“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” Revelation 4:11 (NIV)
These past few mornings have been difficult for me as I have tried very hard to make things as normal for Grace as possible. I knew the void we were all feeling was huge, but we wanted to push through.
Warren was the easy one to wake in the mornings and liked having enough time to get everything done without having to rush. I would usually be in the kitchen as he was eating breakfast and we would chat about the day. He was pleasant and mostly happy in the mornings. I guess I would say he was a morning person.
This morning as we were getting ready for school, I was in the kitchen cleaning up breakfast and Grace was finishing up her morning routine. We had been making a point to pray together before leaving the house, but this morning seemed rushed. Grace came in and said she had a verse for us and read Revelation 4:11 to me. I stopped what I was doing and acknowledged the words she had read. I told her it was the perfect verse for today… and everyday.
He is worthy!!! He is worthy to receive glory and honor and power. He is sovereign!
Grace then took her little card with the verse on it and taped it in her binder. I watched her as she did this and I was once again praising Jesus for reaching down and being real in her life. I want her to know and understand that God is our refuge and that through His Word He will give us strength and assurance that we are not alone!
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and are safe.
Run baby girl, Run!! Run into the only arms that can carry us to the other side. The arms that can comfort and bring us peace. The arms that can give us confidence that with Christ ALL things are possible. Is this easy? Not one bit…But in Psalm 9:10 He promises he will not forsake those who seek Him, those who trust in His name. Let’s keep seeking Him, with everything we’ve got and trusting Him..BIG! My sweet girl taped that verse in her binder..reminding me that I need to be hiding God’s Word in my heart.
Oh Jesus! You are my salvation, I will trust you and not be afraid. You are my strength and my song (Isaiah 12:2) I will praise you! Use me…
Oh Father, I am believing BIG that you WILL do way more than we could ever ask or imagine, according to your power that is at work within us. (Ephesians 3:20)
Move, Jesus Move..I am trusting that you are not finished with us yet.. Please let me be where you are. I am alive to glorify your name. Holy Spirit come move.
So proud of Grace. So proud of you. So much of the story is still being written. And you are right, he is not finished with you yet. He will hold you. And those arms that carry you are the wings we abide and find shelter in.
Thank you for sharing the verses that are guiding you. You are an inspiration for all of us, though we grieve for the void Warren has left. I pray for continued strength for you and your family.
Warren has changed our lives in such an amazing way, Julie. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of him and the impact he’s made on me and even more on Trace and Rylie. So many, including ourselves became closer to God on December 2. This was because of Warren! I told Trace and Rylie that “Warren has the power of Jesus running through his soul! What a powerful young man he was and continues to be!” You, Bill and Grace are by far the strongest people I have ever met. Your FAITH and TRUST in God’s plan for us is a guide for us all and my daily inspiration! Now and forever in our hearts, WB!
Love and hugs to you and all your family!
The LaRue Family