“More than Enough?” – Hebrews 11:13-16

Hebrews 11:13-16

“These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.”

God took Israel from the land of not enough in Egypt, to the land of just enough in the desert. But He wanted them to experience the land of more than enough in Canaan.

We all want more than enough. We all complain about not having enough. We get tired of the enough that we have. But, we all want more than enough and God is offering that to us. 

The land God is ultimately leading us to is Heaven, but we can experience more than enough here. What would be considered more than enough? The abiding presence of God is more than enough. Genuine worship is more than enough. Peace in the middle of struggles is more than enough. There are things that I cannot explain about an authentic walk with Christ that is more than enough.

The Israelites were strangers in captivity and the wilderness. They did not belong in slavery. They did not belong wandering aimlessly. They belonged in the land where God established them and gave them a great name.

You don’t belong in slavery to sin. You don’t belong wandering without a true purpose in life. You belong where God gives you a calling and a journey. You belong in God’s will.

If you are experiencing more than enough, rejoice and enjoy. If you are in the land of just enough, struggling to survive with bitterness, surrender those things to Christ.

It boils down to this. Do you want a walk with Christ that lets you live in more than enough? Then don’t be satisfied with staying in the land of just enough or not enough.

While using the HEAR method (see below) consider the following questions: 
  • Do you want to explore further the idea of more than enough? Email pastor@mybelmont.org
  • Do you know someone struggling with addictions or heartaches in the land of not enough? Share this devotion and contact me at pastor@mybelmont.org. I will pray and help.

Highlight – what words or phrases jump out at you? 

Explain – what does the passage mean? 
Apply – how does the passage intersect with your life today? 
Respond – how is God leading you to respond?
Pastor Stephen Williams 
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