I came across this card last week. It was written for me while I was in a different season of my life. A season full of horrific choices I made. A season where I decided if I was really (and I mean really) follow Jesus or if I was done. As Mom sat writing this letter, she was doing so with the intention of being my cheerleader to keep running the race (Hebrews 12:1). As Mom sat writing this letter, Jesus knew it would serve a purpose for more … for a time such at this, amputation of a loved one (s). Here I share with you something personal from my Mom to her daughter, but please don’t miss the point. You see, my mom loved me well. I even just told my husband the other day, “I think I forgot the details of just how amazing mom was”, but friends, her love for me only went as far as her love for Jesus and he’s taking it from here now.
Ok Baby Girl,
You can do this! I know you inside and out (second to God who created your inner more being (Psalm 139)), and we both know you can do this and do it for His glory and it be for your good (Romans 8). Read Jeremiah 1:5 and know He created you and I get to be here to encourage you. We walk by faith and not by sight. We are His children, his warriors and you, my lovely daughter, are in His army. This is just more training ground BUT it is also a time to laugh, play, enjoy and experience great things. Embrace all (good, bad, happy, sad) that He has for you in these moments. He has you in them and you are safe to praise Him in the midst of it all. He is good and He is great and He, sweet child, is ALL about you! He is all about your heart, your thoughts, your feelings, and your future. Remember He is omni present and you have His promise to always be with you. My heart as well is for you always, every moment of every day. I love you will all that I am and am here for you every moment I can be. You are always with this family in all that we do just as we are with you in all you do. What God has created no man nor anything can separate us from it (Matthew 19). We are inseparable as we are inseparable from our God. Continuously tell yourself truth and refuse to listen to any lies.
I am already making plans for the Labor Day weekend at the lake.
I love you honey pumpkin pie,
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”