enough: knowing we are more than enough in Christ

On days when we feel less than, it helps to recall how God has made us more than enough in Christ. By His grace, we can live a more than ordinary life, touched as we are with His sacred love and light.

We are more than we know, more than we see, more than we think or experience. With Holy Spirit taking up residence within, we are fully equipped to face anything this world may throw at us.

Though we don’t always feel strong, God’s word reminds us we are more than conquerors in Christ, far more than our current circumstances may suggest.

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The poem below came out of a desire to live out this glorious truth, to be on fire for Christ when life makes us cringe and want to run away and hide.

More than enough

Sometimes I want to cry, ‘enough!’ 

when life’s pain becomes too much and all

I want to do is hide away

Though I can never escape your loving

touch—you, the Lord of abundance

where enough is superseded by such

lavish, extravagant love

 

You are a God of more than enough

and a Man of Sorrows who bore more

than we know for us on the cross, with arms

stretched wide—a spear in your side

When my love burns down to a flickering

flame, my faith is insufficient and

the eyes of my heart grow dim

 

may I remember how you willingly gave

everything to die for my sin; and may it

stir these cold embers within

into more than enough to live my life

as a witness to your love, as I learn

to speak freely, joyfully again and let

you shine bright like drops of rain

©joylenton2017

Happy to be a slow Saturday slider as I add my poetic words to fellow word-weavers offerings at the five-minute-friday link up being hosted at Kate Motaung’s site. This week’s prompt is ‘enough’ and you are warmly invited to join us here, and to read the great variety of words being shared.

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10 thoughts on “enough: knowing we are more than enough in Christ”

  1. Dear Joy,
    Oh I was just speaking with my husband this morning, about these same kinds of thoughts: “Sometimes I want to cry, ‘enough!’” And then your words came, confirming the Lord’s own response to me, that He goes beyond whatever is too hard for me, “where enough is superseded by such lavish, extravagant love.” As hard as it feels to us, He is in the middle of those hard nights, waiting to show us His extravagant love. Thank you for sharing from your places of pain, Dear Friend, and opening the Heart of the Father to us who read your words. May Jesus bless you with a restful and beautiful weekend! Love and Hugs! xoxo

    1. Oh, you too, Bettie?! I’m not surprised, really. It’s no wonder when our poor bodies are subject to constant pain and limitations. And yet right there, in that place of pain, restriction and frustration, God not only meets with us, He works in us to bring fruit from it all. Our hard days and nights are not as lonely as they can feel, because God inhabits every moment, infusing it all with His infinite mercy, grace and tender love. As you can tell from my latest posts, I may not want to share from a place of pain but I am aware of God accompanying me in everything. I pray you, too, will be blessed with “a restful and beautiful weekend”, sweet friend! Love, prayers and gentle hugs to you. xoxo

    1. Tara, I see we went along similar lines with this week’s FMF prompt! I enjoyed your post and its emphasis on the cross. Yes, we definitely are “more than enough because of God’s love for us.” Have a blessed weekend, dear friend. xo

  2. “With Holy Spirit taking up residence within, we are fully equipped to face anything this world may throw at us.” It may seem like there is too much to bear, but God really is here to bear it with us. I’m so thankful for His Presence. Like your poem says we sometimes want to say ENOUGH, and even then God’s loving arms are there to comfort and sustain. I love your poem!

    Blessings dear sister/poet/friend! xoxo

    1. “It may seem like there is too much to bear, but God really is here to bear it with us. I’m so thankful for His Presence.” Amen to your words, Gayl! And the more we recognise just how much Jesus wants to take each and every burden, care and concern from us, the easier it gets to remember to hand it all over. The human mind seems to be hard-wired for independence and a go-it-alone attitude, doesn’t it? It really can be challenging for us at times to ask for help from God and others. Thank you for your sweet, generous comment about my poem! It’s amazing what God produces through us in these five-minute-friday posts. I enjoyed reading your words too! Blessings and love to you, dear sister/poet/friend. xoxo

    1. There are definitely days when we need help to fan the flame of faith, warm our cold hearts and make ardent disciples out of us. This Lenten pathway may be strewn with sadness sometimes and fraught with faith challenges, but there is nothing quite like it for giving us such a great reminder of all Jesus has done and continues to do for us! I hope you had a restful weekend, my friend. Thank you for your gentle, wise and loving presence here. xo

    1. “We once again are speaking God’s Truth—He is more than enough” Amen! Thanks for stopping by, Janis. I enjoyed your FMF post too. Bless you, friend! xo

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