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DAY 11 : ADVENTURE

“And what more shall I say?  For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets – who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.  Women received back their dead by resurrection.  Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life.  Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment.  They were stoned, they were sawn in tow, they were killed with the sword.  They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated – of whom the world was not worthy – wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.  And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.”

- Hebrews 11:32-40 {ESV}

Last night my son and I started reading The Hobbit, the main character, Bilbo Baggins, has a reputation for being unadventurous.  My son, on the other hand, definitely longs for adventure.  I can tell by his choice of books, games, and his hopeful career as a Navy seal.  My son wants to be a warrior – he wants to rescue and save people.

These verses remind me that our greatest adventure is living a life of faith!  Faith that emboldens us to stand for truth, to “pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness” and “fight the good fight of faith” (1 Timothy 6:11-12).  I want my children to be passionate for the Lord. I pray they will be excited about the great adventure God gives us when we live for Him.

Father, please give my children an anticipation of the great adventure that a life of faith provides and an excitement about their life with You – both here and in heaven.  I pray that they will willingly and bravely don Your armor (Ephesians 6:10-20) and seek to serve and love You well in whatever adventures You have planned for them!

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Grace Based Parenting

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Sue Birdseye

Sue Birdseye is the proud mama of 5 children – college to kindergarten! She is walking the unexpected road of single mom with a lot of love, a touch of humor and a serious lack of sleep. She hopes to encourage other moms by sharing her story and her faith. Sue is a regular contributor to Mom Life Today, Fredericksburg Parent and her own personal website SueBirdseye.com. She has also written for Flourish Magazine and Thriving Family Magazine. Her first book, When Happily Ever After Shatters, will be out in March 2013.

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