We do not always grow chronologically...
“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.” ― Anaïs Nin
Layering. I want to sit here and see what comes through praying on the words The Layering.
When I paint I work in layers of color. Sometimes I work dark to light and sometimes light to dark. OR I could work values to values, or contrast and compliments.
Stop this morning and think how God works in our lives in Layers. From the second of our conception the journey here in this life begins. God is layering in our grandchildren's life right now. Little Tootie has toes, fingers, and a body that is growing and changing more every day. At the same time God is layering in her big Sister Lady L and in her parents, Stacey and Larry's life with all the changes in their family. We just had a new grandson arrive and God gives us all nine months to prepare for this event.
Usually we do not have that much time to adjust to change, but with a family addition, I guess He felt time was needed. He has allowed us to build in layers of life in preparation. Cappy's foundation will be rooted in the beliefs Morgan and Kelly instill in him from this time forward, which even began before he was born. I pray all of our family will be surrounded by the strong beliefs in this family to uphold, uplift and embrace this new child with the love of God, his son Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
It is never too late to begin layering in your life or the lives of your children. The things you do today matter. The things you do not do today matter as well. Make it all count. There are unlimited possibilities with God.
"Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future."--Proverbs 19:20