This morning in church we sang the song "Christ is Enough" . The chorus goes like this:
Christ is enough for me
Christ is enough for me
Everything I need is in You
Everything I need
As I sang that song this morning, I realized that I could truly sing those words and mean them. Those words are so true for my life right now.
As I stood there in the pew by myself, I didn't feel lonely. I had such peace and gratefulness for God's presence.
As I thought about being at the Women of Faith conference this weekend by myself, I thanked God for using the speakers to encourage and challenge me.
I've spent many years of my adult life, looking to other people to be my "everything". My disease to please has wreaked so much havoc on my spirit and emotional state.
I've based my joy on the amount in the bank account or the relationships with my children. I've looked to my husband's words and actions to determine my worth and value. I've looked to friends or co-workers to affirm my calling. I've looked to extended family for approval in many areas of my life.
But by the grace of God, He has become my Everything!!! Over the past few years, He has been stretching me and growing me. He has been showing me over and over that my value comes from my position as a daughter of the One True King. My joy comes from knowing that God loves me with an everlasting love that never increases or decreases. He has great plans for me and has placed me where I am for His purpose and plan.
The verses of the song say this:
Christ is my reward
And all of my devotion
Now there's nothing in this world
That could ever satisfy
Christ my all in all
The joy of my salvation
And this hope will never fail
Heaven is our home
There is NOTHING in this world that will ever satisfy my longings and my needs. There is no job or friendship or relationship that can "complete me". Only in Christ am I made whole and complete. I don't need the approval or affirmation of others to make me happy and content. There is only one person that I need to look to for fulfillment and satisfaction.
There is only one who I am to look to as my Savior and my God. He is my hope and joy. He will never fail me....EVER.
I can say with confidence that today, Christ is enough for me.
I am a Christian, a wife, a mom, a VBS crafter, a coupon clipper, a thrift store shopper, a football fan, a cook, a student of the Bible and an avid reader.