I know …. I know ….I don’t have kids …. but if I did have a daughter …. I would want a direct phone line into my amazing friend and author Lynn Cowell. I love her heart for her daughters, for other mommas and for their daughters! Through her words she connects their hearts together in amazing and fun ways.
Lynn is the author of His Revolutionary Love and has just released a devotion book for girls, Devotions for a Revolutionary Year, 365 Days of Jesus’ Radical Love For You. I love her books and the messages of her books so much that I gave my highlighted copy away to a dear friend so that she could walk her daughter through His Revolutionary Love.
Welcome Lynn and please leave her a comment here and feel free to ask questions! She’ll be checking in and answering during the day. And make a comment to win one of two Revolutionary Bundle giveaways! We will be giving away two bundles – each containing one copy of His Revolutionary Love and one copy of Devotions for a Revolutionary Year! Winners will be announced on Friday!!
Will You Be The One?
My heart breaks as I watch my girl struggle. Navigating the waters of school, I watch as the storms of rejection slam against the boat of her heart.
Often, I feel like I’m in the storm with her. Why do I feel vulnerable when as I see the tears in her eyes?
I guess it is because the memories of my own turbulence as a teen are not too far gone. The painful world of growing up comes to the surface; the confusion, the brush-off of the boy, and the constant over analyzing of me.
Watching her struggle also brings up another emotion: thankfulness. Thanksgiving to God for sending some amazing friends into my life when I was a young woman. I don’t forget the friends who helped me discover that no man, be it a dad, boyfriend or even a husband one day, could fill the love gap that is in my heart. Only Jesus could fill what He created.
I am also thankful that God has placed me here, in my girls’ lives, to share with them this same truth. You see, when Jesus showed me that He was the only one who could fill the emptiness of my heart, He didn’t just give that truth to me for me! Jesus gave me this truth so that I can pass His radical love onto my kids and the young women I invest in each week.
What is one truth that God has revealed to you that you can pass on to your children, your children’s children or the young people in your world? God has given revelations to you; treasures from His word, glimpses into His heart. He has entrusted those to you not just for your benefit, but also for the benefit of those within your family and in your sphere of influence.
Has the Lord given you a clear understanding of forgiveness? Help your child to grasp this by helping them work through forgiveness. Has the Lord helped you to experience His healing? Come alongside those in your life, taking their hand as they walk through healing. Do you cling to hope because the Lord has given you hope? Help another to find hope in the middle of their circumstances.
Deuteronomy 4:9 tells us, “Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.” You have opportunity and influence in the lives of your children and those in life that no pastor, coach or teacher has.
Let’s not take for granted all that the Lord has done in our lives. Instead, let’s be intentional about passing on to those who come behind us all the good things that the Lord has done so that they too can trust Him for the things that are to come in their lives.
Do you need a tool to help you do that? Join almost 8,000 women who have signed up to receive my free My 7 Day Faith Builder (http://www.lynncowell.com/7-day-faith-builder/)! Just go to www.LynnCowell.com and sign up to receive 7 devotions from my new book, “Devotions for a Revolutionary Year” http://www.proverbs31.org/store/category/products-by-authors/lynn-cowell/.
“Devotions for a Revolutionary Year” provides the support your girl needs to figure out how God’s truth fills her love gap every single day.
Inside she’ll find help in:
- Beginning each day with truth from Jesus
- Developing the habit of spending daily time with Jesus
- Applying God’s wisdom to the choices she makes each day
- Finding positive self-worth in Jesus’ perfect love
- Making decisions that honor God & not follow her feelings
- Empowering her heart to choose relationships that are beneficial; not painful