Don’t you just love a good story? One of my favorite parts of being involved in Legacy Moms is getting to hear what God is doing in the lives moms just like you. Many of you have e-mailed me your “stories” and they are amazing! Maybe it was an epiphany that you had during one of our Legacy Moms meetings. Maybe it was something that God spoke to your heart during our journaling time that changed the way you saw your situation or the way you were parenting. Maybe it was just a fun idea that you heard during your table discussion and it helped you connect with your kids in a new way.
Have you ever read the “testimonials” page on our website? They are full of stories about how God has used Legacy Moms to change the lives of women. He deserves ALL the glory! God is working in each of our lives. The question is, do we keep the story to ourselves, or do we share it and give God the glory for what He has done?
At our last meeting, Michele Richardson, co-founder of Legacy Moms, shared with us how using a prayer journal has changed her life by helping her remember how God has taken care of her every need over the years. She shared the story from Joshua where the Israelites took 12 stones from the Jordan river to create a memorial of what God had done for them. In Joshua 4:21-24 it says, ” In the future, your children will ask, ‘What do these stones mean?’ 22 Then you can tell them, ‘This is where the Israelites crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ 23 For the LORD your God dried up the river right before your eyes, and he kept it dry until you were all across, just as he did at the Red Sea when he dried it up until we had all crossed over. 24 He did this so that all the nations of the earth might know the power of the LORD, and that you might fear the LORD your God forever.”
This is exactly why we started having a journaling time at our meetings: so that you can record specifically what the Lord is doing in your life and so you will have that in writing to pass on as a legacy to your children. However, there’s more to it than just that. Do you realize that those lessons you have learned and the things that have touched your life can encourage those around you right now! We as women need to be transparent in order to reach out to those around us and be used by God to encourage others. You have to be an “open book” literally. As Legacy Moms, we should share our triumphs, our fears, our lessons learned and a few laughs with other moms. That is why we are having a very special celebration at our November 26th meeting and I hope that you’ll make every effort to be there. We are calling this “Open Book Night.” This is a chance for you to reflect back on what the Lord has taught you and share it with us.
Look back at your notes and at your journaling over the past year and consider the following questions: What has God revealed to you through Legacy Moms? Is there a specific lesson, story, or verse that particularly touched you or changed you somehow? How have you grown as a wife, a mother, or as woman in general? What have you learned that you wish every mom knew? How has your family life changed since getting involved in Legacy Moms? If you have something to share, please don’t keep it to yourself! Join us at “Open Book Night” for food and fellowship and a time to express our gratitude to God for all He has done. There won’t be any pressure to talk or share if you don’t want to, so please join us even if you have nothing to say. Only those that want to share something will. Some of you might just want to come and listen and consider it a chance to catch up on what you might have missed! We will have special surprises for everyone, extra door-prizes, and lots of fun.
If you’ve never come to Legacy Moms, what a great time to join us and see what the Lord has done! Remember, this is not about praising Legacy Moms, your table leader, or anyone else but God. So let’s open up our journals, our lives and our mouths and praise Him for what He has done for us! See you there!