To Read on the Journey

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Reap What I Sow (DAY 1)

“Remind me of this with every decision,
 Generations will reap what I sow.
I could pass on a curse or a blessing to those I will never know...
To my great great great granddaughter, live in peace.
To my great great great grandson, live in peace...
 Lyrics by Sara Groves

I think about them daily... a few times a day in fact- my children's children, my great-grandchildren, my great great grandchildren.
 I’m 38, and the mother of a 14, 13, and 10 yr old, the next generation’s grand entrance is a ways off.   Still, I think about them.  I have for years.   Sometimes I wonder if this is odd, but then I recall how I would think about my own children when I was just a teen.  I’d hope hard, and pray hard for them.  There was a Savior, Redemption, and embracing God's promise of abundant Life that, even as a child, I desperately wanted for them.  And now I consume the delicious fruit of those prayers offered in faith.

So here I am 38, compelled by God's Spirit to interceded for the generations that will come from me. Thinking of all the delicious fruit that can be harvested from these prayers offered in faith.
 For the next 31 days I will write to My Future (the generations that will follow me).

For the next 31 days I will plant words with hope that they will "pass on a blessing to those I may never know."  I will offer prayers for all my children to "live in Peace." (Peace means wholeness).

A few years ago I read that I am a God-Giver.  For the next 31days I will be intentional about giving-God to the future generations, with hopes that on this side of heaven, and on Glory's side, to "reap what I sow."
 Photos from the 2010 post- Spring. Is. Coming. 

Live in Peace, 

Day 20 & 21- O I Need Thee 
Day 22- I Know Day 
Day 23- Tangible God
Day 26- Let It Sink In 
Day 27 & 28- Husbands  
Day 29- 248 Nights Without Sleep
Day 30- My Grandfather's Prayers
Day 31- All That I Have


Gina said...

I love this! And it's never too early to start praying for future generations, I prayed for my husband long before I ever knew him. Can't wait to hear your heart this month.

hannah singer said...

oh, sister. i love this, looking forward to these days xo

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Such a beautiful topic, Denise! Looking forward to following your 31 days!

Kimberly said...

Love the idea of this...leaving a Godly legacy is my hearts desire too!

Linda Z said...

You are not only a "God-giver," but an amazing Gardener as well. You are planting and reaping a beautiful and fruitful harvest!! :)

Simply Sara said...

you never cease to encourage and inspire me. what a gift you are. to your family. your friends. your future.

love you so, so much.