If you are joining me here today from Proverbs 31 Ministries Encouragement for Today, welcome!
Could you relate when I said, “As a mom, it’s easy for me to slip into similar thoughts too. To look around, observe the not-so-positive changes in our culture and wish for the seemingly tranquil world of generations past”?
Maybe you too feel like we’re in a loosing battle.
As I have prayed for my daughters and the girls in my small group, Jesus has encouraged me to think: one girl at a time. His love I share may not be causing the culture to make a 180 degree turn, but it changing the life of one girl at a time. My daughters. My daughter’s friends. The girls who gather on Wednesday nights to study God’s word together in my kitchen.
I am so encouraged by today’s story of Esther, a girl who was boldly beautiful. Esther probably wasn’t loud and obnoxious, at least I wouldn’t expect a queen to be. Nor would I guess her to have been timid and shy. Instead, based on her actions, I’m guessing Esther was a girl who, because of the confidence she had built into her, had the boldness to stand up for God’s people when they needed her most.
This type of confidence doesn’t come when a girl is told over and over how beautiful she is or praised for her performance on the ball field. A confidence that overcomes fear and stands up in the face of total rejection is a boldness that is rooted not in what she does, but in whose she is. It is not an assurance built on beauty, brains or boys.
No, it has a foundation laid with the unconditional, perfect love of Jesus.
She builds her life on what she can never loose or have taken from her.
Do you know a girl who needs this foundation? Would you give her a gift this Christmas that will build God confidence in her heart?
“His Revolutionary Love” and “Devotions for a Revolutionary Year” are two “bricks” Jesus can use to build that foundation. This bundle would be the perfect gift to get her new year off to the right start! (If you think she would like to have them personalized, just let Teri at Proverbs 31 Ministries know and I’ll be happy to do sign them when I am in the office on Monday!)
Today, I am going to give away a set of these confidence building bricks! To enter the drawing, simply share in the comments below a girl you know who would benefit from these books this Christmas. You don’t have to say her name, maybe just a description or two. I will pray for each and every girl mentioned today and announce the winner on my post on Monday!