October 7, 2013

31 DAYS: CONTENT IN CHRIST (Post 3 - More Than Enough)


When Chris Tomlin came out with his worship song "Enough," the words totally resonated with me.  At that time, I had just left my hometown in pursuit of re-enrolling in college to complete a new degree path.  I was single and very much in need of Christ to awaken a desire in me to be content in Him alone.  I learned this song while I was working at a Christian youth camp that summer (Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters - seriously the best camp on earth!).  

When I heard the lyrics, "You're my sacrifice of greatest price," I knew this song cut right to my heart.  I had to let Christ be my everything.  I had to sacrifice everything I had ever found contentment in before to trade it for Him.  Well, I felt I had already done this in a sense...I mean, I had just left my hometown.  I had resigned from a job in ministry at my home church, and I had left friends and family behind to pursue God's call to finish my education.
But God wanted more.
He wanted to be "my supply, my breath of life...my sacrifice of greatest price."  What was that sacrifice?  It instantly struck me.  At 23, my greatest desire was to be pursued by a godly man unto marriage.  At that time, I had given up "dating" as the world does it.  I had starved myself of physical affection from men, committing not only to saving sex for marriage but also for saving my first kiss till the altar as well.  What more could Christ want?
He wanted my ALL.  And this desire was holding me back from finding full contentment in Him.
Is a desire for marriage inherently wrong?  No.  Is it distracting?  Heck yes it is.
God was calling me to strip away all my distractions and put all my efforts into seeking Him alone.  Below, you'll find the words to the worship song "Enough."  If you've never heard the song, click the video below and follow along with the words.  If you know the song by heart - click the link, close your eyes, and worship God with your all.  Let Him be MORE THAN ENOUGH for you today.
You are my supply, my breath of life
Still more awesome than I know
You are my reward, worth living for
Still more awesome than I know
'Cause all of You is more than enough for
All of me, for every thirst and every need
You satisfy me with Your love
And all I have in You is more than enough
You're my sacrifice of greatest price
Still more awesome than I know
You're my coming King, You're everything
Still more awesome than I know
'Cause all of You is more than enough for
All of me, for every thirst and every need
You satisfy me with Your love
And all I have in You is more than enough
More than all I want, more than all I need
You are more than enough for me
More than all I know, more than all I can see
You are more than enough for me

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