Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Ashton...God's Mighty Warrior

And now for a serious post, which is very UnHeather like...

I was handed a card tonight by a man in our church, a very Godly man whom I have such respect and admiration for. He's a man that, I knew the first moment I met him, had a very close relationship with the Lord. The card read, "Ashton-God's Mighty Warrior-Philippians 1:6." He said been praying for each person by name that would be attending youth camp (and my family's name was on that list) and last week while cutting the grass, God gave him a word about Ashton. So he wrote it down, thus the card he gave us tonight. Mind you, he doesn't know Ashton. He doesn't know the whole story about her CMV virus, how God's hand has miraculously been on her since conception, none of that. It gave me chills because I knew immediately it was confirmation of what I have felt all along, that she was sent here by God on a very special mission and she's going to do great things for His kingdom one day. Oh, the verse in case you're wondering says, "He who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus." I was so blown away. It was like God may have just as well sent it to me in an email or a phone message. It was so clearly from Him because this guy didn't have any reason to think this about Ashton since he doesn't even know her "story". I have said this over and over and over again. There's always been something different about Ashton to all of us who have spent much time with her. Something exceptionally sweet, supernaturally given, and even at her young age, people are so drawn to her, even total strangers. She has a magnetic personality and appearance and people just can't get enough of her. God's going to use that quality for His glory, I just know. I can't wait to see what it is. Parents, our children don't belong to us. They are the Lord's children and He just loans them to us to raise. One day I will have to release Ashton back into His hands so that He can "complete His purpose in her" as the verse states. Ashton...small but mighty!!!

1 comment:

mom2iande said...

She is small, but mighty. That is true and that verse is true about her!!! I was thinking that as I read your post. She has a special God-given personality and purpose!