“I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service” (1 Timothy 1:12)
One of biggest misunderstandings for me is, when a person needs salvation we point them to Christ, but that same person can later develop struggles beyond our comprehension and the church suggests many secular treatment methods. The church refers people to A.A, the church quickly justifies mind-altering medication, children are on more medication than ever, we are anxious, we are depressed, we are stressed and the like…
Paul lived in some of the most extreme circumstances and he knew where his help rest. He understood that if he were to prosper in ministry, the Lord Jesus Christ had to be enough. Not just enough for his Salvation, not just enough for struggles, not just enough for justification, to sanctify, to redeem… But enough in all areas.
Do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine… (Ephesian 3:20)
Make all grace abound to you… (2 Corinthians 9:8)
Supply all your needs… (Philippians 4:19)
“but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him.” (1 John 2:5)
The word perfected here has the meaning of completeness, accomplish, make perfect, working through the entire process. Our job is to trust in God, His Word, and watch Him at work around us and reckon that He is enough.
Homework: think about a time or situation where God showed up in an amazing way in your life. Write about and share with someone else. He is enough.
Written by Juan Mendez: Juan is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and now serves as the Colony of Mercy Program Administrator at America’s Keswick. He is married to Diera Mendez who serves in Barbara’s Place and has four children – Juan Jr., Olivia, Sage, and Orlando.
Think About This: “God will often give you more than you can handle so you can learn to depend on Him rather than on yourself.” — Craig Groeschel