When I found out I was pregnant I was super excited about the responsibility God has anointed and blessed me with. It's something I take very seriously and I feel it should be.
These nine months have been such a fun and loving experience. There hasn't been a day that went by when I didn't thank Jesus for my dearest Evelynne. And just watching her grow, doing new things each day and exploring what nature has to offer her excites me and has me thinking about what I desire to teach her and have already started!
I look forward to teaching my daughter so many things. To read, write, to find beauty in the simple things in life. But I believe really the most important thing I can teach my daughter, reveal to her and encourage her to receive and to know, is her true identity in Christ! Because so many in the world are going to try and deceive her, and tell her who they think she is. It is so important that those things don't matter to her and that the only opinion that should and does matter is from her Heavenly Beloved, Her Heavenly Father and King.
To remember that she is beautiful beyond compare. Not because of her looks or what she wears. But to remember that she is beautiful because God made her that way. He looks at her, adores her and knows what He has made is really good! Genesis 1:31
To remember that she is the Victor and never the victim. Because she is the true daughter of the most High God. A spiritual warrior that cannot be defeated.
"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." -1 Corinthians 15:57
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. -Philippians 4:13 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. -Romans 6:14
To remember not to fear because she is perfectly loved. And that nothing can harm her. To know that she has the authority to stomp serpents, to heal the sick, raise the dead, and no evil thing will come near her. To know that evil is powerless when the Children of God are unafraid. And that God has given her the Authority to do such things.
-1 John 4:18
Herein is our That she has the very abundant life that God has given to her through His Son. made , that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
-1 John 4:17
Before she was conceived God knew her and sanctified her.
She is the Bride of Christ. And she is cherished and crowned with glory and honor.
And She was created for His Glory to do the Mighty things that God has anointed her to do. And only she can do!
Even every one that is called by my name: I have him my , I have formed him; yea, I have made him. -Isaiah 43:7
And that she can go to Jesus with anything and He will answer her and show her mighty things in His Name. Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and , which thou knowest not. -Jeremiah 33:3
I have mentioned before that I believe the most important thing for a woman to know or anyone in general is to know their Identity in Christ! Because once they know that. Nothing will be able to stop them. Not fear, not condemnation, not people, and not even circumstances! When we know our identity in Christ we are dangerously unstoppable!
I want to teach my daughter these things because I believe it is the most important thing a Born again Christian can know. If they don't know this, they will be stomped on and deceived by what the world thinks they are. My desire and dream is that my daughter knows who she is in Christ. That she can stand tall as a believer looking down to no one.
To have such authority in Christ and allowing Him to work miracles in her life.
My uttermost prayer is that what people say doesn't move her.
But what she says moves other people.
That she can stand inline at a grocery store and not envy or be discouraged by the half dressed model in a magazine.
But instead pray for her and pity her.
To not be effected by piers but instead her piers be effected by her.
I believe God has given Leon and I such responsibility by placing this little love muffin in our hands A responsibility we will take most seriously. I can't tell you how blessed I am to be a mama!
If you don't know your identity in Jesus I highly recommend that you find out.
It's the identity Jesus overcame the world with and He wants to place that identity in you.
But loves, He can only give it to you if you receive it! And trust me you'll be glad you did! Because you will NEVER be the same.
If you have any questions or need encouragement on "Your identity in Christ" please feel free to e-mail me @ Heather.l.Riley.LWACW@gmail.com. I'd love to chat with you!
Until then Love ya sisters!
XOXO - Heather
p.s Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the 2nd week of the "Finally Fall Link up" It's topic is "Your fall wardrobe" Dream or reality! But really you can link up anything fall related!