Today we have a special guest post from my friend, Stacey, who blogs at 29 Lincoln Avenue & MOD Squad. If you haven’t been to either of her blogs……then you need to visit them today! You’ll be glad you did! – Angela
Do you ever forget who you are? I know I do. I get overwhelmed by life and the dailiness of it all. I barely have time to remember my name or where I put my coffee cup. You know what I’ve realized this past week while studying Ephesians 1? It is good for me to remember not only who I am, but Whose I am. He must have known we would forget, because He wrote it in black and white for us to see. He said…
lavished with grace
And the truth is, when you really want someone to remember something, you write it down. You send a note. You email. You say it with words because it matters and you don’t want them to forget.
I am witness to this power of writing it down. I’ve seen words wash over a girl of ten and soak in deep till she wore them like her Sunday best. This sweet girl of 10 (now 12) is my daughter. For her birthday that year I asked 30 women to write her a letter telling her what made her special. They wrote the most beautiful letters. They sent His Words. They told her she was amazing, sweet, a true God’s girl and how they loved her passion for worship. The night she opened her gift she came into my room and said, “Oh Mommy, I did not know I was so special.” I watched as day after day she read a different letter, and carefully placed it in her keepsake book. She added stickers and ribbon to the pages and read them again until she didn’t have to read them anymore, because they were written on her heart.
I’ll say it again….
lavished with grace
These are not my words. They are His. He want us to know how special we are, too. Do you believe it? Do you live like it is true? Can you pick up these words each day, and put them on like you would your favorite pair of cute red shoes? I have an idea: Let’s put them on cards, scribble them on our hands, and write them on our grocery lists. Let’s keep writing and reading them until we don’t have to read them anymore because they are written on our hearts.
Stacey is Mike’s wife and the mother of four vibrant girls. She loves God’s Word, connecting with women and drinks way too much coffee. You can find her blogging at 29lincolnavenue or follow her on Twitter as stacey29lincoln. Her Good Morning Girls group is made up of two other women she adores named Amy and Tracie. Together with a team of amazing women, they write a blog for Mothers of Daughters called the MODsquad.