God is Enough
Idol – a person, object, or ‘something’ in our life that is worshipped as a god.
I recently heard a msg by Ps Lisa Bevere asking God’s forgiveness on having an idol in your life… ‘hang on here, can’t imagine Ps Lisa Bevere has any idols’ but as Lisa went on to share, I was rather convicted myself on another aspect of my own life….
Our everyday lives can be so full, and we don’t really pass the time on all the things we feel are important to us… but when your reminded of God telling us in the word that He will take care of everything – ‘do we actually let him’?
Matthew 6:25-34 AMP
25 “Therefore I tell you, stop being worried or anxious (perpetually uneasy, distracted) about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, as to what you will wear. Is life not more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow [seed] nor reap [the harvest] nor gather [the crops] into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27 And who of you by worrying can add one [l]hour to [the length of] his life? 28 And why are you worried about clothes? See how the lilies and wildflowers of the field grow; they do not labor nor do they spin [wool to make clothing], 29 yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory and splendor dressed himself like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive and green today and tomorrow is [cut and] thrown [as fuel] into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 31 Therefore do not worry or be anxious (perpetually uneasy, distracted), saying, ‘What are we going to eat?’ or ‘What are we going to drink?’ or ‘What are we going to wear?’ 32 For the [pagan] Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; [but do not worry,] for your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.
34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
It is so easy to get caught up in what is needed for us physically in the natural (eating, sleeping, putting petrol in the car, shopping for consumables, etc) but if we were to look at how much of Christ is in our lives like a ‘pie’ graph… how much room do we allow him?
I am good at filling up my ‘busy’ tank but am convicted in my heart today that I am not really prioritizing my Heavenly Father into my schedule enough AND not allowing Him first consideration on all other areas when making the choices needed.
My personal Pie above may look like I have it all mapped out (maybe not quite totally correct either), but my health section seems to take up the biggest chunk of my pie graph! What is even more obvious, or should I say, ‘glaring at me’ is that it should be getting the ‘biggest chunk’ of me inviting God to speak to me about that section of my life! For God to advise me on what is best for me but disappointingly I am not doing that section of my ‘pie’ with the due diligence it deserves!
I go and have my checkups with my GP, see specialists when I end up in an emergency room, discuss a lot more with my hubby but from all those voices, I need to be asking the ‘the best’ practitioner himself - ‘Jehovah Rapha’.
God has provided medical practitioners to help us here, yes, and He has also given them the gifts to bring healing needed to so many as I have previously experienced….
During this same period, not long after returning from Sri Lanka, I had been experiencing a lot of excessive blood loss. Due to everything else that was going on in our lives & being a mother that feels she has to ‘keep it all together,’ I was putting up with it and making do the best way possible. More and more, as symptoms persisted, I was becoming very weary and very drained. Due to our heavy involvement in a lot of volunteer ministry at the time, I sensed we were both under a spiritual attack. However, in the natural, we still need to be proactive in God, guiding us to the right course of action, so I spent time in prayer for God's leading.
I had been pursuing doctors and specialists who were all telling me that I just needed to ‘take a pill’ or other quick-fix remedies. Still, when praying, I felt the Lord was directing me to have surgery (not that, that was my first preference). Again, because I kept vigilant and persisted, the specialist agreed to do a hysterectomy for me. On the morning after my surgery, in December 2012, the specialist sat beside my hospital bed. She said – ‘I wish to commend you on your decision, Kim! Even though I was not recommending you do this, due to the scan results not showing anything. Once going in, there were several huge fibroids on the back of your uterus that needed to come out, so it is all good now.’ Wow, the relief knowing that God was guiding me for my best outcome – How amazing is our God!
Quote from ‘Door of Hope’ by Kim Stanfield
So, I believe now, after listening to Lisa, I have an understanding to correct my thinking that it's not up to me to source but realizing that my God is Enough to sustain me in everything – even all my health issues.
PRAYER – Heavenly Father, forgive me for making my health an idol in my life and putting it before you. Forgive me for imagining that my source was something that I can provide but I now know that You are enough for me, and I invite You to come in and direct me to bring out the best in me and my life for Your glory Lord Jesus.
GOD IS ENOUGH TO SUSTAIN US 😊