Bot9 - More Than Enough

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2 Corinthians 9:8 (NLV), “God can give you all you need. He will give you more than enough. You will have everything you need for yourselves. And you will have enough left over to give when there is a need.”

I really wanted to win a championship in my lifetime. It was a thing, a deep yearning. I remember how long it took my favorite football team, the Denver Broncos, to win a Super Bowl. They finally got over that hump while I was in college and I was 23 years old. That was a great day. I remember how long it took my favorite baseball team, the Boston Red Sox, to win a World Series. They got over that hump in 2004 when I was 30 years old. Another great day. And, I remember when I finally won a high school state championship. I was 42 years old. That was a wonderful day.

Since then, the Broncos have won a couple more Super Bowls, and the Red Sox have won four World Series in past 14 years. Personally, one baseball program I started just completed a three-peat, while the other won their first state title this past spring. The past 20 years have been a time of incredible abundance.

In the midst of less and in the midst of plenty, there’s one thing that remains constant - God is more than enough. Jesus is more than enough. The Holy Spirit is more than enough. When we put anything above or in between our relationship, that thing let’s us down. It becomes more important for a time and we need reminded about our priorities. We might catch ourselves striving, or a friend might point it out lovingly, or God might even humble us until we get back to that simple idea. He is more than enough.

I’d like to encourage everyone to listen to the Chris Tomlin song and read through the lyric below as a reminder. Jesus Christ made Himself available to us through the Cross and He is more than enough for us, now and forever. Rest in that this baseball offseason.

As a note, I’m going to take a break from writing Bottom of the Ninth on a weekly basis until the new year and focus on completing my second book. I’m excited to share that book and new content in 2019 as we continue to speak The Gospel of Jesus in the Language of Baseball. We’ll see you in 2019!

Enough by Chris Tomlin
All of you is more than enough for all of me
For every thirst and every need
You satisfy me with Your love
And all I have in You is more than enough
You are my supply
My breath of life
And still more awesome than I know
You are my reward
worth living for
And still more awesome than I know
All of you is more than enough for all of me
For every thirst and every need
You satisfy me with Your love
And all I have in You is more than enough
You're my sacrifice
Of greatest price
And still more awesome than I know
You're my coming King
You are everything
And still more awesome than I know
More than all I want
More than all I need
You are more than enough for me
More than all I know
More than all I can say
You are more than enough for me