- Pastor Luis Cruz
God is More Than Enough
God is more than enough. God satisfies us in order to experience the power of His grace. The Psalmist said, “1 Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, 5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Psalm 103: 1-5.
What David emphasized in the Old Testament; Paul also declared in the book of Colossians that God is more than enough for what we truly need. In Colossians chapter 2, we will learn several important declarations regarding the work of God in the believers’ life.
1. God initiated life-giving power to us.
13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.”
· Before salvation, the Bible said that we were spiritually dead, unable to seek and understand God on our own, and unable to make oneself alive.
· God has taken the initiative to make us spiritually alive in Christ.
· Our greatest spiritual need is to know and enjoy God forever and we can’t have that unless God comes to us and stimulates our spirit to come to life.
· God created events and circumstances that would open our spiritual eyes to our need for Him.
Romans 8:31-33, “31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.”
· The greatest Being who was against us, is now for us.
· God secured a good future for those who believe in Christ.
2. God delivered you from evil.
“15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.” Colossians 2:15
· At the time of His death on the cross, Christ’s divine living spirit went to the domicile of Satan and his dark forces to declare His triumph over them, over death, and over sin.
· Satan no longer has power over our soul.
Colossians 1:13, “13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
3. God freed you from man-made legalistic rules.
20 Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: 21 “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? 22 These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings. 23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.”
· You no longer have to perform such man-made legalistic rule to earn your place in heaven.
· God has already graciously given you eternal life through Christ.
· You have entered a new way of living free from legalistic rules that seek to earn holiness through self-denial, self-neglect and self-infliction of unnecessary sufferings.
Something to contemplate:
If you have Christ in you, then you have more than enough. He is the answer to all your needs. So, now, worship Him and declare, “1 Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits.” Psalm 103: 1-2.