Monday, October 21, 2013

a whole lot.

{via evannicoledesigns on etsy}

i love this quote. because what it basically says is "i need jesus." i need a whole lot of jesus, and that's it. personally a little bit of coffee goes a long way as well, but i mean, jesus is God, so he can always provide coffee, right? {right.}

of course, i started writing this post yesterday, and today was one of those days when i really needed a whole LOT of jesus. as in, i wasn't going to make it through the day without a whole lot of jesus. it's kind of like that whole "don't pray for patience unless you're ready to get stuck in a lot of situations where you need a lot of patience" thing. 

don't talk about needing a whole lot of jesus unless you're prepared for a reminder that you need a whole lot of jesus.

today i wanted to change keane's name to oscar the grouch because my normally sweet child could only be described as sour. he got upset about everything, and he's started throwing things and pitching a fit when he gets upset. i know that will go on for a long time, but ugh. just ugh.

yes, jesus had to show up big time for me. but that's the thing - he did show up. he is faithful. far too often i try to do everything myself. i put too much stock in what i can do, and wait until the very last second to lean on him. it's like he's telling me what to do to handle the situation {any situation} properly, and i put my hands over my ears and "LA LA LA, I'M NOT LISTENING!" i, in effect, tell the God of the universe, "don't worry, i've got this." 

they say if you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans. he holds the whole world in his hands, and sometimes i try to take my life into my own. seems kind of silly, doesn't it?

i'm so thankful that jesus gave all of himself for me, and that he's willing to give me a whole lot of himself on a daily basis, if i'm only willing to take him up on the offer.


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