Tuesday, September 06, 2011

#215 "More Than Enough"

A couple of Sunday's ago, we were sitting at the local Starbucks after breakfast, after church. This has become somewhat of a Sunday ritual. Chuck and I, Kelly and Dan, and Miss Ashton, leave our church service, have breakfast at the local coney island, and head over to Starbucks. Ashton loves her "coffee" which is really some strawberry-coconut, no caffeine concoction, depending on her fancy of the morning. We start 'em on Starbucks young in this family!  

As we were chatting and sipping our drinks, Ashton's eyes were caught by the picture on the front of my cell phone.

Ashton and Brooklyn

I picked up my phone to show her momma and said, "Those are my girls." In the sweetest voice you would ever hear, Ash leaned her head on my shoulder and said, "You're MY Gigi?" (that would be me) I said, "Yes, honey, I'm your Gigi, but am I Brooklyn's Gigi too?" With the biggest sigh a 3 year old could muster, she hugged me tight and said, "Yaaa." There was a hint of sadness in her voice. Maybe she feared that there was just not enough Gigi to go around.

There once was a man named Jairus, who was one of the rulers of the synagogue. His little daughter was dying and he had heard of Jesus, who was healing many people. Falling at His feet, he begged Jesus to go with him to the place where his daughter lie. Jesus agreed and they set out for the home of the ruler.

Along the way, amidst the great crowds, walked a woman who had suffered from "female problems" for twelve long years. She had also heard of this Healer. Repeating these words, over and over again to herself, "If I just touch His clothes, I will be healed," she pressed forward through the multitude until she came upon the Man and touched the hem of His garment. Immediately, her bleeding stopped. 

The Healer stopped to have an encounter with the healed. All the while, tapping his toes, Jairus waited. I can only imagine what he was thinking as his little daughter lay dying, and here was Jesus tending to another. Sure, she had an "issue", but HIS daughter was on her death bed, with only moments left to live. If this Man didn't hurry....

Then came the news. It was too late. "Your daughter is dead," Jairus heard.  There just hadn't been enough Jesus to go around.

Perhaps you're standing on the sidelines today, tapping your foot, because it seems that Jesus is doing something for everyone else but you. You asked Him, but He's stopped along the way to bless, heal, provide, and supply someone else's need. If this Jesus doesn't hurry....

The enemy will tell you just what "some men" came and told Jairus. "Why bother the teacher any more?" It's not your turn. It's too late. You missed out. He's forgotten you. He gave all He had to someone else.

"Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, "Don't be afraid; just believe."

Jesus went to the home of Jairus in spite of what they said. He knew something they didn't know. She was only sleeping, He told them. Not dead. They laughed at Him. Woe to those who laugh at the Healer! 

Immediately the girl stood up, walked around and ate a meal.

Jesus modeled for us a key ingredient to any victory. Ignore what the enemy says!  

There is enough of Jesus for you, no matter how long He stops to care for someone else. It's not too late. You haven't missed out. He hasn't given His all to another. His garment is long enough. His power is great enough. He knows something you do not. Ignore the voice of the enemy. Don't be afraid. Just believe! Even if He stops along the way. A delay is not a denial.

My heart has enough room and enough love for both of my granddaughters. There is quite enough Gigi to go around. 

Christ's heart has enough love, and His hands have enough power to heal, for you and for me.  He will tend to both of us you see, because He loves us both the same.  There's more than enough of Him to go around.   

Scripture Reference: Mark 5: 21-43

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  1. Thank you for this reminder that there is more than enough Jesus to go around.
    I downloaded your book and look forward to reading it!

  2. Oh, my friend, I have goosebumps after reading this post. If you only knew how totally perfect this lesson is for me to be reminded of at this point in my life. Thank you for writing about one of my favorite Bible stories. I had forgotten about until I started to read and then realized God was using you and your blog to remind me that He has the details of my life under control, and I just need to be still and wait...trusting Him.

    Blessings to you! I'm checking out your eBook now and will more than likely purchase it.


    **so happy to connect with you thru voiceboks

  3. "Ignore what the enemy says..."

    Oh yes. The past few days, I have been listening to the wrong person. I've felt a bit abandoned and confused. But no longer. As a mother cannot forget her child, so will He not forget me.

  4. I love that. Jesus has enough to go around... even if we have to wait like Jarius did. Wodnerful idea. Thanks for linking to www.ohthatmomagain.blogspot.com for thankful tuesday :)

  5. nice...who we are listening to is a key question...and in many ways determines if we see miracles or not...

  6. I am so glad there is enough Jesus for all of us because I seem to require a lot of him. Your words refreshed me and your girls are so cute! Love the picture.

  7. Donna, I subscribed to your blog via RSS a while ago and I enjoy it. You can tell you are trying to speak with Jesus' words.


  8. Ignore what the enemy says. Yes! That is a beautiful lesson to hear today, any day.

  9. Sigh....what a beautiful reminder, Donna, that there is always enough Jesus. He'll never say to us what I sometimes say to my own children, "I'm done being a parent for the night." LOL. I'm so happy he is always available with his limitless love. Thanks for the beautiful post.

  10. Wow such a heart warming post! Being delayed is not a denial, indeed I need to be reminded with this one. I should not lose faith, God works in many wonderful ways! Thanks for sharing!


  11. Hi,
    stopping by from the ifellowship bloghop, I really enjoy your writing!
    Looking forward to reading more!
    and I'm from Michigan too!! :)


  12. You have such a wonderful blog. Thanks for the awesome message. God works in mysterious ways :0)

  13. I'm so glad there is enough to go around, and that story has always been amazing to me :)

  14. we have the pie slice mentality about so many things. Jesus and his love is definitely not one of those things to be split in only so many slices.

  15. I love this! What a wonderful reminder that our faithful Savior will meet all our needs in His perfect timing. So glad I found you through my friend Michelle (SomeGirl)'s Thought Provoking Thursday. Blessings to you!

  16. There is enough of Jesus for you, no matter how long He stops to care for someone else.

    love this donna. xo

  17. Yes, ignore the enemy. He is out to steal, kill, and destroy.

    And oh how thankful I am that there is enough of Jesus for all who seek Him.

  18. Your post is inspirational and a timely reminder that that I and others shouldn't listen to the enemy's lies, that I need to trust and continue to believe, I think of my father who needs healing, 3 years after suffering a major stroke totally paralyzed down the left side, he is waiting and believing and not giving up, and blessing people right where he is ministering to the nurses and patients in the nursing home, God is using him in the situation he is in to minister to people who maybe wouldn't be ministered to otherwise, he's praying for others and praising his Savior and patiently waiting for his turn.
    Joining you from lace..

  19. How adorable are your grandchildren! My mother was also called Gigi by my sister's children, interesting? True, Satan would want us to think that we are not important to Jesus, but we know better. There is enough Jesus for all of us! Wonderful post!

  20. That is great how you taught a lesson from the bible in this way....

    It's true...Jesus doesn't forget anyone, although we sometimes forget him and don't recognize opportunities he throws our way because we are blinded by things of the world.

    Visiting from Friday Fragments.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  21. Thank you so much for linking up today!!! He is SO Faithful!! :)

  22. This post really spoke to my heart. I'm excited to share it with a few, key others. Thank you so much, Donna.

  23. This is really beautiful. So glad you (or someone else) linked it up. Thank you.

  24. No matter what the situation is - - He's MORE than enough! That reminded me of the song that goes along those lines. Jesus is always more than enough!

  25. Love the picture and the illustration. I remember as a little girl asking my mom if she liked me better or my daddy better. (I was an only child). I wanted her to say she liked me better but she always said she loved us both the same but in different ways. I'm glad God loves all of us and I don't think it is in different ways.

  26. Good morning Donna

    Thanks so much for linking up to the "Motivational Monday Blog Hop". I hope you will be following my blog as well, as I am gladly following yours. Your blog is great! I loved reading your post this morning. In the hustle and bustle of our busy lives it always great to have a reminder of Jesus' amazing love for us. Even though we know it already it's still great to stop and reflect about it. Thank you.

    Take care and blessings always!
    Jen McLennan

  27. Good afternoon, I just found you via Tough Cookie Mommy's Monday Blog Hop. I don't want this to seem a generic request to follow mine too because your blog is something I truly need at this time. My eyes teared up while reading this post. There is so much negativity and challenges in life already, I think a lot of us feel defeated before we even try (I do at least). This was inspirational to me and a reminder that I'm not alone. Thank you.

  28. There is that old saying that love is the only thing that the more you give away of it, the more you get. God is Love, so it must be the same. Such a lovely reflection today! Thank you for this. I"ll be thinking on it long.

  29. Yes, sometimes I wrestle with not enough of Jesus to go around, too. Especially when I neglect spending time just be-ing with Him. A bit of guilt will dry over my skin and leave me bitter. And once that cycle gets going, then the problem gets framed more along the lines of there not being enough of me for Jesus. That I am not enough.

    Recently, though, God reminded me of something that He told me a while back. He reminded me that it's difficult to be responsive to Him when I don't feel intimate with Him.

    Despite the lies, Jairus responded and obeyed.

    Thank you for your post. Something stirred in me.