As I said a few weeks ago, I've decided to start a new little series called "Rewriting Sayings" this is where I simply rewrite popular sayings to say things that are glorifying to God instead of self. Refresh your mind with the first rewriting HEREThis weeks REWRITE is;
You are enough!
Actually, YOUR NOT!!!
(Buuuuuuut JESUS IS!!!)
It's all over the internet, Google, pinterest, there are notebooks, tshirts and hats with these words on it. While I LOOOOOVE the idea of promoting being our self, being natural, not trying to be something we're not. Not trying to become something or someone, through accomplishments, money, material things or trying to be beautiful through makeup or fashion, THE TRUTH IS, we are NOT ENOUGH on our own accord. The Bible says, "But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away." (Isaiah 64:6)
The underlying meaning behind the saying "YOU ARE ENOUGH" is self-empowerment. There is NOTHING we can ever do, to make us ENOUGH, the Bible says that even our own righteousness is as FILTHY RAGS in comparison to the holiness of God. Next to God's goodness, we can NEVERRRR be enough, but God in His love and mercy, takes us in ANYWAYZ!!!
"And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." (1 Corinthians 6:11)
God knows the depths of evil, sin and iniquities that is possible in human kind, we could never be enough, so He chose to fill in the gaps where we come up short...
"For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." (2 Corinthians 5:21)
We don't need SELF-empowerment,
WE NEED GOD-EMPOWERMENT!!!
YOU ARE NOT ENOUGH...
GOD IS ENOUGH!!!
♥Mary Frances :)