A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, May 26
verses 1-3: Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the servant, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”
The servant managed to bring Eve’s attention around to the one thing she was not able to have. Adam and Eve had everything they needed. They had access to much more than they needed. But the servant was able to remind Eve of the one thing she was not allowed to have. This became what she wanted to have. The feeling of wanting something we know we can’t have, is a familiar one. I think some people are much better than others at being satisfied and thankful when they have enough. I struggle with this at times, mostly with a slight variation. For me, it is often around accepting a “good enough” outcome. When I try my hardest, is it really my hardest? Is this the best outcome I can achieve? God is in control of the outcome, not me. When I have enough, it is enough. I need to always be thankful, for God supplies more than enough.
Thank you, Lord, for providing more than enough. Help me to help others. Put me in situations where I can serve. I am so thankful. Amen