It was around this time last year that I had (and needed!) an awakening to Jesus Himself. This awakening began with a very simple phrase which we all know.
I cannot begin to say how big a deal this has been, how utterly essential experiencing the Daily Bread has been. The more people that I share this with, the more I realise how essential it is for us all to know that the Father is giving us the True Bread, his son Jesus, and that Life is only in him. We must eat of him!
I was thinking the other day about this;
“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”
That’s quite an amazing promise! All sufficiency. In all things. At all times.
That’s having what we need when we need it. It might not be what we want, but we can guarantee that the Bread we receive from the Father is sufficient for our needs and the needs of others. Just like he demonstrated with the manna in the wilderness. We might crave more, or something else, but when we learn that the Bread of Life is sufficient, we will be satisfied.
“In all things”
Could it really mean all things? Yes. Christ is all. So to receive him and eat of the Bread of Life, we can be conscious that we are receiving that which brings sufficiency in all things. That’s the purpose of the daily bread. Today, all my needs are provided for in him. And all that I need to share with others too!
“At all times”
This is quite stunning. It means that there isn’t a time when my needs aren’t met in him. There is no time of lack, it is simply that as I eat today of the Bread of Life, I have all that I need.
I must know the ‘allness’ of Jesus. To rest in the fact that the Father provides “all sufficiency in all things at all times” is where he wants us all to be. Satisfied that Jesus Himself is all.
Let us start this year by eating the Bread, drinking the Living Water, and knowing that Jesus Himself brings
“all sufficiency in all things at all times.”