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Monday, November 21, 2011


“Why do I never have enough?” How many times have you heard that complaint? I’m guilty of saying it myself. If we are striving for enough, we will never get there. The desire for enough metastasises, eating its way into every healthy part of us, until we are consumed with not enough. We are the only ones who can choose to live a life of radical enoughticity.

To live a life of enough is to be thankful for all we have. Even when things go sour, there are still sweet blessings to be counted. It is usually when we believe bad things shouldn’t happen to us, that we launch into our “ain’t it awful theme-song.” When we believe, “I have led a good life and God has no right to punish me,” we find it impossible to be thankful.

God is the creator of life and all that is good within it. When we believe we don’t have enough, it becomes impossible to see what we do have and value it as a blessing. For this week of Thanksgiving, let us begin a life of radical enoughticity. God’s unseen blessings will suddenly fall like precious coins from full, gray clouds. They will overflow our heart and stack up like bricks of gold if we look for blessings and not just “more.” Let us pray:

“Father God, Living Life, embodiment of love, your name is Holy, Holy, Holy. We ask that we may enter into your kingdom and receive your true blessings, which are far above anything we could ever strive for. For this week of Thanksgiving, we ask for the courage to live lives of radical enoughticity. If your blessings are not enough for us, we have been seeking the wrong treasure. For that we beg your forgiveness. Lead us away from the world’s interpretation of success and let us find our joy in you. We thank you for every gift and blessing, no matter how big or small. Blessings from you have no measure. A blessing from you, no matter what, is amazing beyond anything we can imagine! For all these things we say, ‘Thank you Holy One.’ In the name of Jesus Christ, your son, our path to you, we pray. Amen”
“God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine.”
Copyright 2011 Doris Gaines Rapp, Ph.D.

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