How much is enough?
I think it’s a matter of perspective. I know people who don’t own very many ‘things’ and have limited resources who are happy. I know people with a lot of money and ‘stuff’ who are not happy.
What makes the difference?
The story of the widow who feeds Elijah what she thinks is her last loaf of bread illustrates for me what makes the difference. Elijah was hungry and asked the widow if she could give him some bread and she answered, I have ‘only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug.”
Only. A little.
Elijah then teaches her a lesson that changes her life – “the Lord, God of Israel, says:’The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the LORD sends rain on the land.”
God provided for her and he provides for you and me. If it feels like we don’t have enough, the problem could be that we’re using words like ‘only’ and ‘a little’ when we think about God’s provision for us.
By putting my faith in God, I am plugging into the power of the Creator of the Universe. Nothing is impossible with God. When God moves in my life, sometimes he changes my circumstances and sometimes he changes my perspective.
Jesus is the Bread of Life. Ever since I accepted the free gift of grace he offered me, he has been feeding my soul with love and truth and peace.
Every day he feeds me. And it is enough.
Thank you, Jesus.