Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Julie Ackerman Link's Just Enough

In today's (February 4, 2013) Our Daily Bread Devotional, Julie Ackerman Link's "Just Enough" reads:

I love writing for Our Daily Bread. I confess, however, that sometimes I whine to my friends about how difficult it is to communicate everything I would like to say in a short devotional. If only I could use more than 220 words.

This year when I came to the book of Matthew in my Bible-reading schedule, I noticed something for the first time. As I was reading about the temptation of Christ (Matt. 4:1-11), I noticed how short it was. Matthew used fewer than 250 words to write his account of one of the most pivotal events in all of Scripture. Then I thought of other short yet powerful passages: the 23rd Psalm (117 words) and the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 (66 words).

Clearly, I don’t need more words, I just need to use them well. This also applies to other areas of life—time, money, space. Scripture affirms that God meets the needs of those who seek His kingdom and His righteousness (Matt. 6:33). The psalmist David encourages us, “Those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing” (Ps. 34:10).

If today you’re thinking, “I need just a little bit more” of something, consider instead the possibility that God has given you “just enough.”
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Well, how's that? She just perfectly expressed the sentiment of anyone who has so much to share in just one article! And I could only concur with her in saying that she doesn't need more words but just needs to use them well. Great principle to apply for every writer!

Thank you, Ms. Ackerman Link, all the more, for the reminder that God has given us "just enough" for He, being the most powerful Almighty God, knows our every bit of need and has and never will ever commit the mistake of giving us anything less.

Have a great day, friends and rejoice in the thought that God knows what we need even before we could utter the words to ask of Him. :))

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  2. "Have a great day, friends and rejoice in the thought that God knows what we need even before we could utter the words to ask of Him. :)) "

    Yup He totally does.

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