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Jesus + ALL His Gifts


{Preface: I’m so grateful to have a place to say what’s on my heart and what I want to say.  A diary of sorts. When you’re a trailblazer, it’s fairly normal to deal with people who don’t want to understand, who don’t ask questions, who make assumptions, who think they know your heart, who gossip and hate on you behind your back. I’m writing this post for me, not defensively, but AS truth and FOR truth. Because truth sets you free and it ALWAYS wins.

But it’s also for you. It is for you who feel beaten down. It is for you who don’t feel like you’re enough. It’s for you who love Jesus and also need extra help. It’s for you to feel loved and that it’s okay to enjoy the gifts that God has given you and not be in bondage to someone else’s, unbiblical, legalistic opinions.}

Okay? Okay.

Jesus is enough. His grace is sufficient.

But is He really?

Yes.

Is His grace sufficient for EVERY need?

Yes. Of course.

Without doubt or question.

Without addition or subtraction.

BUT….we can’t stick our heads in the sand whether ignorantly, immaturely or idealistically and pretend that THAT is the end of the story. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

It’s not.

Why?

Because it denies the gifts God has given us.

What does “grace sufficient” really look like in real life, in the real world?

  • For some people who struggle with depression that may look like counseling and medication.
  • For some people who are chronically ill that might look like indefinite pain pills just so they can have quality of life with their loved ones.
  • For some who are terminally ill that might look like a LOT of medicine to help them be comfortable.
  • For some who have diabetes that might look like taking insulin just to stay alive.

Does this mean that THEY are NOT relying on Jesus? 😱

Are they suddenly unholy because they “need” more than a “Jesus juke?”

Should they just suck it up?

Grin and bear it?

No. Absolutely not.

How beyond RIDICULOUS.

  • What about the woman whose hormones are ALL over the place whether from childbirth, motherhood or going through the change of life? Does it matter if she chooses to take a pharmaceutical drug or use an essential oil?

Does ONE choice make her holy and the other not?

Pretty sure that would be a, “no.”

  • What about someone who has a headache and wants to take an Advil or, perish the thought, use an essential oil? 😳
  • What about someone who wants to wear makeup because it makes her feel more confident? Should she just pray for God to make her more confident? More beautiful? 😂
  • What about or men who are struggling mentally and emotionally? Is it more holy to take a pill or use an oil?

NEITHER.

  • What about people {everyone?} who want to just LIVE? They need to eat and drink, right? Food and water. I’m sure you’ve heard of it. 🤦🏼‍♀️
  • What about air? That comes in handy for breathing and living!
  • What about work? Can we just sit around and expect Jesus to provide when we are capable of taking care of ourselves?

Um, no.

Are you unholy because you need more than Jesus?

No.

The constant assumptions and judgment of each other’s hearts, bodies, mind and spiritual state is wrong. Flat out, plain WRONG.

The blanket statement that Jesus is enough and that’s that…is sadly way out of line.

Is He enough? Yep, absolutely.

But He also made us with human bodies. And thanks to Adam and Eve we have to deal with the fact that they are falling apart….body, soul, mind and strength. And He has allowed men to come up with remedies–ALL of them, ALL options.

Are they THE remedy for our soul? Are they THE remedy for our happiness, peace, joy, and righteousness before God?

NO.

I am SO thankful that yes, Jesus is enough for my soul, He is the great physician, He is the miracle performer, He is the redeemer. MY redeemer. 🙌🏼

He is a good, gracious, kind, loving Father who has provided not just His life, death and resurrection for our salvation, but remedies of all sorts for our well being, comfort, stability and peace here on earth.

Jesus is enough. His grace IS sufficient. ✨

Yet, He has graciously blessed us with LOTS of “PLUSES.”

Just take a minute and think of all the other amazing, bountiful, plenteous gifts {man made or God made} He has graciously provided {Jehovah Jireh!} for us to live peaceable lives with all godliness, love, kindness, graciousness and understanding toward our fellow believers. Simply amazing! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”  James 1:17

And girl, if you want to wear a t-shirt that says Jesus + oils + coffee, you go right on ahead. Enjoy ALL His gifts!!!! 💗

XOXO

Myra




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