God Has More than Enough for You!

David CerulloBy David Cerullo7 Minutes

The world’s current economic challenges may actually be a blessing in disguise. Why? Because these difficult times are compelling many Believers to reassess whether they’re truly trusting in the Lord as their source.

It’s one thing to claim we’re trusting in God for our provision when we have a good job, lots of equity in our home, and a growing 401(k) fund for our retirement. But what happens to our faith when the whole financial system is shaking and our resources seem to be drying up instead of growing?

Friends, it has never been more important for God’s people to learn the secrets of coming to Him as Jehovah Jireh—our faithful Provider—even when every human resource seems to be failing us.

Instead of trying to find hope in our circumstances, the Lord wants us to look to Him for overflowing abundance that has nothing to do with the economic systems of this world!

Heavenly Citizenship

If I asked you which country you’re a citizen of, how would you respond? Perhaps you would say, “I’m a citizen of the United States” or “I live in the United Kingdom.”

If I pressed a little further and asked how things were going in your country, you might say, “The economy is pretty sluggish right now, which is making life pretty hard for me.”

However, consider this: The Bible says “our citizenship is in Heaven (Philippians 3:20)! Heaven is a “country” where there’s never been a recession or economic downturn. In Heaven there’s no poverty or lack, nor is there any sickness or broken relationship. There’s never been a foreclosure or bankruptcy there!

But the fact is that most Christians in Western nations today are much too earthbound—wrapped up in this world instead of looking to God’s Kingdom as their source of provision. We’ve forgotten the Bible’s clear instruction: “Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth” (Colossians 3:2). As a result, we’ve put our hope in man’s economy instead of God’s.

Three Distinct “Lands”

The journey of the Israelites from Egypt to the Promised Land paints a helpful picture of three distinct “lands” people live in regarding God’s abundance. Whether you know it or not, you are living in one of these three lands today:

  • Egypt – The Land of “Never Enough.” When the children of Israel lived in Egypt, they were slaves to cruel taskmasters and given only meager rations of food (Exodus 1).
  • The Wilderness – The Land of “Barely Enough.” After being delivered from their bondage and scarce provisions in Egypt, the Israelites wandered for 40 years in the wilderness. Despite their failure to consistently trust and obey the Lord, He met all their needs in the wilderness—but just barely. He provided manna for them to eat each day, but it couldn’t be stored up, nor were there any leftovers (Exodus 16:14-21). God’s people were surviving, but not thriving.
  • Canaan – The Land of “More Than Enough.” Even though the Israelites probably got used to their daily routine of gathering manna and having barely enough, God had much more planned for them in the Promised Land (Canaan). Scripture describes this as “an exceedingly good land” that had huge crops and “flows with milk and honey” (Numbers 14:7-8).

Which of these three lands are you living in today? Sadly, most Christians seem to be living in the land of Never Enough or Barely Enough. Their joy in life goes up and down with the daily stock market reports, or they’re anxious every month about whether they’ll even be able to make their mortgage or rent payment.

But this is not how God wants us to live! You can experience the Land of More Than Enough!

Let me explain…

A New Economy

When the Israelites passed over the Jordan River into the Promised Land, they were entering a whole new economy. Instead of giving His people supernatural manna from Heaven, the Lord began to meet their needs in a whole new way—through the principle of Seedtime and Harvest!

Canaan is described as a land of overflowing abundance, where they could live “without scarcity” and “not lack anything.” It was “a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates” (Deuteronomy 8:7-9).

But notice that in order to experience ongoing crops of wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, and olives, they had to plant something…they had to Sow Seeds!

Often when I hear a Christian complaining that God hasn’t met their needs, I ask, “Tell me what Seeds you’ve planted.” Puzzled by my question, the person often responds, “Dave, what does that have to do with the Lord meeting my needs?”

Dear friend, that has everything to do with God’s provision in your life! He wants to bring you from the old economy—the sparse provisions of the “wilderness” and the unreliable financial systems of this earth—into the abundant, faithful economy of His Kingdom.

What Are You Waiting For?

Many people are waiting for their miracle Harvest from God, but there’s just one problem: They haven’t yet planted any Seeds!

You see, it’s time to quit waiting for the manna to drop from the sky. Yes, God’s supernatural provision will come, but it will come after you take steps of faith to plant Seeds into His Kingdom.

Trust God today—with your time, talent, and treasure. He can bring you from Egypt’s bondage or the scarcity of the wilderness into a whole new economy—the Land of More Than Enough!

God bless you.

David Cerullo

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