Enough: occurring in such quantity, quality, or scope as to fully meet demands, needs, or expectations. Competent. (m-w.com)
Last night I was doodling, playing with my watercolor calligraphy pens and listening to music, trying to find inspiration.
I have always loved lettering. I remember sitting in class in junior high and high school spelling “SMILE” and making block letters. So calligraphy feels like an adventure back in time for me, with some added excitement with all these different types of pens! I have always loved pens and journals too. A natural tendency if you will.
I was listening to King’s Kaleidoscope “Rain” and the chorus is “I am enough, always enough. You are enough, precious and loved. Morning will come, sure as the Son,
I am enough, you are enough. You are enough.” (Go listen immediately*)
Not only am I enough, but you are too. This song sings deep truths over my soul.
I didn’t always feel like I was enough growing up. I fell into patterns of “pharisee” living-trying to earn my salvation. Maybe you’ve been there too, trusting Jesus for your initial salvation, but after that you needed to get your stuff together instead of trusting in His work on the Cross continually.
Through counseling and tons of encouragement from friends, I am moving into recovery as a Pharisee. Its a terrible way to live. It eventually bites you.
So on this Tuesday, my kids are all home, I’m writing while one naps and the other two play and fight. Reminding you and myself, we are enough. We don’t have to earn or merit our salvation. It’s done. Jesus on the cross and raising three days later. It was enough. For you. For me. For the whole world.
I have written on my cupboard in the kitchen “You are Enough, because Christ is in you, and He is enough.” (reference John 3:16, Colossians 1:27, and 1 Corinthians 12:9)
I pray those words sink deep into your soul, and mine too.
Those are the words that will change us for the better.