our strength, and there are some other things we will not be able to move by using our strength. There are some other things that we may be able to get done by using the power we have to make things happen. Yet, there are times when all of the influence we may have, and all of the strength that we have is not good enough to get some things accomplished.
“Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.” Psalm 27:3 (ESV)
A young girl received the leading role in the school play and was excited about the opportunity she had. She practiced all of her lines in front of her family and was ready to go out and perform. On the day of the performance she looked from behind the curtain and saw the entire auditorium filled with people. She saw her family, but she also saw those who did not like her, and those who were against her, and fear gripped her, and she would not go out and perform.
"Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side." Psalm 71:21
There is no doubt that The Lord has done great things in all of our lives. There have been times when we have not been in the greatest of situations, but even then, we could point to how great The Lord is to us. Any greatness that we may have has to be ascribed to The Lord’s greatness working in our lives, and we cannot take credit for any greatness we may have. The Scripture reminds us that, the Lord shall increase our greatness, and comfort us on every side. I encourage today to, remember that The Lord has great things in store for your life, and in all of the great things that He has already done for you, He has yet even more in store for you.