So I’m almost halfway through my Bible study on walking with God through the desert. I haven’t been able to watch any of the videos yet, but just the reading has been incredibly convicting. Mostly what I’ve gleaned from this examination of scripture is that God often provides just enough to get us through each day–especially when we are in hard times that we associate with desert travel.
The thing that has impressed itself on me in this is how much I whine for things I must not really need, for they are not what the Lord provides. I’m not any different than the children of Israel grumbling for meat when God has already provided bread. I just convince myself I am in greater need of what I want than they were. Rarely does that prove true.
Like the Israelites, I tend to want abundance, not “just enough.” But God has so much to teach me in just enough. Just enough keeps me humble. Just enough keeps me living in each day. Just enough keeps me dependent on Him. Just enough makes me appreciate abundance when it comes. Just enough isn’t always fun, but just enough bears fruit in abundance. Eternal abundance. And in the end, that’s what I truly desire, even if my flesh whines for more.