The enemy likes to play this game with me: he chases me with legalism until I rebel and throw myself into the arms of permissiveness; and then he uses guilt to chase me back into legalism. Back and forth, like a poor little ping-pong ball.
Today, God said, “Enough.”
No matter where I am mentally and emotionally, Jesus is Enough.
No matter which side of the Should Fence I’m on, legalism or permissiveness, Jesus is Enough.
No matter how many flaws a sister-in-Christ has lovingly pointed out to me, Jesus is Enough.
No matter how oblivious I am to God’s Kingdom today because I’m too distracted by own agenda, Jesus is Enough.
It’s true that Christ’s death on the cross gives us the power to overcome sin and the flesh. But all too often, we forget that’s not all. That’s not all Jesus accomplished; how could it be? It wouldn’t be enough, since we continue to sin anyway.
No, Jesus’ sacrifice in taking all our sins upon Himself was not just about giving us the power to break away from them; it was also about giving us the freedom to fall.
I can fall down because of Jesus…and I can get up and go forward because of Him, too.
When I am walking upright, I am walking in the power of His death and resurrection—but especially His resurrection.
When I fall, I fall on the power of His death and resurrection—but especially His death.
Jesus is Enough.
The world will surround us with Shoulds when Jesus has poured out Enough. Embrace Him back today; His love is true and will be sweet to your soul.
Happy Valentine’s Day. ♥