In My Daughters’ Eyes

“In my daughter’s eyes
I am a hero
I am strong and wise
And I know no fear
But the truth is plain to see
She was sent to rescue me
I see who I want to be
In my daughter’s eyes”

Songwriters: James T. Slater

Watch the amazing Martina sing it here.
Here are my daughters that make me weep through that song:
My job is to launch these beauties into the world. Every single day I get to pray over, speak into, cuddle and equip my ladies for their future. What an incredible privilege. Do you know how many days that I focus on how blessed I am to be their mom? Very few. More often then not, I spend my days complaining about how they constantly fight, running them all over the place, and worrying about all kinds of things.

 

What an unfortunate waste of time. I want to spend this Mother’s Day (and every day) thanking God for these two beautiful girls and what He is going to do through them to benefit this world.

Mother’s Day is a celebration for women. So today, I am going to celebrate all of us. Whether you are a single mom, an empty-nester, a woman who wants to be a mom, desperate to get married and begin your family, you’ve recently lost a child or a parent, or a woman whose child is far from God. I honor you today.

I know this week is about celebrating motherhood but I felt like Father God wanted to love on us. I wish we better understood His heart towards us. Hopefully these scriptures will shed some light on what He thinks of you…

“Look with wonder at the depth of the Father’s marvelous love that he has lavished on us! He has called us and made us his very own beloved children,” (1 John 3:1 TPT).

The Lord your God is in your midst,
    a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
    he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing,” (Zeph 3:17 ESV).

He threw his arms around him, lavished attention on him,
        guarding him as the apple of his eye,” (Deut. 32:10 MSG).

When was the last time that someone threw their arms around you, lavished attention on you, and guarded you as the apple of their eye?! Imagine me doing that through the screen but even more importantly, imagine God giving you a big ‘ole hug. I think so many of us picture God as a big, scary, arms-crossed, ready to strike us, guy. Don’t these scriptures say differently? You are loved. He is proud of you and He looks for ways to pursue you.

Look back over your life so far… you have overcome obstacles and grown into such a strong woman (or man, I think my hubby is the only boy that reads this… love ya babe!). Thank you for the stuff that you do that no one notices. Thanks for going out of your way to show up for people.

There is a divine nature inside of us. We were made in the image of God. That is no small thing. Many of us have gotten so accustomed to hearing it that it’s lost its power and influence in our lives. YOU are a miracle. You were fearfully and wonderfully made. You and I were designed for greatness. Let’s walk in authority and victory. Let’s see ourselves as His beloved.

Even though some of us are parents and some are not, we are all daughters (or sons – hello again hubby!). We have one perfect Dad and I want us to imagine that He is singing this over us today…

“In my daughter’s eyes
I can see the future
A reflection of who I am and what will be
And though she’ll grow and someday leave
Maybe raise a family
When I’m gone I hope you’ll see (except He never leaves us)
How happy she made me
For I’ll be there
In my daughter’s eyes”

You are incredible and beautiful and He is doting over you today.

If you are blessed to be a mommy, lets cherish that responsibility. There are women watching us, longing for what we have. Let’s not complain about the miracle that we get to be a part of in being a parent (even though it is crazy hard and frustrating at times). To those of you who haven’t been able to have babies yet, I am praying over you and asking God for miracle babies.

Happy Mother’s Day.

Love,

Tif

 

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