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Father God, thank You that You are sufficient for me. “He said to me, ‘My Grace is sufficient for you, for My Strength is made Perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the Power of Christ may Rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:9). Thank You that Your Son and my Savior and Deliverer (and Advocate), Jesus Christ, BE I AM HE of my never rough. Me and we (BOTH) have a Gentle and Humbling Savior, One who does not hurt us deliberately and one who feels everything we feel (BOTH). With Jesus, we are now and forever more sufficient and adequate (BOTH). Without Jesus, we are now and forever more deficient. Jesus? Sufficient. The world? “Want more!” Jesus? Beneficent. The world? “Is sufficient….sufficient?” On a more personal note, it’s that “You are feeling me, Father God” that is my sufficient. As me who is one of feeling INTENSELY and one of feeling to EXTREMES, it’s vital and essential (BOTH) that there is One who can feel BOTH of these with me. That You do this with and for (BOTH) me, “Is sufficient?” YES! It IS sufficient! YES! It IS more than enough! Because I am rough on me which is most of the time, You, Father God, are softer feelings with and for (BOTH) me. And speaking of “softer,” I love the “softness” (humility) of the seal in the picture looking UP to You, Father God, for Your Grace and Love (BOTH). That we are down here might BE that we extend love, compassion and mercy to this seal and all nonhuman animals. Scratch, “might BE.” Say, “IS sufficient.” You? BOTH Grace and Love for BOTH humans and nonhuman animals. The world? “We shall have none of BOTH for BOTH!” I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Never Rough Name of Jesus Christ, the Name above every other name. This prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are NOT sufficient. Amen.

(God’s Sonnet by timothy j. verret [name decreased and only Timothy J. Verret when Jesus’ Name Increased]; “it’s how i [I] cope to hope [BOTH] in me [never ME] sufficient by God’s Grace and Love [BOTH] this daily leavened bread.”)

You got God’s Grace, but is it sufficient?

You got God’s Love, but is it adequate?

Might be your wants that make these deficient.

Might be God’s Word that make these, “God said it.”

I god God’s Grace, but is it sufficient?

I got God’s Love, but is it felt by me?

Might be my want of feeling efficient.

Might be God’s Word for, “God is feeling me.”

“I AM Sufficient. The world says, ‘Want more!'”

says Jesus. “I AM your more than enough.

Might be you know not ME as One of ‘your.’

Might BE I AM HE of your never rough.”

Might as well admit it’s Him beneficent.

World admits, “Is sufficient….sufficient?”

(picture by photographer, Katie Jowett, available for free without copyright laws at https://unsplash.com/photos/10UzSfKEXsc)


  1. These are all good questions, Dag. I believe God’s Love IS sufficient for you. I believe you can take it in. I believe you do know where to look (HINT: The Bible). But I don’t believe you can know what to expect, and that’s a good thing! How boring would it be if we had a predictable God? 😉


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