Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion. Psalms 84:5-7 (NIV)
The Apostle Paul writes in his doxology at the close of his prayer in Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV): “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” To be sure, our God is self-sufficient, alone sufficient and all sufficient. If God is our portion we discover in Him all that we need. He never fills our cups halfway, rather to overflowing. He lacks nothing and His children lack nothing of value for “no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless” (Psalms 84:11B (NIV)).
Earthly portions are limited in their nature and comfort – they never totally satisfy and will find us wanting bigger, more, better, newer and on and on. They were never meant to bring us full satisfaction, simply enjoyment. Yet, God is our Perfect Portion, giving us exactly what our souls need to grow us up into the likeness of His Son that He might be the first among many brothers. He is not partly our portion, but He Himself makes up the sum total of our soul’s inheritance. God is all sufficient in Himself and if He is all sufficient in Himself then He is most assuredly all sufficient for us, Amen? “The fullness of Him who fills everything in every way,” Paul writes in Ephesians 1:23 (NIV). All that we could wish for is found in Him, our divine portion. This leaves us asking, as the psalmist Asaph penned in Psalms 73:25-26 (NIV): “Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
Let Him satisfy your vacuous hearts and show the world how good your God is. He allows our boundary lines to fall in pleasant places and He will be no man’s debtor. There is no out giving Him. Better is one day in His courts than a thousand elsewhere. Blessed is the one who trusts in You, O Lord.
And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.** Ephesians 1:21-23 (NIV)**