๐“—๐“ฎ ๐“ฒ๐“ผ ๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ป ๐“Ÿ๐“ป๐“ธ๐“ถ๐“ฒ๐“ผ๐“ฎ ๐“š๐“ฎ๐“ฎ๐“น๐“ฎ๐“ป

๐“ข๐“ฒ๐”๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ฎ๐“ท ๐”‚๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ผ ๐“ช๐“ฐ๐“ธ, I was finishing month 5 of bed rest with our second son.

I was a horrible pregnant person.

While all of my friends walked around wearing cute (canโ€™t believe I thought that!) maternity clothes, meeting for lunch and decorating nurseries, I had to lay on my left side to keep my baby in. It seemed unfair at that time in my weary brain as our toddler ran circles around the couch and my sweet mom did her best to help me stay relaxed.

It wasnโ€™t relaxing.

With every pre-term contraction, I was fearful of losing our baby, and I was fearful of losing my mind.

One day, my husband came in from a jog (I thought he was so lucky to get to do that!), and he shared that God had given him a promise through the strangest smell of pumpkins in the air.

We wouldnโ€™t see the birth of Jake until pumpkins were in the store.

Now, this was strange because it was July, so I assumed he was dehydrated and hallucinating. But he knew this was a promise from God and that we could rest in it.

And so I did my best to do that.

July turned into August which turned into September which became October (I guess you know that!) and the pumpkins were delivered to the stores.

Not long thereafter, I finished bed rest and visited those pumpkin-filled stores for the first time in months. And our pumpkin was delivered not long thereafter on October 5th - safe and sound.

God was faithful in His promise to us.

Sister, donโ€™t take the smallest promptings and promises from God lightly. They are gifts. And they are the building blocks of our faith.

Do you know what I think every time the first pumpkins arrive in the stores? God keeps His promises and He loves me (and our sweet boy) so much.

What has God given you lately as a personal touch of His care for you? Your gift and promise of whatโ€™s to come? Donโ€™t discount it! Savor it and hold it closely.

You never know how it may change your relationship with the Giver of all as you reflect on His creativity and kindness for the the rest of your days.

Buy that pumpkin, my friend, and celebrate His abundance!

Our Father, thank you for keeping your promises! May we hold onto you with faith for all of our days. Amen.

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TIMELESS TRUTH:

โ€œHave you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.โ€

Isaiah 40:28-31


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