“There will be no miscarriages or infertility in your land and I will give you long full lives.” Exodus 23:26
When I read that verse this morning I was instantly taken back to a post I wrote last year. I had to look it up. On April 23rd 2013 I wrote Healed, a post detailing a season in my life where I felt like I was surrounded by infant tragedies, and then found this phrase. The reason this verse stuck out to me so much this morning was its amazing timing! The first time I read the phrase (in 2 Kings) a friend of mine had just miscarried her twins; babies we had been praying for for YEARS. To say we were all devastated would be an understatement. And, as God would have it, the very next time I would read this phrase (from Exodus) it would be the very same week that that friend delivered her beautifully healthy little baby girl into the world!!!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!!
We have SO MUCH to be thankful for friends! So much! And yet all too often we get so lost in the few things that Satan is poking us with (I am SO talking to myself here right now)! Tonight as I was waiting for my computer to start up I started flipping through my 365 Life Daily Planner
and looking back at all the things that I have written down over the last few months. The appointments that I’ve been to, the verses that I’ve focused on, the to-do list items I’ve crossed off, but my favorite section to look at was my “Thank You LORD for:” section. Looking back through those I remembered some of those harder times, yet I was remembering them through a lens of gratitude.
I am so in love with this sweet little daily planner folks!!! It’s concise, yet allows me the space to elaborate if I want to. It’ helps me plan and order my thoughts and my day, while at the same time giving me the space to keep track of my blessings too! I’ve been using this planner almost daily since March 25th and I love it more and more every day! Now you know me, I’m not usually one to sit here and try to sell you on one of my books, but this one… well, you NEED this book!!! It’s 365 identical pages spiral bound into a tight little package of keeping you organized and focused on God’s blessings and plan for your life. But on top of that, once the day is over it serves as a GREAT journal that logs your every move throughout the year.
Just taking the few minutes to sit here and flip back through it has made me so amazingly happy and I feel so much more blessed than I did just moments before. God has done so much for me! He has been there and blessed me with such an amazing family and great friends and I’m so grateful that He inspired me to create this simple book so that I could keep track of all those things in one place to keep for years and years to come. Who knows, maybe someday little Ella Mae will see that journal entry about the “fresh new baby girls blessing this world” and find out that it’s HER I was thanking God for – the baby we prayed and prayed and prayed for. The baby we feared might never come, except then she did, and she’s HERE! His word to me on that day in April was true. Thank You Jesus for being True to Your word and helping us hear it more clearly. Lord I pray with every fiber of my being that everyone reading this blog will pick up their Bibles at least once today and spend some time with YOU!!! Your Word is such a blessing and I want them to know how much of a blessing it really is! LORD, thank You for little Ella Mae, and I pray that she lives a long, happy, healthy life with You right by her side every step of the way. May she never know a day without Your guidance, wisdom, reassurance, blessing, favor and LOVE! In Jesus’ name! Amen!