Episode 106 – Grapes in the Desert Pt 6: Enough Is Enough

The idea that we don’t have enough permeates our lives. We don’t have enough money. We don’t have enough sleep. We don’t have enough time. We’re constantly looking for ways to acquire more. But “more” rarely delivers the contentment we’re looking for. And the wilderness is the place where God strips away the faulty distractions and excess that increasingly define our lives. In the wilderness, God recalibrates our understanding of what’s essential and what’s enough so we experience the contentment we were made for.

Discussion Questions

  • What was your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
  • If we were to follow you around and listen in on your life what would we hear you saying you don’t have enough of?
  • Think back on some of the wilderness experiences of your life. How did those experiences re-order your understanding of what was enough?
  • One of the telltale signs of a scarcity mentality is that we start believing other people’s success means there’s less for us. In what ways have you experienced that in your life?
  • How have you experienced God providing you with enough during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • How will you begin living out the truths of this teaching this week?

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10 Comments

  1. Susan Lutz June 30, 2020 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Thanks for a great series to bring us back to the truth. A few weeks ago, I decided this time was like time in the Makhtesh – a time of preparation and perspective shift. An image to hold on to.

  2. Ken Mann July 2, 2020 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Brad! Thank you SO much for your really meaningful insights! I’m watching and taking notes from the very beginning. I’m up to Episoode 76 so far…whew! That’s a lot of notes, but worth it! I bought the Lexham Geographic Commentary on your recommendation and have not been disappointed. I know you often reference books underneath your discussion questions for each episode, but are there any other sources you’d recommend for a more thorough understanding of the biblical contexts? I’ve found the Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible to be a handy tool and use a variety of commentaries (MacArthur, Swindoll, Keller, etc.) but am always looking for ways to bring more insights to my church family. Thanks for considering my question!

    • Brad Gray July 6, 2020 at 11:31 am - Reply

      That’s so great to hear, Ken! Thank you for sharing all of that. And yes, I have a number of resources that I recommend. The best place to start is the eBook you received when you signed up at Walking The Text – “The #1 Mistake Most Everyone Makes Reading the Bible.” I have a lot of recommended resources in there. So take a look there and let me know if you have any questions or need any other recommendations. Thanks!

  3. wesley campbell July 4, 2020 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Brother Brad, as usual, an OUTSTANDING SERIES!!!

    • Brad Gray July 6, 2020 at 11:27 am - Reply

      I bless God for that, Wesley! Thank you.

  4. Crystal July 12, 2020 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    I am floored, however, God shows himself in my life often this way. I was reading Matthew 6 Do Not Worry to my 10 yr old neighbor girl and then there it was in your teaching minutes later. I am always right where I am meant to be. All that God is and provides is enough for me. Thank you Brad for your dedication to WTT.

    • Brad Gray July 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm - Reply

      I bless God for that, Crystal. Thank you.

  5. Andrea March 9, 2022 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Wow Brad! Amen! A wonderful teaching series about the difficult times in life. Thank you for letting God use your life and give honor and glory to him through your teachings. God bless you

    • Brad Gray March 14, 2022 at 11:18 am - Reply

      I bless God for your kind comments, Andrea, and I’m grateful this series has been helpful to you.

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