Wednesday, September 06, 2006

another mission field

"Let the little children come unto me...."

Today I sent my little on off for her first day of school. I shed a few tears as I watched the car drive away, but deep in my spirit I could hear the voice of God speaking peace and reassurance that she is in His hands, not mine.
It's been an amazing journey, releasing my daughter into God's hands, a journey that is far from over. Everyday is another day where I have to choose to let her go. I had many plans for my daughter, that have been burned up as an offering for the Lord. I had determined that it was God's plan, because I knew He wanted what was best for her, and I thought I had found out what that was. But God has been showing me more and more that the destiny of my child is far greater than I could see. By holding her back from the things I thought would harm her, I was holding her back from all that God wanted to do in her life, to raise her up as a leader and an evangelist for the King.
I'm still figuring all this out. It's so hard to be a parent in this day and age, because everyone seems to have the right answer, and if you're not falling under that answer or the new fad everyone seems to be following, you're doing it wrong. Let me reassure you that your child has a special destiny, one that has been determined by the Lord, not you, and not by all the opinions of others, thinking they know what's best. The Lord has singled out your child for something very special. He desires to see His glory shine in your childs life, and if you follow His lead, and raise them up in the way they should go, He will be glorified. He know's their name, the hairs on their heads are numbered, He will carry out His good works into completion, so that they will not be lacking anything.
Parents, be encouraged today, for God is raising up a generation of leaders, teachers, encouragers, prayer warriors, evangelists and prophets. These are your kids.


  1. Thank you so much for this post! It really spoke to me!

  2. Great post Nin!
    Hope you're having a good day and having some time to relax!!
    Take care!

  3. I totally understand what you are saying.......thanks for sharing cause I am so excited to see what God will do through your little girl and through you because of you releasing her to be who God called her to be!

  4. awe I know your pain. my sons only two and i passed a school w/ a bunch of lil' kids playing outside... and i thought to myself "wow... wont be long and my son will be there..."
    I was like "noooo" in my head.
    You want to hold on to those baby years so long.

    BTW you look great pregnant
    I found you through my friend Heather.

  5. psst... is that your living room?? cuz it looks AMAZING!!!

  6. these are wise words....these are words from the holy spirit and really spoke to me today. thank you
    for holding us all accountable through your walk
    for standing for the path of righteousness
    for allowing yourself to be touched and changed by the Lord...because as you allow that, the more you minister, speak and love others through the new heart God is giving you.
    And thank you for all you do for me....sniff....okay, i'm emotional today.....

  7. That was an awesome post. By the way your daughter is a cute little girl.
    I think our goal is to be hannah's and to daily surrender ourselves, and kids into God's hands.

  8. Anonymous2:45 PM

    I can't even imagine what it will feel like to send my little ones out into the "world"! Aaaahh! Scary! I suppose that's another place where we really just have to use our faith - and know that God doesn't want harm to come to our babies either.

  9. Yes! That is such a struggle for me, too, and I have to decide anew every day to give my children into His keeping.

    Thanks for this post. Beautiful!