Monday, July 30, 2012

What God Wants

Let the little children come to me, do not hinder them, for
the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. 
                                     Matthew 19:14 NIV 

I paused for a moment—

“God wants nothing from us except our needs.” Charles H. Spurgeon


God  wants  nothing  from  us  except  our  needs?

For someone still recovering from a works mentality, it took a moment for these words to sink in.

Spurgeon goes on to say;
“and these needs furnish Him with room to display His bounty when He supplies them freely…. Not what I have, but what I do not have is the first point of contact between my soul and God.”

This truth was recently brought home to me again, when a sudden bout of food poisoning left me flat on my back—weak as a kitten, crying out for my husband. Within seconds he was there, tenderly caring for my needs. I lay there feeling like a helpless child. When it was all over, I was cleaned up, and lovingly put to bed with a prayer for a quick recovery. 

Actually it took three long days for my full strength to return.... Enough time to know how truly blessed I am when my needs are brought before the Lord. 

The day children were brought to Jesus for prayers and blessings, the disciples scolded the parents for being a bother.... Yet Jesus quickly rebuked them!

 “Let the children come near me. The Kingdom belongs to those who are like these.”

I picture Jesus tenderly scooping up children into his lap…. loving and praying for them…. entrusting them back into each parent’s care.  

Oh how our hearts need to be reminded again and again—we only connect with our Lord as we realize how needy we are…. And how freely He gives!

What needs will you bring Him today?

Father in Heaven,
Help us to run to you today with the heart of a child, bringing our needs and entrusting them to your care. In the name of Jesus our Lord, amen. 

Glenda Mills – Guest Blogger

Glenda was deeply involved for many years in women’s ministry; teaching, training, mentoring, and encouraging women. She believes women find their value and purpose in a living and ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ. Accredited with Precept Ministries, Glenda loves to encourage others to seek truth for themselves as they learn to study the Bible inductively. She is a graduate of Christian Communicators and writes for Christian

Mother of two, and grandmother of six, Glenda enjoys life in her autumn years with her husband Dave, on top of a mountain in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. One of her greatest joys is spending time with her grandchildren and family members. Her hobbies include gardening, photography, bird watching, writing poetry, and creating cards of encouragement.

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  1. Wow--I've never heard that Spurgeon quote. Powerful! Thank you for sharing it with us, Glenda. And thank you, Jamie, for sharing Glenda with us! :-)

  2. What a wonderful message. Giving our needs to Him does glorify Him. Thanks Jamie and Glenda!

  3. Great post! Jaime thanks for having Glenda on your site today. Love to you both - Blessings, E

  4. A beautiful post, Glenda. Thank you!

  5. Jamie,
    Thanks again for inviting me to be a guest blogger! I learned a lot about blogspot in the process.... now I understand why others rave about it.

    Thanks also to Vonda, Jeanette, Edie, and Cathy for stopping by with your kind words of encouragement!