“I have God’s more-than-enough, more joy in one ordinary day than they get in all their shopping sprees.

At days’ end I’m ready for sound sleep. For you, God, have put my life back together.” (The Message)

God is the true source of security in an insecure world…and He is the Only One who satisfies in a world where we  can never seem to get enough.  And when we have Him – along  with His promises for provision, protection and peace – we have “more than enough.”

Can you draw strength from knowing that you have God’s more-than-enough even if at times it doesn’t look like quite enough? Thank Him today for all that you have, as well as for the blessings that you don’t yet see. The Bible says if we belong to Christ, God has blessed us in the heavenly realm with every spiritual blessing in Christ (Ephesians 1:3). And if we “share in His sufferings” we are “heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17). Joint heirs with God! Think about that. We are heirs of all that is His. Now that’s an inheritance. That’s a future. That is more than enough.

To have  more joy in one ordinary day than the rest of the world has in all their shopping sprees is priceless. It’s something money can’t buy. And it’s something that can never be taken away from us.

Live in the joy and freedom of God’s priceless gifts rather than the bondage of the world’s debts.  And your children may learn to rejoice with you, too!  

August 13, 2009

Cindi McMenamin is a national speaker and author of several books, including ‘When Women Walk Alone’ (more than 100,000 copies sold), ‘Letting God Meet Your Emotional Needs,’ and ‘When God Pursues a Woman’s Heart.’ This article is adapted from her most recent book, ‘When Women Walk Alone: A 31-Day Devotional Companion.’  For more on her Southern California-based ministry, or to order her books, see her website: www.StrengthForTheSoul.com.