Too Much of a Good Thing?

“Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” –2 Peter 1:2 

My friend Judy makes the tastiest little chocolate eclairs of anyone I know. Once she threw a tea party in my home, laying out her nicest linens, china, and silver. My friends and I daintily picked up each little eclair, savoring every bite.

The first eclair was scrumptious. The second was just as good. By the time I got to the third, I just popped it in my mouth. Did I eat a fourth? I can’t even remember. All I know is that several days later when I looked in the mirror and saw pimples on my chin, I sighed, “Yes, you can enjoy too much of a good thing.”

Well, there is one good thing we can never get enough of. Grace and peace are ours in abundance in the Lord Jesus. You can never enjoy too much of the Lord. Some people may call you a fanatic and say that you are overdoing it, warning that “enough is enough.” But don’t listen. You can never pray too much, or read God’s Word too often. 

For instance, three years ago, I decided to shift into overdrive and read the Bible more in order to know Christ better. That meant doing double-duty during prayer time. It meant making an effort to change old habits, including TV at night. And you know what? I can’t get enough of the Lord now. The closer I draw to Him, the more overstuffed I am on the abundance of His grace and peace. Yes, I’ve learned that contrary to popular opinion about chocolate eclairs... there are some things you simply can’t get enough of.

I want to know you better, Lord, for I can never enjoy too much of the abundance of Your grace and peace.
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