L O V E + T R U S T + P L O W
As family vacay came to an end, I had us carve some time out to start a new family tradition. One that I believe just might be one of the best things we do as a family. One that will build a legacy. We talked about Joshua 3 when God parted the Jordan river for the Israelites to cross + had them pick up stones of remembrance. Why? Because God wanted them to have a tangible reminder for them to look at + remember his faithfulness for years to come. Something that symbolized his provision, how he always provides. I had us reflect on our own lives. How have we seen Gods faithfulness this year? We all thought about it + then picked “stones” (or shells) of remembrance. *
Olive’s was LOVE. She opened up about how she was worried about becoming a big sister. Would she be replaced? Would she love her brother? God taught her how she will never be replaced + how to love her brother (even when it’s not fun). *
Mine was TRUST. God has really worked on my heart to trust him with all of my desires. I’m a dreamer + a go getter. I set big goals + expectations for myself, but in a new season of motherhood, I’ve had to learn to trust him with those dreams. To live open handed with where/how he wants to use me. Knowing that he knows the desires of my heart, because he placed them there and he will be faithful to open the door for those when the time is right, but whenever I’m not present in the present, I miss out on the gifts, purpose + lessons of this season. *
Danny’s was PLOW. Taking risks, laboring hard work, and often times burning the midnight oil as he works on Arise. It has been hard work, but God has proven his faithfulness + opened up door after door as Danny continues to be faithful in pursuing this calling God has given me. So we picked out our stones/shells, wrote our words on the back of them, thanked God for his faithfulness + placed them in a jar. I can’t wait to see all the words that will fill this jar over the years! *
What stones do you need to pick up for this year?