God is Not Enough

In recent days I have thought much about friendship and how important we are to each other, and how such relationships are part of God’s divine plan. A few weeks ago, this concept was amplified to me as I read a significant portion of scripture.

Jump with me to Genesis—to the account of the beginning of this earth. God had created the world and all its inhabitants, then finally, God created Adam. Now, think about this. Adam was the lone human, and his only contact beside the animals was God. God walked with Adam and talked with him, pointed out the garden of Eden and told him to take good care of it. At one time, God introduced Adam to the animals and told him to name them—whatever you want to call them, Adam, that will become their names.

What a relationship that must have been—that of God and Adam as they walked together and communed with each other—yet, God knew that Adam needed a human being as a partner, as a friend, as a wife, so God created Eve. I’ve heard this scripture since I was a child, but never fully realized its significance until I thought fully about Adam’s relationship with God, before there was another human on the earth.

The gist of this post today is that as wonderful even as God is, He is not enough. He’s just not. We need people; friends and family, and God is the one who declared such to be so. “It is not good that man should be alone”…and so from a rib, God created another person to fellowship with Adam.

Consider this lesson carefully today. Reach out to another person, touch them, be a friend, receive their strokes and good feelings toward you, for it is the definite and wonderful plan of God.


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About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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12 Responses to God is Not Enough

  1. cumby says:

    Yes, God loves us through the arms of others. Words spoken in love and compassion are His words to us. Just think if you woke up one day and you were the only one left on the planet. We need each other.

  2. Shirley says:

    Good evening, Cumby.

    My husband and I both are blessed with many wonderful friends, and as we grow older, I believe we value them more than we ever have. They are dear and precious to us.

    And in quite a superficial way, we form friendships over the internet. Interesting, huh?


  3. writeathome says:

    You know, for a long time before I was saved and even for sometime afterward, I had the notion in the back of my mind that I really didn’t need friends all that much. I’m glad God has showed me how foolish that thinking was. I need friends not just for what they can offer to me, but for what I can offer to them. I used to look at minister’s wives and think, “Why would they want me as their friend. I have nothing to offer them.” God has showed me that through Him I have a lot to offer and that there are ladies out there who want to offer me the gift of their friendship. Thank you for being one of my friends, Sister Buxton. 🙂


  4. Lorna says:

    God is enough – but we need to meet him not only on the vertical – one to one – but also on the horizontal through others.

  5. God made us social creatures. It was always his intent to have lots of us. He also gave us that most wonderful of commands, “be fruitful and multiply.”

    -J. Kaiser

  6. saintsophia says:

    I agree wholeheartedly. I think people often will fear close relationships and retreat instead into a relationship with God, not realizing that relating to other people is what teaches us the most about ourselves and how we need to grow.

  7. Shirley says:

    Carol, sincerely I say that my circle of friends would be quite lacking if you were not a part. You have such talent and abilities—among them the knack for writing of His great love.

    I’m glad that your life processes have advanced you into the knowledge of friendship and how power it is—both, as you have pointed out—that of the giving and of the receiving of friendship.



  8. Shirley says:

    Good afternoon, Lorna, and welcome to God Things. I hesitated when I wrote this title, for I know that in the wider scope, God IS enough. For it is only through Him that we even have friendships. I believe it merely to be in the matter of semantics that we diverge

    Thank you for your comments. Hope you are here often, and that God blesses you tremendously.


  9. Shirley says:

    Welcome J. Kaiser to God Things. I love your comment for it drew me along the path of thinking of God’s wonderful family…and that is one of my favorite subjects.

    I love to be in very large meetings with people of like faith as we all worship our Creator. Yet, too, I love the small groups when there are two or three or a dozen or so of us. Wonderful!

    Blessings and joy to you. Hope you read and comment here often.


  10. Shirley says:

    Hello Saintsophia and welcome to God Things.

    I agree with your observation that sometimes people fearfully retreat from human relationships, burying themselves instead into things of the Spirit. While on the surface this may sound noble, as you have so capably noted, this really is not a healthy lifestyle.



  11. Denise says:

    When I was a teenager, I saw a plaque in a bookstore that caught my attention. I have remembered these words since then and your post brought them to the forefront:

    One cannot acknowledge the Fatherhood of God without acknowledging the brotherhood of man. (author unknown)

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