We had a great time at the Great Country Farm on Saturday. The plan was to get out there around 9am, but we decided to drop the girls off at the gym childcare so that Mike and I can spend some time in the Word of God. We both know this is what we need the most, but it's often the first to elude our day as the hecticness sets in. We were already way behind schedule, but we decided to stop by the gym anyway. We were so glad we did this, especially as we both had really rich time in the Word. I was soaking in the Truth of Ephesians 1. It's an incredible reminder of what we have in Christ and God had in mind to do this for us even before He created the world. He was thinking about how He would lavish us with his love and grace so that we can stand holy in His sight and learn to be more like Him... even as He already saw all the ways humanity will fail and hurt him. He knew that His plan will override all wrongs and failures. Too often, I get stuck on my own successes and failures especially as a mom. I am learning to lean more on this unfailing reality we have in Christ and it is so liberating and this truth that I have in Christ is what gives me the power to be more like Him even in my parenting. I have such ways to go, but there is so much hope and a testimony of how He IS changing me inside out.
In love, He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will... Ephesians 1:5
I love being outdoors with the girls. I love seeing them running around and enjoying nature. The girls had a great time. Karis has been asking to go to the Pumpkin patch for awhile now, so she got her wish granted. We were pooped when we got in the car, but I wasn't too tired to convince the family to make a pit stop by the local vineyard to sip a glass of red wine and to enjoy a spectacular view from the hilltop.
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