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Is God Enough? November 25, 2008

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This is off of Nancy L. DeMoss’s blog, Lies YOUNG women believe.  It’s a wonderful insight into the thoughts of young ladies (tweens and teens) and has helped me understand things that Abbie is dealing with.  There is a mom’s corner, a blog area, and so much more – I’d encourage you all to check it out…

This particular article caught my attention – Is God really enough?  I didn’t post all the girls comments, but after you read this you can go to the web page and read the rest if you’d like – I would just like to urge you to think about these young girls  (and guys) and all that they are facing in life – things we may never have had to, and possibly don’t understand, or we once faced it, but now have conveniently forgotten…. Try to see it from their shoes so you can UNDERSTAND them.  Is God enough? As a mature Christian you know He is, but to think about being 14 and understanding and believing that.  Add pressures and persuasions.  As Christian parents, we need to show our children that He is enough.  It starts at home, if they don’t see it in me, my kids may never be able to sing the song “He’s all I need”.

 

 

God is not enough

God promises to satisfy our needs (Philippians 4:19). Even so, 88% of the Christian girls we interviewed agreed with the statement “God is not enough.”

Three main things consistently rivaled God for being enough to satisfy. They were:

1. Friends
2. Material objects
3. Accomplishments

 

 

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Myrddin
Honestly …
on Friday, November 7, 2008 at 6:19 pm
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Look at the Genesis story. God created man and all was good but it was not good for man to be alone!

God is not enough. Not even he thinks so, apparent.

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sarah
Re: kay
on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 8:17 pm
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hey, I totally agree w/ you. I feel like I’m worthless or something if no guy likes me. I know that thats not true but its so hard when guys like all my friends and stuff but then it feels like no one likes me…do you know what I’m saying? We just really need to remember that God IS all we need. He loves us no matter what (even if no guy likes me. lol!). I hope this will help other girls who feel the same way!

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 Kay
hey!
on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 6:01 pm
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i think another big one that girls need ( me included !!! ) are a guys approval, from being asked to a dance , saying your pretty, going on a date , or going out ( having a boy friend ). So to every one who feels this hanging over you like a cloud , say that ” God is enough. He is perfect And holy.He’s better than any guy. ” Think about it God can’t let you down , or Cheat on you or never call or stand you up. You never think he was kidding because God is genuine.
hope this helps
kay

 

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Emily
God is enough
on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 9:46 am
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You know, as hard as it is to believe, God IS enough. He has given us everything we need for life and godliness. And when God says something, He means it. I struggle with this a lot, but I would encourage others who struggle in this area to believe God and not their emotions. From personal experience, God is faithful, and He’ll pull through on His promises. See 2 Peter 1:3. God’s grace is sufficient to help us when we struggle in anything.(2 Cor. 12:9-10) Walk in Him, sisters of the truth!
Em

 

making a list, checking it twice, or three times..or… November 10, 2008

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I always smile about this time every year…I think within every child there must be a chip or something implanted in them… they just KNOW Christmas is getting closer… its like they can almost smell it in the air… it’s coming…. and suddenly, a list appears on my side table with pictures drawn all over it and hearts… yes, its THE list.. the coveted Christmas wish list…

I love my kids, and they make me smile from ear to ear, mostly because it is about this time I can see just how different the kids are from one another.  Every year they are allowed to put not more than 10 things on a list.  They know they will not get all ten.  They know also, that they are allowed to only put on BIG thing on the list.  They know they may not get this either.  (guess that’s why it’s a WISH list..)  So, about 4 years ago, I gave them some options, they could do one of two things, they could pick ten little things, and maybe get all ten, or pick one larger item but only get one thing.  Oddly enough they chose one thing each… and thanks to the magic of Ebay, I was blessed to oblige both kids desires and not over extend myself.  Of course, these are the same kids that decided to wait to even have Christmas – I mean not to even open ONE gift until Nana and Papa were there, some 5 days after the 25th last year.  Abbie even wrote to Santa and asked him to come after they arrived… and on Christmas day, not a peep about please can we open the gifts, they were content to wait on my parents to arrive…

So I am reviewing these lists, and I notice that Abbie has broken the rules.. she has 14 items on her list.  However, she’s very clever, see.  She writes that she wants some CD’s – and underneath it puts 5 CD’s she wants.  She writes that she’d like a baby doll that looks just like a real one (apparently they have such a thing at Belks next to Libby Lou’s and they have wobbly heads and everything!! i’m impressed) underneath this, she’d list 5 accessories that every baby needs.. The list continued on….I was just giggling… Then there is the ever serious Joshua. The man with the plan.. His was 6 items.  He’s very simple to please, although as he grows so do the price tags of his items… I still don’t know exactly what a PSP is, but I’m sure he’ll tell me….are-we-done-smiling-yet

So…we’re leaving for school this morning and Abbie says, MAMA, i gotta have my list back… I said, why sweetie.. Oh, she responds, I need to add something..

uuuhhhh… I think Santa’s already got the list.. ha ha

Its funny, this girl of mine told her entire Kindergarten class there was no Santa, he didn’t exists.  Then in 2nd grade, she decided she wanted Santa to come and left him cookies, and wrote a letter to him and everything!!  I think its just fun to believe…  Makes the magic of Christmas seem even more so.

Last year we enjoyed celebrating Christ’s birthday, and not relishing in the presents and what we were going to get, it was a blessed time, one that I will treasure, and even though Nana and Papa may not be able to come for Christmas, I think it may be a wonderful tradition to keep….

Saving Christmas….for what it really is.