When I got pregnant with Mary I asked the Lord what His plan was for her...It seemed like strange timing...we had just sent Max off to school and it felt like the seasons were shifting. We were planning on starting a new business and were coming out of a grueling couple of years of complete dependency and walking on water moments with Jesus (not fun to the flesh, but truly the life I want to live in the spirit...if that makes sense). So to get pregnant now seemed hard...but I was friends with hard...we had been companions for many years. What I came to learn about letting "hard" sit at the table of my life was that it taught me how to pray, how to keep my eyes on Jesus, and to trust that He will bring me through.
So as I prayed about God's plan for this little one's life, God reminded me of some big prayers I had prayed. Prayers that He would use our family to shift culture, to be a catalyst for revival, to bring the hope of Jesus to the nations, and to raise up kids that would be able to stand up for the truth even when it's not the popular option.
Mary was actually an answer to these prayers, she was the piece of the puzzle of the family God is building to be those that will shift the culture and bring hope to the hopeless.
I love this sign that Jenessa Wait created (go check out her art...truly ANNOINTED!) ..."Revival starts with family" So this is my prayer in this season. That Revival would start in our family and in turn reach the world.
So in making this a focus of 2021, I need to quiet the world and it's opinions and really strive to seek God's face and his truth. Because that's the only way revival will truly start in my home.
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Till next time,