Saturday, September 18, 2010

Spiritual Sunday "I Need You Jesus"

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"To me faith means not worrying." John Dewey

Some people think having faith is a crutch. That's ok with me 'cause I know I need Him to feel good....and to be strong.

Whenever Superman got close to 'kryptonite' he lost his powers. He became weak...ineffective...his enemies could do anything they wanted with him.  It's sort of the same for me with my faith. When I get away from God....and start depending on myself.....I feel the old fears kick in....and the angst of frustrations when I can't do something. Everything starts to feel like a big deal. 

When I trust....and lean on Him....it's like being in the dead sea. Even if you  can't swim.....the salt won't let you sink. It pushes you up and holds you at the top of the water. When I'm close to Him...no matter what happens....I can't sink....just like the salt He won't let me drown....He holds me up. I can let go...relax...trust....cause I know....He's got everything under control.....

Lord I put my trust in You......I need you Jesus....

34 comments:

Merana Leigh said...

WONDERFUL post! Love this imagery that God won't let us sink. And I can SO relate to feeling disconnected when I don't dedicate my time with Him. It's a hunger, a craving...I gotta have it! Have a wonderful w/e! Hugs ~ Merana

Andrea said...

Awesome!
So thankful GOD is my "all in all!"
Hugs,
andrea

Barbara said...

yes amen, very good post, thank you and at this time I do put all my trust in him, hugs and blessings, Barbara

Whidbey Woman said...

Boy, did this post stike a chord with me. I have really been a doubting Thomas lately! I may say I trust the Lord, but I do not always totally surrender to Him. Even when I know He always comes through for us!?! Human nature, I guess.
Bless you, Sarah.

Ruth said...

you are so right Sarah! beautiful post!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Sarah,
Oh, I love the analogy of the Dead Sea and how it won't let us sink...and also, that is amazing about how that pastor was so wonderful in your life--what a true blessing!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Cindy
xox

It's Just Dottie said...

I needed to hear this today! Thank you so much.
I love Him so much !
Dottie

Lisa notes... said...

I don’t mind admitting I need a crutch either. I’m thankful to have Jesus as mine! What a neat video. Thanks for sharing.

Wanda's Wings said...

Where would I be without my faith? I'm sure I would not be alive today. So if it is a crutch so be it!

Ginny said...

What a good analogy you make! And we need to lean our whole weight on him. It is mentioned in the bible about leaning on his shoulders, and being carried on his shoulders. They are strength, and he will carry us.

Denise said...

So true, beautifully said sis.

Renee said...

I really like this analogy with the Dead Sea...we experienced this in the Great Salt Lake, too. A great way to think of things....Beautiful post. Blessings.

Joan said...

Such an encouraging post, Sarah. I also love the analogy of the Dead Sea.

Blessings,
Joan

Carolyn said...

Sarah, this is so true....thank you so much for an AWESOME post!! Don't want to live without HIM!!

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

char72 said...

We went to the Dead Sea when we went to Israel in 1978. I was amazed at how beautiful the water was. From the name I expected it to be ugly. Maybe it was all that salt that made it so pretty. Thank you for sharing this encouraging post.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Dianne said...

Oh, I love this analogy, Sarah, and I am taking it to heart right now--I'm leaning back, resting in the everlasting arms. Thank you dear friend. Great post!

Susy said...

That was a GREAT analogy. We've been called to be salt and light, because Jesus is Salt and Light. I'm having a little "ahah" moment. Thanks for the inspiring post! Blessings.

RCUBEs said...

I'm just grateful that despite our changes, He is constant! Blessings to you sister and have a great weekend.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

The Lord is our only strength. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Vintagesouthernlife said...

You are so right. He is my crutch because I know I can't make it alone.

Lisa said...

Amen, Sarah! You expressed that so perfectly!

Cinner said...

Beautifully said Sarah, I am working on a stronger relationship. the odd day I think where have you gone, I know better that he is right there. keep smiling my friend. hugs.

Crystal Mary said...

Truely beautiful Sarah...A few of us have written almost the same way this week.
Amazing. xx

Carol said...

That is so true, Sarah. Thanks for the reminder.
It also makes me think of how nonbelievers put down "religion", relationship with God as a crutch. Hey, I'm all for a crutch! Especially if it makes me a better person and more opportunity to bless others. Bring on my Crutch!

Dolores Ayotte said...

Nikki...when my dad really thought the world of someone, he would always use the expression that they were "the salt of the earth". Perhaps this is why we can't sink in salt water because the true "Salt of the Earth" is holding us up!

Surprised By Joy! said...

Dear Sarah,
I feel the same way....

Blessings,
Tammy

Annesphamily said...

Sarah you write so beautifully. I am amazed how you constantly make me smile with your writing. I truly enjoyed this today. Thank you Anne

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

He has everything under control, AMEN! What a beautiful way to read Psalms 23. Forever is Eternity,I can hardley wait.
God Bless you,
Ginger

Annesphamily said...

I have been here once already! HeeHee! But I have a favor to ask you.
Please stop by here:
http://woodedpath.blogspot.com/
I think Buddy could relate to many of us at Spiritual Sunday and I am asking everyone to visit him. He is hurting. Please go to see his blog. He is a good person hurting. The death of his brother a few months ago and his second wife leaving him. Please go say hello. Thank you. Blessings Anne

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

We float on the Dead sea? Really? WOW!!! I love you for your unflinching faith!

MOLLYE said...

Thank you my sweet new sister for reaching out and encouraging my son Buddy. God is working through the love of all who care enough to reach out to someone they do not know someone hurting and in need. God Bless You mightly. Love, Mollye

A Gracious Home said...

Great post. I know I need the Lord. Doylene

bp said...

Thanks for sharing, good reminder! I'm glad we can rest in Him.

Have a great week.
Bethany

May said...

Amen, Faith is the spiritual medicine that keep me going. Thanks be to God. God bless