Tuesday, June 5, 2012

our girl

{All Photos taken by Lucy O!}

"The Lord your God is with you,
He is mighty to save,
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love,
and He will rejoice over you with singing."
-Zephaniah 3:17

This is the verse the Lord gave me for our girl while I was pregnant. It is truly what I desire for Caroline to know about Him as she grows. It is printed above her changing table, and it is one of the verses I tell her everyday. This verse paints a simply beautiful picture of what God desires to be in all His children's lives... If we will allow Him to... walk with us through each day...save us through His Son... delight in us as his wonderfully made creation... quiet the storms in our lives with the peace that is found in His true and deep Love... and show us what true joy is found in Him when we choose relationship with Him. 
Caroline - I prayed this verse quite a bit before I really knew you... when you were just a baby in my belly... but now, now that I really know the sweet little girl that you are, and now that I can look into your eyes, and kiss your cheeks, I am daily praying that you grow to understand the heights and depths of this verse and that you wrap your life around its truths. 
Over the past month, the Lord has shown me another couple verses that I have also begun praying over your life as you grow...

"And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ - to the glory and praise of God"
-Phillipians 1:9-11
Caroline - Mommy and Daddy pray that you grow strong in wisdom and discernment. We desire for you to be pure in heart and blameless in the Lords eyes through the Grace that you accept in Jesus Christ. We know you will make mistakes, and you will even be our little sinner, because thats what we all are. Our prayer is not for you to do everything perfect... no, our prayer is that you Love Jesus and are found to be righteous through His blood. 
Jesus has a plan for you sweet girl and it will be for your life to reflect His Glory. 
Go get 'em girlfriend... and we will be here to guide you. 
We will pray fervently for you... 
and we are committed to loving you. 
You are our girl.
You are our blessing from the Lord.

{All of these are pictures from our newborn / one month photo shoot taken by our friend Lucy from Lucy O Photograhy! She is so very talented and such a sweet girl. And she just had her own ADORABLE Daughter Edith! Check out her blog and her work... Thank you Lucy for capturing our girl so well! We are in love with all of these pictures}

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pictures and beautiful words for your sweet girl! Praying God's blessings on all of you! Love, Karen