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more than enough

It is more than enough that Jesus died on the cross for my sins.

It is more than enough that HE gave me life through HIS death.

It is more than enough that God loves me so, that he gave his ONLY son to do that for me.

He satisfies every thirst and every need.
Today I was reminded of just that. In our lives we go through different seasons and our thirsts and needs will vary throughout.

There was a time I felt alone while dealing with big things and though covered by God's mercy and love I longed for strong character building friendships.
I came to a point where my perspective on life changed. My priorities shifted drastically because God did a great work. 
And I no longer wanted acquaintances, I needed friends. I have my strong group of girls but none live close enough anymore.
Then when we moved again this past year, I felt my heart ache a little. I thought I was just starting to create new friendships in my area.

God had a different plan.
And today while my little girl was chasing bubbles and scurrying around looking for Easter Eggs my heart beat quickened and I had to stop tears from flowing.

I stood back and looked at the other precious children on the hunt for eggs with Elsie.
Then I looked at the sweet mommas of these littles and my heart was so very full. These beautiful women are just a few of the "friends" God has brought into my life these past few months and I'm so very grateful.
God is more than enough for all of me, and that's just it. I can have true contentment in just God. Not having others around besides my husband and babies. I've been there. I know. He filled my cup and brought me through a great journey.

But he created us to love. To be in communion and fellowship with one another.

So my heart couldn't help but desire friendships with other Godly ladies.
He knew what I needed and took care of it.

Today after everyone had left and I cuddled in with Elsie while Vernon napped I thought how undeserving I am of God's great love. Because what he has already done for me is more than enough, but he continually wants to bless me more because I am his own and he loves me so.
This Easter. More so than any other year I feel sick. Sick of who I am and that Jesus so pure. so precious. had to lay his life down because of me.
I want more of Him and less of me.
Because really that's what it comes down to.

More of him. Because he is more than enough.

but, thank you Lord for my sweet, sweet friends. They bless me.
And I know those blessings come from you. every.single.day.




11 comments:

Nikki Olmstead said...

Such a beautiful post. I love your blog! I pinned that hand print cotton ball lamb thing and plan on doing that with my twins!

SweetPepperRose said...

A lovely story to help put things in perspective. Jesus is the reason for the season! You have such cute kids:)
JoAnn

Elisha(: said...

LOVE(:

Heather @ we.are.the.holdens said...

I so get this post...made me want to cry. Thank you for it. :)

Kerrie said...

great post. So true. And I love the lamb project/verse. So cute and a perfect reminder.

shannon said...

Hold the phone. I'm sorry, when did Elsie decide she wanted to pose for pictures WITH FRIENDS? This is kind huge, am I right? Anyway, the hunt looks like a lovely time. Wish I could have been there. And ps. I totally get it.

Jenna@The Life of the Wife said...

What a beautiful post, Nat! Love love it! Blessings come from everywhere when we are looking for them, I think.

Love your pics too!! You are one hot mama! Ow ow! :)

Jenna

Me+Hubby said...

Thank you for sharing this, it was definitely a timely encouragement and reminder that I needed =}

Blessings dear Sister, Our God cares much more than we will ever ever realize!

Micah Ensor said...

Shannon I agree! What kind of magical candy was Elsie enticed with to smile for the camera and lean into friends? I am so proud of the swee buggins! Also how did Vernon turn into a 2 year old all the sudden? I've only been away for 3 days? I miss you all like crazy!

Autumn said...

You are so right. He is more than enough and I needed that little reminder. So thanks!

Katrina {calikatrina.blogspot.com} said...

Hi Nat, just found your shop and blog via Molly... love the stitchery you did for eden's nursery! And just pinned your "new mercies" stitch. Looks like you had a lovely Easter with your beautiful fam, so nice to "meet" ya!