Monday, November 30, 2009
Christmas Season and Renew
I have kept many journals through out the years and there is a prayer/dream I write about in every journal I've ever had. Even when I was fifteen years old I prayed the very same prayer that I did when I was twenty-four years old. "Lord, please allow me to be a wife and mother." Besides wanting to be a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader (ha!), it was the only dream I really ever had.
Well as I sat down on the School room floor this morning teaching my babies a Bible lesson, I could feel the Holy Spirit saying "Look. Look in front of you. Do you see those three babies? Your prayer was answered. Your dreams have come true. Enjoy every single moment with them. The love you and your husband loves you. THIS is what you asked for." It was an incredible God stop. I love being a Mom. It fulfills me more than anything I have ever done. Sometimes I don't throw myself into it as much as I should but today I am going to! Today marks a new day for me! Sometimes you have stop and realize you are living your dream but you haven't taken the time to recognize it! Not everyone in this world is living their dream. Some have a job they hate or a boss they despise. But that's not me! I LOVE MY JOB!
Every single day I get the opportunity to shape them and pray for their hearts to be turned more and more towards Christ. I am raising missionaries, evangelists, husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters. I am raising men and women of God! God chose ME to do it!
So my friends I feel I need to extend some grace to myself and pick up the Bible Study again in January. It will be an awesome time to begin again because the next week of lessons is all about forgetting what's behind us! Perfect way to start 2010! This Christmas Season we are going to pour ourselves into preparing for the Birth of Jesus. We are doing the "Jesse Tree" this year for the Advent Season has arrived! We are going to bake cookies, fudge and serve one another and serve those in need. We are going to make memories as a family and celebrate the birth of Christ each and every day.
I'm gonna go live my dream! You should too!
I love you!