Original Posting At http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2019/11/our-sufficiency-is-in-christ.html
“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.” (2 Corinthians 3:5 NKJV)
“Thank You, Lord. You are my sufficiency this moment, this hour, this day. I‘m counting on Your life in me — Your love and patience, Your gentleness and guidance and power — to meet my needs and overflow to others.”
When we praise with thanksgiving, we deepen our experience of Christ in us as our Source. He constantly fills us and replenishes our resources as we give ourselves in loving service to other people.
C. S. Lewis wrote that a car [built with an internal combustion engine] is made to run on gas, and it won’t run properly on anything else. Likewise, God made us to run on Himself. He is the fuel our spirits were designed to feed on. So it’s no use trying to find inner release and power and fulfillment apart from God. There is no such thing. And God has given us His life and power through our inner union with Christ Jesus our Lord.
When we turn our attention to Christ, focusing on Him and His sufficiency, how can we help but praise and thank Him for He is our life?
— Ruth Myers in “31 Days of Praise”