In the Old Testament God’s people (the Israelites) were divided into 12 tribes. Each tribe was unique for one reason or another. After rescuing His people and bringing them into a land he had promised to them, God divided up the land and gave it to each tribe. All the tribes accept one receive a land portion. The Levite tribe was the priestly tribe and their portion was the Lord. “The Levites have no portion among you, for the priesthood of the LORD is their heritage (Joshua 18:7).” I love that idea! Later in the New Testament we learn that all Christians are, “a kingdom of priests, God’s holy nation, his very own possession (1 Peter 2:9).”

That is why I love this song. The first verse of the song starts like this, “Christ is my reward.” The rich lyrics of the verse erupts into the declaration, “Christ is enough for me.” There are days when those words are all a believe has to cling to. I pray that as we sing this song we would believe that declaration more and more.

Finally, the bridge is the lyrics of a great old song, “I Have Decided.” This song holds reality and longing in tension. Sometimes we must decide to let Christ be enough every second of a day. Other times it is easier to remember that our portion is Him.


“Christ Is Enough”

Christ is my reward
And all of my devotion
Now there’s nothing in this world
That could ever satisfy

Through every trial
My soul will sing
No turning back
I’ve been set free

Christ is enough for me
Christ is enough for me
Everything I need is in You
Everything I need

Christ my all in all
The joy of my salvation
And this hope will never fail
Heaven is our home

Through every storm
My soul will sing
Jesus is here
To God be the glory

I have decided to follow Jesus
No turning back
No turning back

The cross before me
The world behind me
No turning back
No turning back