Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pay It Forward

Each Sunday I gather a group of girls in a circle
sharing Jesus and loving on them. 
I listen to their hopes and dreams shared bravely
and their prayers lifted with open hands and hearts.

These are my moments to pay it forward.

I look into these beautiful faces bursting with anticipation 
for all God has in store for them 
and pour words of love and encouragement into their hearts.

I tell them...

The most important thing you can 
and will ever do is love God with all you are.

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart,
all your soul, and all your strength.
Deuteronomy 6:5

You are precious, honored, and loved by Him far beyond measure.

Others were given in exchange for you.
I traded their lives for yours
because you are precious to me.
You are honored, and I love you.
Isaiah 43:4

You may get frightened or discouraged along the way, but you need to 
remember that He will be with you to give strength and courage.

This is my command—be strong and courageous! 
Do not be afraid or discouraged. 
 For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9

There may be steps along the path that you don't understand,
but trust Him with each one and to look to Him to lead the way. 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6

You should lift everything up to Him in prayer, find joy in every moment 
of the journey with Him, and give thanks over and over again for it all.

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. 
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will 
for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

He prepares the way and has His hand on you.

You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Psalm 139:5

It is important to remember that everything is from Him, through Him, and for Him. 
It is all for His glory. Everything should point to Him.

For from him and through him and for him are all things. 
To him be the glory forever! Amen.
Romans 11:36

These are just a few of the truths that I get to speak into their lives. 
Then I am blessed to watch God work in them and through them.

We will not hide these truths from our children;
we will tell the next generation
about the glorious deeds of the Lord,
about his power and his mighty wonders.
Psalm 78:4

Isn't that really what it's all about anyway?
This legacy of truth we so long to pass on to our children.
We pay forward these words that give life 
to our dreams that God has placed in our hearts. 
All for His glory.

Empowering and encouraging to dream God-sized dreams.
I not only am blessed to do this for my sons in the every day,
but also for these precious girls that God has placed in my life.

That's part of my God-sized dream for sure.

How are you paying it forward?

God-Sized Dreams

My friend Holley Gerth invited me to join a group of dreamers that she affectionately calls her God Sized Dream Team. What a blessing to be part of this group. 
We will be gathering each week on Tuesdays at Holley's to encourage each other to dream those God sized dreams.

Won't you join us?
What is your God-sized dream?

Holley had written a love letter to dreamers. Her book You're Made for a God-Sized Dream is full of words of encouragement and will speak to your heart.



  1. You sound like a fantastic mama encourager :)
    -from upward not inward

  2. I am so thankful for women like you that spend time pouring into the lives of young girls. My daughter benefited so much from hearing from and being mentored by other Godly women.

  3. You are such a blessing to the young girls. The teen years are so volatile when there aren't believers praying and standing in the gap for them. That's so awesome!

  4. Wendy, I wish I lived near you, because I would LOVE to have my girls in your group. You are amazing, and they are so blessed to have you!


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