Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Stir and Shape

(Please take a min to read this area of scripture, it’s awesome.  Even if you don’t read what I wrote, read what God wrote.)

Think back to when you were pregnant.  Do you remember how God spoke to you about the little one you were carrying?  I remember the certainty of our daughter Jordan’s name.  I felt as though God gave it to us for a certain purpose.  We are God’s workmanship (from Ephesians 2:10).

Jordan has a strength in her that was apparent to me even from the day she was born and I’ve always marveled at it.  However, it is currently showing up as stubbornness.  Her VPK teacher named her strength, “resilience”.  As we sat in the parent/teacher conference I explained why we named her Jordan and it was like the door opened for her teacher to give me another nugget that I’m so excited about.  She said that Jordan’s strength of resilience will benefit her in years to come when she’s telling people about Christ and they reject her for the message of the gospel.  That rejection won’t stop her from pursuing another person for the sake of Christ.  We just need to shape her with God’s word as we go through the challenges day to day.

"as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you" 2 Peter 1:13

If you are going through a difficult time disciplining, encouraging or giving direction to your child – go back to those journals or memory bank from when you were pregnant.  Enliven your spirit again with God’s word and give Him thanks for the opportunity to raise that child.  Seek the Lord and ask Him how He would have you speak truth into your child’s life to guide and shape his or her future to look like what God intended from the beginning. 

If you, momma have ever experienced a revelation from the Lord about your child speak it into his or her life.  Read scripture to your child and let God speak.  Believe what the Lord says in His word and follow His plan.  To our God be the glory both now and forevermore.  Amen. 

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