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Monday, May 7, 2007

He Has Everything I Need!

Years ago (maybe 18 or so) I was attending a Bible study. I was a young Christian and didn’t know anyone in the Bible study very well. The study was called “Women of the Bible”. I was eager to learn about the women of the Bible because I did not have much knowledge of the women in the Word, especially the Old Testament women.

The first day of class, the teacher asked us to go around the room and share our name and talk about a woman in the Bible that we hoped to be like. I froze. I only knew of a few women in the Bible, and I was sure I didn’t want to be like Eve and I had heard about Lot’s wife and I wasn’t looking to emulate her either.

As we went around the room of about 15 women, they each shared about how they want to be like Ruth or Deborah or some other woman that I had never heard of. I was wracking my brain trying to think of the women in the Bible.
Mary- no, Elizabeth- no… then it hit me. Right when my turn came- I remembered a story that had captured my heart and I said,

“I want to be like that women who risked it all and crawled through the crowd to get to Jesus because she was sure He had exactly what she needed!”

They all looked at me like, wow- check out the new girl!
I was so excited, not only because I had a great answer but because I felt like God had just spoken to my heart.

I don’t care what I have to go through- I want YOU God! I want what You have for me! I could go everywhere else and search and search, but I won’t.

That has been my heart's cry ever since that day.

I will bloody my knees to get to the One who has my hope and healing in His hands.

Mark 5:25-34
25 Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years,
26 and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse.
27 When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment.
28 For she said, "If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well."
29 Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.
30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, "Who touched My clothes?"
31 But His disciples said to Him, "You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, 'Who touched Me?'"
32 And He looked around to see her who had done this thing.
33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.
34 And He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction."
NKJV

19 comments:

Dori said...

Sue,

This is A.W.E.S.O.M.E! I love your quote and may have to use it girl in my next study. It also made me think about the women who come to my study and how not to put them on the spot!!! :)

Thank you, friend!

Blessings,
Dori

Jen said...

We just finished an amazing conference at our church. one of the speakers, Jeff Johns from Indianna, spoke of God coming to the house of the one who would hold on. Hold on through other people getting their answers, hold on when it seems there is no hope, hold on when it SEEMS that God is not listening. Just like Jairus held on to Jesus even to the point of his daughter's death...He held on to Jesus, and Jesus came to his house and met his need.
He so loves it when we love Him enough and believe in Him enough to PURSUE Him. Throughout time, our pursuit of God has always gotten His attntion!

Sharon said...

I come to you by way of Crownlaid Down. Love this post it echoes the desires of my heart.

Panda-Mom said...

AMEN sista! I am so sorry that I forgot about your blog! Can I add you to my links?

Holly said...

I cryed reading this! I must persue HIM...even if it means bloodied knees. I am going to hold on to Jesus feet and not let go. I NEED HIM!

Bless you Sue. May you feel His touch on your life, deeper and more wonderful than you have ever know. He loves your heart. So do I!

Dionna said...

Thanks for the insight. I want to do anything to get closer to the Lord, too. Lately - I've really been admiring Esther. I can't wait to meet her in Heaven someday.

nikki said...

Way to go newgirl!

I also love that passage of scripture and it is very dear to me for reasons of my own.

Chris said...

You have reminded me again how careful we must be when asking those questions. All of us had to begin somewhere attending a bible study so that we could learn more about God and His word, but no one wants to be pointed out for their lack of knowledge of the bible.

I loved your answer! I want to be this woman too!

Nise' said...

Thank you for your post! I am co-leading a BS and have been frustrated with the lack of participation, thinking I must be doing something wrong, but your post has helped and I will relax and just let the Spirit move, it's up to Him not me! Amen

greta lynn hernandez said...

Last week I shared with our small group that I wanted them to pray with me as I long to know Jesus more intimately and to deepen my relationship with Him. I reached a lull in my walk as I let activities crowd my calendar.

As I cried out to Him, asking Him to restore the joy I had as I sat with Him years ago in my college dorm, or the excitement of just sensing His presence in my Quiet Times at seminary, He reminded me that all I needed to do was sit with Him again and stay with Him.

Just like the woman who touched His garment for healing, I grasp His hand for spiritual refreshing. I am singing again and my heart is light with the joy He puts there.

He has everything I need!

CrownLaidDown said...

Amen. Sue...me too! I'm in Girl!
Love ya,
Holly

Praying for you today!

holy chaos said...

wow! what an answer and an inspiring post!

yes, I have tried so many things... being married, having kids,making money,earning degrees... but

He has all that I need and I do not want to miss what He laid hold of me for.

Rhonda said...

Sue - Thanks for sharing. That's a great story. I love it when God deposits something into our hearts. He knew you better than you knew yourself. I think that you were prophesying into your own spirit.

You should have been at our church conference this weekend. We could have grabbed onto His garment together. As Jen mentioned, pursuing God was something that was spoke about. There's nothing more important than pursuing God. You go girl!!!

Ruth said...

after reading your post i am thinking of a song some friends in my town wrote....it impacts me everytimes i hear it...
"just one touch of your garment lord -- I WANT TO KNOW YOU...."


amen sue. shalom....

Steffie B. said...

I so needed to come to your blog today! I am in need of a friend to steer me in the right direction. I have been lacking in doing things for the Lord because I am so consumed with my family life. As I am approaching 40 I have been reflecting lately. I need to get involved in a moms group. Can you suggest one around our area?

Peach said...

Wow! That is fabulous, Sue. I want to be more like her, too. Thanks for sharing that story.

Sue said...

Jen & Rhona- sounds like I missed a wonderful time!

panda-mom- of course you can, I'm honored!

Holly- your crying makes me cry!

Chris & 'nise- I hadn't thought about the fact that so many of you lead B.S. I have led too and tried to remember what it was like to be a new believer and how nervous you can be. 'nise, just keep giving them the Word, it will draw conversation all by itself! Thank you both for being leaders.

Greta- how precious your heart is.

Steffie- I'll email you.

Susan said...

One of the most impacting scriptures, for me. Love it! Love you for sharing!

Tamatha said...

wow.....inspiring....thankyou for sharing:o)

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