what is the standard for "enough?" Webster's defines enough as: "in or to a degree or quantity that satisfies or that is sufficient or necessary for satisfaction : sufficiently : in a tolerable degree." So "enough" is an amount that satisfies...I guess that would mean it is subjective- I mean my idea of "enough" might be totally different than yours. Hmmm there is "enough said", "fair enough", "good enough" and what about "enough is enough?!" When does something become enough? As I have been pondering this question the Lord put on my heart, I have seen "enough" in many ways. There is the world's view of enough, always straining, striving for more, for better, for newer..."enough" becomes elusive, unattainable, there is always more to be had - without the fullness of Christ living in their heart, nothing really satisfies- enough never comes! The lost just keep on grabbing things- wealth, relationships, careers, alcohol, perversity, whatever they can and try to shove it into that empty place that only the Lord fills! Nothing is enough without the Lord!
But what about with Him? How much is enough when we have the Lord? He has given us everything we need to live a life of Liberty and Love! He gave His Son to shed His blood, to die on the Cross, for us that we might live! He has given us sufficient "enough" grace to turn from our sins, to repent and turn our hearts, minds and bodies wholly towards Him!
2 Peter 1:3 as His divine power has given to us all things that [pertain] to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
He has cleansed us, set us free from unrighteousness! In Him we are Holy, set apart from this world! He indwells us making us new creations! His very presence changes us, purifies us, and we begin to walk in the fruits of love, joy and peace. He gives us His Word, His Son and His Spirit! Is that "enough?" Yes! How can it NOT be?
But what about this desire for more, this burning in the very core of me...for more? I began to see "enough" in one more way, through my hunger for more of Him! I am so saddened by the different parts of the Body of Christ, my brothers and sisters that have decided in themselves how much is enough. " Lord You are welcome in this place, come and dwell with us, but..."
.so many buts...."but we don't want to feel uncomfortable in anyway,"" we don't want any strange things happening here", "we don't want to get lost in Your presence and lose track of time today", "but we don't want to look foolish, or lose control"..."so we want You, but only to this line...that is enough!"
I see now, Lord what You are asking me! How much is enough? I don't ever want to come to a place where I become so satisfied that my hunger for You, to get to know You more, wanes! I refuse to become complacent! I want to know You more, to grow, to change from glory to glory! I am so in love with You - how can I not want more...when there is always more available to me? So many songs of love are running through my head now as my heart cries, "I need You more, more than yesterday, I need You more, more than words can say""Oh Lord, You are more than enough. A well spring of mercy and a fountain of love, We live to praise
our amazing grace. Oh Lord, You are more than enough. Precious Lord, You are more Than enough!"
He is more than enough to fill all our needs, He is our All in All, but how can we settle for where we are with Him when there is so much more! He is a LIVING God, willing and desiring us to get closer, closer still! I want more of You at any cost! I am willing to be changed, to be made anew, to burn , to be purified...I am willing to be uncomfortable in the process, I just want You! How much is enough? Only the Lord can be the "enough" that we are all searching for! It is only Him that satisfies! Only Him that fulfills! He alone is El Shaddai
, which literally means God of More than Enough.
....but how much of Him is enough? I want to be one of His burning ones! I want to be purified, by the all consuming fire! The more that burns away the more He and I can become one! I want more Lord! I want, I need more of You!
I don't know how much is enough of You, Lord, cuz I haven't got there yet