Yesterday we were talking about the fact that there is always sufficient grace for every eventuality, and it occurred to me that sufficient is often the way God is with us. One step at a time, grace for the moment. It’s everflowing but it’s never all stored up. Why? Because it’s about ‘walking’ with the Lord like Enoch. He doesn’t give us a back pack full of supplies for the whole of life, or even the whole year, month or week. He doesn’t say “Here are your supplies of grace now off you go”, He says “ Come let’s walk together.”
It’s the same with guidance. We read in Psalm 119:105, ‘Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light for my path’. A lamp just shows a little way ahead, it’s not a searching beam showing us the path miles ahead, but it’s light enough for us to take one more step. I believe the Lord knows that if we had the whole map for the journey and all the provision that we needed too, we would probably soon be walking at some distance from Him, spiritually speaking. God doesn’t give us a road map He gives us Himself. He wants to be our saviour, friend, guide, and provider along the journey.
The Christian life is not a ‘religious order’, or a ‘code of conduct’, it’s mega times different and better than that. It’s a relationship with Almighty God, who carries everything that we need for the journey and makes it ours in Christ. So grace for each step comes as we need it, in the form that we need it, from God, through Christ, by the Holy Spirit, and we can be so thankful that that is the way it is.
We have enough of whatever we need in terms of grace, because our provision is tightly linked to His presence. ‘For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “YES” in Christ. And so through Him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.’ 2 Corinthians 1:20.
What an exciting verse. If I’m with Him I have enough. I have what I need because I am in Christ and He is in me, so God’s favour rests upon me. Any promise God has made, I can claim as mine because of Jesus. God says His “YES” to me because He sees me in Jesus. My ‘Amen’ is my shout of faith and agreement, it’s my ‘so be it’ or as ‘Amen’ is written in the Message version (and I love it) it’s my “Oh Yes”, Revelation 5:14.
So we are not like electric plug in cars, asking “Do I have sufficient charge to get me home, or to ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’?” We recharge as we go, because we have the powerful Holy Spirit, the ‘dunamis’ of God living in us. Today I am thanking God that all the grace that I need in every situation, moment by moment, is mine, because I am in Christ, and the promise is that He ‘will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus’. Philippians 4:19 NASB. He is with me, He is my heavenly ‘supply point’ and He is also my friend on the journey.