Monday, October 18, 2010

There's More!

Bill Rice Ranch - First Light Devotionals 

Romans 11:33  "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!"
This summer, an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, and the resulting millions of gallons of oil that spewed out captivated our nation and much of the world.  Each passing day, there was endless work with the hope that the oil would stop, but it just kept coming!  About that oil rig you could say, "There is more where that came from."
In the Pacific Ocean, there is a place called the Mariana Trench.  It is nearly 36,000 feet deep-almost 7 miles!  If you were in a submarine and on your way to the bottom, you could say, "There is more where that came from!"
If you are ever hiking out of the Grand Canyon on Bright Angel Trail, I have some good news and some bad news.  The good news is, there is great ice cream at the top; the bad news is, looking back at the trail you've already hiked, there's more where that came from!
In the early summer, a thirteen-year-old boy summited Mount Everest.  The summit is 29,028 feet elevation!  Base camp at Everest is 14,000 feet.  Most of us have never been to 14,000 feet, and that is only half way up!  Many a hiker has said on his way up Everest, "There is more where that came from."
The four examples above pale in comparison to God's supply.  Romans 11 reminds us that there is more where that came from!  God's wisdom and knowledge is never depleted.  Have you ever needed wisdom that you didn't have?  God's supply is deeper than your greatest need!  What's more, His ways even defy our ability to comprehend.  He truly is God!
You will never run dry if you are tapped into God.  If you are tapped into yourself, you'll run dry before the day is done!  God has all the wisdom, energy, and strength you lack.  You would sooner drain the Mariana Trench with a straw than exhaust what God has available.  I can't think of a better encouragement for today than verse 36: "For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen."

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