Thursday, May 2, 2013

An 11th Birthday and A Gift

Our sweet Gabrielle turns 11 today

A warm welcome to those visiting from my guest post at A Woman Inspired Ministry. I am honored to be invited to share there! Thank you Victoria and Amy and all the girls there! You are gracious and kind.

And as the Lord has orchestrated it, the devotion chosen for publication today is a testimony of God's faithfulness through the heart of a child ~ my Gabrielle ~ when she was only five years old. 

The devotion "A Heart More Beautiful" at A Woman Inspired Ministry was birthed from a painful experience. Yet God was gracious and merciful to bless me with His truth through the words of Gabrielle in 2007. I think back to that day, and I see God's faithfulness still. And I thank Him for Gabrielle, who still gently speaks up in truth, encouragement and in accountability. 

Just yesterday, I heard Gabrielle gently humming the tune to Steve Green's scripture song "Do Everything Without Complaining". I stopped and realized I had been grumbling because I was frustrated with a certain household chore. I looked at Gabrielle and said, "Are you humming that song for me?" She lovingly and respectfully replied, "Yep, I am, Mom. You were complaining. You asked me to keep you accountable, and I am." Well, yes she sure is! And I am thankful!

In honor of Gabrielle's birthday and my God-orchestrated post at A Woman Inspired today, I am giving a gift away to one reader who comments over at A Woman Inspired! Gabrielle loves God's Word and her morning devotion time. So...I am giving one Zondervan NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible!! 

I was honored to be on the editing team for this devotional Bible, under the leadership of Glynnis Whitwer. Included in this Bible are 366 daily devotions by my sweet friends and sisters in Christ at Proverbs 31 Ministries that encourage you to live wholeheartedly devoted to Christ.

Just leave a comment here: A Heart More Beautiful! 
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Happy 11th Birthday Gabrielle!
We love you so much!

"The King delights in your beauty;
honor Him, for He is your Lord."
Psalm 45:11

"There is only One who is good..."
Matthew 19:17