You Are Enough

I’ve been feeling seriously under the weather the last two weeks. Flu, antibiotics, colitis. My brain is in a fog and I just haven’t been able to write. However, I’ve been reading. A lot. And I didn’t want to skip today’s blog. So I’ve chosen to give you a taste of some else’s blog because his stood out to me this week as the most clear message of the gospel. Simply and truthfully stated.

But God—who set me apart even before birth and called me by His grace—chose, to His great delight, to reveal His Son in me…” Galatians 1:15-16

No images today, just an introduction in the hopes that you’ll read on, particularly if you’ve ever received the message that you’re not enough, that you have to do something in order to receive the heart and Spirit of Jesus, that you need to become someone in order to receive the love and grace of God.

Here’s a little teaser from his blog post titled, The absurdity of being too far gone to be forgiven:

John the apostle said this about Jesus (bold-type added):

“He died in our place
to take away our sins,
and not only our sins
but the sins of all people.” (1 John 2:2 NCV)

Who is included here? Everyone, right? When did Jesus do this? 2,000 years ago. How many of your sins were in the future when He did this? All of them.

Please, today – right now – click on the link below and read Mel Wild’s post. You will be uplifted and ready for the weekend.

In My Father’s House

21 comments

  1. Thanks for the shout out, Susan. Hope you’re feeling better. Blessings. 🙂

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    1. You’re so welcome, Mel.

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  2. Take it easy dear. We have these seasons when we are not up to EVERYTHING. My dad used to something that was always weird to me until I got a bit older- When you get ‘set back’ – unwell – or sometimes even injured… it is the bodies way (or Gods way) of telling us to slow down.
    Is it? I dunno – but – it sure does help to slow down and in that we refill when we have been putting out too much. But OH how we fight it.
    Don’t.
    You will be back on track – all in good time. JUST – like you found your home when it was MOST needed. Trust the process my dear friend.
    Still – sucks being poorly!!! Grrrrr –

    The cold weather is such a drag with that aspect hey.
    REST up and give the body chance to recover lovely. ❤
    Everyone will be here waiting for your beautiful writing when you get back!! SO – chill!! ENJOY resting maybe. 😉

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    1. Thanks, B. I know, I know. Sometimes, the desire to DO outweighs the desire to BE. And I DO know sometimes it’s HIS way of telling me I need to BE with Him for a while. (sigh) And once I simply surrender to my time with Him, I can honestly enjoy it (in between the snuffles and wheezing 😉 )

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      1. It IS hard to surrender babe – REAL hard. We just need to all remind each other I think. 😛 I know I constantly need to be reminded to SLOW DOWN and BE… hard when there is so darned much to DO! lol!
        Hope the snuffles leave you soon – horrid time of year for it all round hey. SOON the sun will shine again!! I guess they do not call ‘bad seasons of lif’ – WINTER – for nought 😉

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      2. Hah! Good point. :-J

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      3. I forgot – what was I saying – just remind me again…. 😛

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  3. I hope you will be back to good health soon, Susan. Just take it easy until you mend.

    In the meantime, what a loving and timely post for me. I am facing another command performance with my in-laws tomorrow and noting how apprehensive it always makes me. In thinking about that, and reading Unity’s Lent devotional which is so affirmative and loving, I have been coming to the realization that what makes all of us so unhappy so much of the time is a lack of acceptance.

    Even more than love (which we should receive unconditionally from our parents and often do not), we want to be accepted and actually cherished just as we are with no stipulations. Christ is the only place where most of us find it, and maybe we wouldn’t even be satisfied with any other form of acceptance, which pale in comparison to His.

    Lovely passage and it really touched a chord.

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    1. I’m so glad, Beth. I’ll send up a prayer for you for tomorrow. Love you, sweetie. ❤

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      1. And I am adding you to my prayer list too. Praying for each other is such a strengthening bond. Thank you dear Susan, and take good care. xo

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  4. Sorry you’re poorly, hope you improve real soon, Susan

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    1. Thank you, Cat. Climbing out of the hole slowly but surely. Hope you read Mel’s blog. And have a good weekend. 😉

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  5. Susan, I’m sorry you haven’t been feeling well, and I hope you are on the mend 🙂 Thank you for sharing Mel’s post; I love that reading blogs have a sort of “domino” effect: I read one, that links me to another, and so on. Sending prayers that you’re feeling better soon!

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    1. Thanks, Lori. Yes, that domino effect is like that pebble in a stream; the ripples keep traveling, don’t they? 🙂

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  6. You Are Enough

    There is very short prayer I often use in a group – the “pre-doing something in His name” group: “Let us be enough”. Always afterwards I find myself saying: “thank you” – because He always does – because we always are – because He always is – if we allow.

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  7. I do hope and pray that you are soon better.

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  8. I am praying for you Susan! You are healed in Jesus name….thank you for sharing that Word!

    Rolain

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    1. Bless you, Rolain. Please be sure to read Mel’s post. He is a wonderful light on a hill.

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  9. I asked God to heal you, Susan. I am sorry you have been feeling poorly. Thank you for the uplift today. I need to be inspired and know God’s love on this the sixth year of Brandon’s passing. I am always touched by your devotions. Love and peace …Dale

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    1. Thank you, Dale. Mel’s message is beautiful and inspiring; I’m so glad you allowed his message to lift your heart. Have a peaceful weekend, sweet friend.

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