More Than Enough Part One

February 23, 2018

 

Ephesians 3:20-21


Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.


Do any of the words in these scriptures suggest less than enough? Perhaps they suggest just enough. No, they suggest more than enough, because God’s supply is greater than our demand.


His supply exceeds abundance. His provision is more than enough. There is no ceiling to limit "exceeding abundantly." There is no ceiling to limit "above all that we ask or think." While more than enough is available from the supply of God’s provision, it is only limited by our confidence in the truth of His Word, and thus our actions upon that truth. 


“If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” (Mark 9:23)


Recall the record of the feeding of more than five thousand folks in chapter 6 of the gospel of John. 


A large group of people followed Jesus around the sea of Tiberias. They were intrigued by the miracles which He did on them that were diseased. 


Jesus’ disciples were in a quandary over a plan to take care of the people by providing food to satisfy a need in their lives. They limited their vision of the circumstance to the facts of the minimum they could provide.  The disciples could only see the few coins they had and the lunch basket of a lad that could not possibly provide for such a multitude.


But, Jesus believed the unbelievable to receive the impossible. 


Jesus saw beyond the facts by having thoughts of more than enough from God to provide for all the people. 


After having the disciples set the crowd in order on the grass, he gave thanks to God and divided and distributed a lunch basket to each of twelve disciples. 


They, in turn, passed the food around to each group who took as much as would satisfy them. Twelve lunch baskets containing five loaves and two fishes were leftover. 


Did the supply exceed the demand? 


Was the provision more than enough?


Let us see it big like the Word says. 


Let us not limit ourselves with small thinking. Let us not tempt God by limiting Him. Like Jesus, let us believe the unbelievable to receive the impossible.


It’s happening with the disciples of the Lord.


Ray Weidenhamer