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Sufficient Grace

Startled. That was the look in his eyes.

My husband and I hadn’t been married long before I lovingly made him an apple pie, cut a slice of it and put it in front of him. Then I got the look – the startled one. He looked at the pie, then at me in disbelief. Then he said, “Hon, from now on please cut me a slice bigger than an 1/8!” Clearly this was not sufficient for his appetite. I grew up in a family of small eaters and 1/8 was always enough for us. I learned my lesson and have increased his portion size!

Last night at prayer meeting we read II Corinthians 12:9 – And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. It was explained that the word sufficient means enough. God’s grace will always be enough for every trial we’re going through. It will be portioned out for each person, for each need, and it will not fall short of being sufficient. It won’t be 1/8 of his grace when we need “the whole pie!” We will never have to look at the Lord in prayer and be startled that He only gave us a small amount.

It is enough. Always. For every need.

How have you experienced His grace?

Because of His sufficient grace,

P.S. Thank you to those of you who participated yesterday! I’ve learned from you and am taking note of the books mentioned, as well as your comments.

3 thoughts on “Sufficient Grace

  1. Denise, this blog takes me back to the time you and Pastor C ate Sunday dinner with us for the first time. I had given you what I thought was a normal size portion of cobbler. You looked at it and said “this is way too much”. I also have a husband with a large appetite. I too want my appetite to grow for God and for his word. It seems of late that I can't get enough of him and am starving for more. I pray that I will always have a hunger for God and his word. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. I look forward everyday to see what I can learn from reading them.


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