Tuesday, March 13, 2012


"What is your need?  Whatever it is, it is entirely God’s concern.  He may instruct you in it, and the obedience is yours to carry out; but the provision is His.  When given the opportunity to stress self-sufficiency or dependence on God, Jesus chose the latter.  Let neither the enemy nor your own limited vision talk you our of dependence on Him.  Contrary to the voices in our heas, no need is too small, and none is too large.  He is the God of compassion, and the God of abundance, and best of all, He is our Father.” (from my devotional this morning - The One Year At HIS Feet Devotional)

Know what is funny about my devotion this morning?
Last night was a really bad night for sleep.  Several of the children aren’t feeling well and I was awake a good part of the night.  I thought of the verse in 2 Corinthians 12:9 where the LORD said “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.”
And into my mind popped this;
“Self-sufficient verses Grace-sufficient”.
I spent some time thinking on that and asked the LORD to teach me to be more Grace-sufficient in my daily living.
And then this morning I wake up and read this most perfect devotion.  Cool - huh?
Caresse’s current infection is requiring her to be on THREE very strong medications, and this after already 2 months of another medication.  She took her new meds last night, and soon afterward was throwing up.  She is having such a hard time right now.  Her shoulder hurts, but we can’t have the surgery till this infection clears up.  This infection is hard to get rid of and seems to be creating new and harder problems.  As a mother, I am feeling frustrated for my daughter.  And she is hurting and frustrated.  It’s hard.
As I look at this “need” for Caresse, I confess again my sin to worry and doubt the LORD, and thank Him for the opportunity to depend upon Him and practice “Grace-Sufficiency” today.


  1. Praying for Caresse's pain to subside and for this infection to be healed. I too am working on grace-sufficientcy with my son and his asthma and food allergy issues. God is moving in him and we are waiting on his grace.

  2. Prayers for your sweet girl. I am so sorry she has to feel so icky on top of dealing with the pain while trying to get this infection healed :(

  3. Thank you for Sharing your devotional- speaks straight to my heart.

    Inside I am whining a bit and unsatisfied. I want everyone better then we can enjoy life - instead I need to depend, rely and trust in HIM and enjoy his provisions NOW! (and let's throw in a thankful heart, too)

    Praying for Caresse- her path is not an easy one.

    HUGS to her Momma!

  4. So good. Thanks for sharing.

    HUGS to Miss Caresse ... from "Mama D.".

    :) :) :)


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