by Frank Pollard

By Frank Pollard
"More Than Enough"
Ephesians 5:15-17

This is not a sermon for you whose life is going
routinely well. Nor is it a sermon for you who are facing
unusual and jarring hurt. I know you are there. I am
praying our Lord will give you peace and solution. This
sermon is for you who are simply surviving, straining to
get by, making it but not quite making it. Life is
requiring all you have to give it and a little bit more.
You need a little more time, a little more energy, a
little more money. Does the alarm make its annoying sound
each morning before you have gotten your sleep done? Then
the frenzy of another day has started, maybe children to
get dressed, get fed and get to school, clothes to get
ready before you get out and get to work, breakfast to rush
through, more work than you can do waiting for you and you
cannot get it done because people are coming by and the
phone is ringing. The day is filled with meetings and even
lunch is a meeting. There are kids to be picked up from
school and taken to practice or lessons or games. You get
to the house exhausted and what should be your haven of
rest, even your home has demands for you. There is
housework and yard work, meals to prepare and then it is
time to pay the bills and once again you realize there is
too much month left at the end of the money.
The operative word is "lack". You lack time to do
all you need to do. You lack the energy to do the work
easily. You lack the money to pay all you need to pay.
How would you like to have a little more time than
you schedule, a little more energy than you use, a little
more money than you spend? It is to this end the scripture
tells us how to have more than we need." Be very careful
then how you live, not as unwise but as wise, making the
most of every opportunity because the days are evil.
Therefore, do not be foolish but understand what the Lord's
will is.,"
Why is life so hectic? What causes us to have less
than we nee ...

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