Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Happy 18th Birthday, Tera!

Before you were born, we knew that your name would have profound significance to us and to you.  You were and are still an unexpected blessing from heaven.  

Tera-- earth; field  

Tera, I have never met a more grounded young lady in my life.  Your roots grow deep in Christ.  Let your life continue to be built upon that foundation.  Then, your faith will grow strong in this truth that you have been taught and you will overflow with thankfulness.  

"And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. 

Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.  So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority."  

Colossians 2:6-10


God used you to bring beauty from ashes and joy from sorrow in our lives.  When you were born at 12:45 AM on October 2nd, you brought healing from the Lord with you.  As you begin your adult life, seek out the hurting and the brokenhearted.  Lead them to Jesus, the Ultimate Healer. 

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars; He calls them each by name.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit."

Psalm 147:2-5

You know that you are named after your Uncle Terry and his name is significant to your life as well.   


Continue in the good things that God has called you to do.  Do not grow weary and as you remain faithful you will reap an abundant harvest.  A harvest of lives that have been changed because of your faithfulness to God.  

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Galatians 6:9

Lee--the sheltered side of something; the side away from the wind; refuge or shield

As God equips and prepares you for a life of service to Him, be the safe place, the shelter for those that God places in your life.  Give them a person they can turn to in their time of need.  That will feel overwhelming at times, but remember who is YOUR rock, and fortress and deliverer.  
HE is your refuge and shield and the horn of your salvation!  

The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer.
My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation.
My stronghold, my refuge, and my Savior, You save me from violence.
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.
Psalm 27: 2-4

Never forget WHO you are 
and WHOSE you are!  

Happy Birthday, our sweet girl!

We love you more than you will ever know!  


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