Acts 23:23 – And he called unto him two centurions, saying, Make ready two hundred soldiers to go to Caesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and spearmen two hundred, at the third hour of the night;
The longer I live and do so in relationship with the Lord Jesus, led by Holy Spirit, and knowing the love of Father, the more I am convinced that there is no way I can turn from the authority of the Word of God. I have coined a phrase for myself that I hold fast, and believe it with all my heart. That phrase is this: “If God said it, that settles it.” I even use it in a number of languages where it has carried a strong impact. I remember a bumper sticker on a car that read, “God said it, I believe it, and that settles it.” It may be cute, but it makes the speaker far too self-important. You see, the end of the story is this; if God said it, that settles it, whether you believe it or not.
The Scriptures tell us clearly that God does “exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that is at work in us.” We also read that we can “do all things through Christ which strengthens” us. We can further examine one of the names of Jehovah God in the Old Testament. It was the name used by Father when He approached Abraham. He said His name was “Almighty God,” which is also translated “El Shaddai.” One of the meanings of “El Shaddai” is “the God Who is more than enough.”
A songwriter wrote, “He’s never late, He’s never early…He’s always right on time.” The truth is that He always is; He’s always right now, and right now is when you believe; when you release your faith. You see, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen.”
In all this, I want to help you create an accurate recognition of our God being at work. As you study the Word, you begin to see a pattern develop about our changeless God. Your heavenly Father NEVER does just enough. He knows the end from the beginning. He always has a means of escape for you from any and every temptation, test, or trial that comes your way. And when you consider that Father has made you to be the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath, and more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ, you cannot see yourself as someone who just makes it by in life. Your must realize that God, Who “works all things together for good to those who love Him, who are the called according to His purpose,” never does just enough. In all He does, He is always more than sufficient.
Manna for Today – Acts 23:12-35; Ephesians 3:20; Luke 1:37; Philippians 4:19; Matthew 18:19-20; Hebrews 11:1; Romans 8:28; 2 Corinthians 9:8