Each night before we tuck Grace into bed, we each have special things we say to her. Part of mine is telling her that God made her to do great things. I want her to know from a very young age that God set her apart and called her to be a woman after His own heart, someone that He has a purpose and a plan for, and that is one way I am instilling it in her. I’ve also claimed verses for her since before she was born, and this week’s key verse is one of them.
You may or may not be aware that received a somewhat uncommon diagnosis for our pregnancy after our full anatomy scan at around 20 weeks. The initial ultrasound indicated that we might have a marginal cord insertion, and when we had the follow up a few weeks later, it was confirmed. If you’ve ever experienced having an unconfirmed diagnosis (and being hours out of town before), then you have an idea of what I was going through. But, add on top of that that the diagnosis had more to do with my unborn baby than me, and you get a little mental image of what this mama’s heart was feeling… Continue reading
We were recently involved in a discussion on the practice of blessing your child – each day and night and on special occasions speaking a special verse over your child. The impact of this practice hit me full force as the discussion turned to one family’s experience as their daughter went off to college…
I wish I could find the article to share it with you, but nonetheless, I’ll try to explain as best as I can remember. Since the girl was born, here father and mother had taken the time to speak her blessing over her each night. As she grew, she would even request the blessing lest her mother and father had forgotten. As the girl’s parents prepared to drop her off for her first year in college, they created a plan of action to unpack everything, say their goodbyes, and quickly make their way to the car to avoid a public emotional breakdown. Continue reading
I want nothing more than for my baby girl to grow up knowing her Heavenly Father and having a real relationship with Jesus, and I don’t think there is any better way to encourage that than to start diving into the word with her as early as possible.
Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
I’m taking this verse to heart and have started a daily devotional time with Grace already. While she may not really understand any of our reading and discussion yet, making this a part of our day sets the precedent that spending time with God each day is a priority in our lives. Continue reading