We live in a place and time where delayed gratification is discouraged. When we want something, then by all means we should have it, or so we’re told. We’re consumed with an unquenchable thirst for more—more money, a fancier car, larger house, better relationships and enhanced status. If we aren’t careful, we set off on the rat race, convinced it is the only way to get things done. We start to believe materialism and discontentment are unavoidable and even convince ourselves that our longings are justified and beneficial.
We’ve forgotten to ask our Father what He thinks about it. We believe that as we climb corporate ladders or wrack up credit card debt, the One who created us isn’t watching. We think it’s just the way we’re built, so we press on.
It hurts Him on a level that is hard for our human minds to comprehend. Without even knowing it, we can live in a way that says we don’t trust God, don’t need Him and don’t appreciate what He’s done for us. Ouch. That’s the last thing I want my life to say to the One who died for me.
Enough: Quenching the Insatiable Thirst for More uses examples from the Israelites’ time in the desert to demonstrate the ways in which our grumbling, complaining and limitless longings affect God. An arsenal of Scripture is provided to help arrest the contentment thieves of greed, idolatry, jealousy, anxiety and materialism. It also explores topics such as tithing, relationships and suffering.
Above all else, it invites us to incorporate one word and concept into our daily living: Enough! We’ll also be challenged to apply this word in a different light, provoking us to rise up against the things we can no longer sit back quietly and observe, but to take action and say “Enough!”
“Few women evidence both the depth of soul and devotion to Jesus I see in Stacy Voss. She dives into scripture head first, swallows it in big gulps, and then allows it to transform her from the inside out. Better yet, she then pours out generous glassfuls for anyone searching for their fill. Enough is no exception. Get ready to drink, long and deep. Contentment awaits.” ~ Michele Cushatt, Author and Speaker
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