Everyday of our lives we turn the page of our story that is written by God (and ourselves). My friends, I am about to turn a chapter. I am close to seeing my oldest leave the nest to know and trust God at a level she has never known before. I'm not sad because I've taken the advice of a friend a long time ago...."enjoy every stage". But I am a little emotional because she is, along with my other two girls, my greatest ministry. Nothing...and I mean NOTHING else matters in this world if my children didn't learn the most of Christ from me and then own it themselves. Every great work I have done in this world is in vain if I didn't teach my children the value of hard work, respect, and the importance of their fruits being displayed out loud for the world to taste. If God's word was only text on a page and not applied daily, I failed them.
As the days are getting closer to graduation I've had several confirmations from friends regarding Morgan's character. We have been blessed to raise our girls in one place where hundreds of people have watched and been an influence on them growing up. Yesterday, I received a letter in the mail giving affirmation to Steve and I of how proud we should be of Morgan. She works and develops relations with others as "unto the Lord".
Now, I'm not an emotional person....but that one got me! It was directly from God. Then, as I'm sitting in my peaceful place on the front porch taking it all in, I push "shuffle" on my iPod and what song should come up first? "Like My Mother Does" by Lauren Alaina. Ok, now I'm a mess.
That moment was a reaping moment. A moment that was confirmed through scripture in Proverbs 11. This chapter is a summary of reaping and sowing. It's our choice of what kind of sowing we do.
vs. 24: There is one who scatters, yet increases more....
vs. 25: The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself.
vs. 27: who earnestly seeks good finds favor....
vs. 30: The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life....
I have to allow God to write her story. I have been responsible with what God has given me and now I continue to pray and watch it all unfold...and do this all over again next year when Lauren leaves!
My challenge to you all is to go and scatter good seeds. If God allows you to be the one to water...then water. If not, trust God to bring people along to do that. KEEP SCATTERING GOOD SEEDS! The reaping is a promise!
The Mrs. Pastor