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Fran Lafferty

Fran Lafferty

I shall yet learn, and grow beyond the immaturity of adulthood. I shall again laugh, and learn the wisdom of a child.

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Jun 9

Lord, I thank you for the energy that I have. Thank you for your breath flowing through me, exciting me, giving me hope and stamina and enthusiasm! Father, I ask that you fill my Mate as well, and protect him dearly as he drives the 30-foot trailer with thousands of pounds of equipment, all the way to the Gulf coast today. Give HIM your awesome stamina too, Lord!! Please continue to mold us, pruning away distractions and nourishing the seeds you’ve planted in each of us, Lord. Help us to be faithful to you and to your will for us. Give us wisdom and courage to choose your will, and please open and close all the right doors to help us stay on your path. Amen, thank you Lord Jesus! 😀

Isaiah 66:7-14 ERV

“A woman does not give birth before she feels the pain. A woman must feel the pain of childbirth before she can see the boy she gives birth to. Who ever heard of such a thing? In the same way, no one ever saw a new world begin in one day. No one has ever heard of a new nation that began in one day. But when Zion feels the pain, she will give birth to her children. 
In the same way, I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born.” The LORD says this: “I promise that if I cause you the pain of birth, I will not stop you from having your new nation.” Your God said this. 
Jerusalem and all her friends, be happy! All of you who were sad for her, be happy and rejoice with her! 
Be happy that you will receive mercy like milk coming from her breast. Jerusalem’s “milk” will satisfy you! You will drink it and enjoy her glory. 
This is what the LORD says: “Look, I will give Jerusalem peace that will flow in like a river. Wealth from all the nations will come flowing into her like a flood. And like little babies, you will drink that ‘milk.’ I will hold you in my arms, and bounce you on my knees. 
I will comfort you like a mother comforting her child. You will be comforted in Jerusalem.” 
When you see these things, you will be happy. You will be free and grow like grass. The LORD’S servants will see his power, but his enemies will see his anger. 

Lord, I thank you, once again, that I do not have any concern about whether I am on “the winning team”. I thank you for your promises, and I thank you for all the blessings you have already given me in this life — especially my awesome Mate and children!! Please be near my eldest son today, give him some sweet blessing for his birthday, something that a mother could never give but that only a GOD can. Please bring him his own Mate in your perfect timing, Lord. And until that day, please prepare him, grow him, train him, and prune away the distractions out of his life as well. Mold him more into your image than his own, and win his heart and his trust for you, faithful Shepherd. Amen.


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