A Part of the Whole

“Therefore they said, ‘If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants as a possession, and do not take us over the Jordan’.
And Moses said to the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben, ‘Shall your brethren go to war while you sit here?’
‘Now why will you discourage the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the Lord has given them’.” Numbers 32:5-7

The families of Gad and Reuben saw where they needed to be, as individuals. Moses saw and thought of the children of Israel as a whole.

Lord, thank You that whatever plans You have for me will encourage others as well. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Crossing Jordan

I have needs
I know You see them

and You see
my brother’s too

help me cross
the Jordan for him

knowing I’ll
be filled by You.


  1. “help me cross
    the Jordan for him”

    An appropriate post and line.

  2. God bless you, Mike, for crossing the Jordan for me in prayer and by sharing your walk with Jesus. I am helped and blessed, encouraged to go on! πŸ™‚

  3. “I have needs,I know you see them,and you see my brother’s too” Let God be praised,he knows our every need and he takes care of them just in time.Looking out for our brothers and sisters is a very vital part of our existence.Such a beautiful post and poem.
    Deb, God has begun a good work in you and he will finish it as long as you allow him to.Keep reaching out and blessing the lives of many through your writing.Its a gift,keep ministering.


  4. You are such a blessing, Kenisha! I love and am boosted up by your comments and prayers. One might think that Ann and I collaborated on today’s posts, but that was the Holy Spirit, Who helps us all to help each other.
    God bless you and your always uplifting ministry to us! πŸ™‚

  5. Deb, I don’t know why this poem brought tears to my eyes. I would quote my favorite line, but Mike beat me to it. (That’s the second time that has happened!) I’m intrigued by your reply to Kenisha, and now I need to go read Ann’s post. Peace, Linda

  6. All the Glory belongs to God,he puts the words in my heart,so they can flow through my mouth and fingers while typing.I know you and my sister didn’t plan or discussed what you were going to write,she dosen’t even share it with me,lol. I have to wait until its posted but I am always looking forward to the posts and comments from all of you.God is sweet isn’t he?
    Keep the faith and keep blessing us.


  7. Deb,
    I love this post. It is one of those ones that we could linger on and be oh so edified. The Lord has said so much in those lines you wrote. πŸ™‚


  8. πŸ™‚

    Hi Deb,

    I’m playing catch up with today’s posts- what a wonderful surprise! πŸ™‚ The Holy Spirit does make the connection!

    “Lord, thank You that whatever plans You have for me will encourage others as well” I so pray.

    May He hold your hand in His as you cross your Jordan.


  9. That Mike is Quick Draw McGraw! πŸ™‚
    God bless you for all the times you have gone above and beyond for others, Linda. You do it each time you come here and encourage me. Now, I’m getting teary.

  10. I’m so glad that He can do that. This morning, I was reading in Luke “with God, nothing is impossible”. Even this, His being able to say much with little, through me. God bless you and the way you bless and edify us!

  11. What a blessing to be connected to your post through Him today! πŸ™‚ I love your prayer for Him to hold my hand in His. I am experiencing that today! God bless you and all the plans He has for you to bless others!

  12. I agree with Kenisha. You have such wonderful gifts… and not just writing and teaching, but encouraging others. That one is close to my heart because you’ve been such an encouragement to me!

    “Help me cross the Jordan”. Just help me…

  13. I feel you have been a gift to all of us! So happy I found the treasure of you from your comments at Theresa’s. Thank you for encouraging me to encourage! ha! It just seems to come naturally to us who have been saved from such discouragement and sin. How can we not? πŸ™‚
    God bless you and all the crossings you make to help others. He is with you and for you, holding you up,and hugging you too.

  14. Tears fill my eyes, because even my own brother needs help crossing. We all do. He puts out his hand, we just need to talk hold.

  15. It’s not so hard, when we cross together and with someone else, knowing He’s got us covered! God bless you as you hold His hand and walk with Him today!

  16. God sees my needs and in so many occasions He sent you for me! Thank you Deb for the times you help me cross the Jordan — with your God-filled poems and your loving presence in my place!

  17. It is so, so easy to love you, Rea Sonshine! About helping you cross the Jordan. . .I think we’re helping each other: fishing for stones, skipping some, catching frogs and admiring dragon flies, all as we go. It’s a joy to be with you wherever He takes us. πŸ™‚ God bless you and your Jesus Joy!

  18. Oh Deb, I love the sound of what may come πŸ™‚

  19. Oh, I like this one, Deb! It touches me because it speaks to the great love that we are all called to live. Sometimes I am afraid, but then I realize that He is here, crossing the Jordan with me. Thank you for these words.

  20. You’re so right . . .we are never alone, always have help. So glad, ’cause I need lots of help! God bless you and all you do for others in His love!

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