Previously, I shared how God has used My One Word–ENOUGH–to convict my heart about spending, eating, talking and other behaviors I am prone to take to excess! If I am honest, I am not horribly excited about this process. It means saying no to myself a lot. I know I am in for a transformative year, though!
Conversely, I am eagerly looking forward to pursuing another aspect of using the word “Enough” as a lens through which to view life this year in 2013. The verse I have chosen to memorize for “Enough” expresses it best:
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
I may *think* that a closer friendship with a certain person is what I need, but God is sufficient. He is my portion for my hungry heart. (He still may provide deeper intimacy with that friend…and he may not…but, regardless, he wants to be enough for me.)
I may *think* that I will be happy once I land that great book publishing contract, but God is sufficient. He is my portion for my hungry heart. (The book deal may come, but God intends that my happiness not be inextricably bound up in whether it does or not!)
When life isn’t the way I want it to be, I will remember that the Lord has authored my circumstances. He intends that my heart delights in Him. He wants my mind fixed on him and to trust that he will be the strength of my heart and my portion forever. He is ever so worthy!
I look forward to experiencing God’s sufficiency in 2013. So, I am renewing my commitment to worshiping Him throughout the “dailyness” of life–not just thanking him for his gifts, but praising Him for His character–for who He is and what He does!
I know that these two things are connected. As I look to the Lord to be my portion, my sufficiency–enough–I will be less likely to take even good things to excess!