I am very excited to share what my dear friend Jill messaged me today! Jill is a Titus 2 Woman that I have been blessed to know personally in real life and I am thrilled that she is sharing with you here. She has captured what the true vision behind this website, this book, this movement is all about. It’s about Jesus and learning to invite him in to every compartment of our lives. Pregnancy and the childbearing season is a “bootcamp,” of sorts, for the sanctifying realities that life and motherhood can be. It is a joyous time that truly goes by so fast and should be embraced, but it can also be a challenging time in our lives that can produce a good fruit deep within our souls that lasts for eternity! I am certain you will be encouraged! ~ Your Sister Angie
A letter from a Titus 2 Woman who has gone before~
Redeeming Childbirth what a great concept. What a beautiful book. As I read it, I was reminded of the six births of my own; each in a different state and a few in different countries. Each unique and beautiful in their own right.
Each one with a new challenge. Just like the children who emerged through those births.
At first when I read the book I was grieved a bit that my childbearing years have come and gone and I wondered, did I do it right?
Did I glorify God through all those births?
Did I do enough?
I began to ignore the sight a bit believing that I had nothing to add.
Believing once again that I was not spiritual enough.
I watched Angie’s video yesterday and I thought on it for hours. Cleaning the house this morning, I thought on it again.If you would like to submit your story for our blog, visit our Blog Vision page here!
What am I afraid of?
Oh, the fear of not sounding smart enough, not spiritual enough. Again the fear of not enough has plagued me.
So I write about redeeming, not only childbirth, but all of the life that awaits those precious children we have struggled into this world.
The concepts in redeeming childbirth are a great starting block for all of the births that await.
The birth of the teenager,
The birth of a new life defined by a commitment to Christ,
The birth of a new body ravaged by breast cancer,
The birth of a young adult son struggling to realize his potential in the Lord in this world and not giving into the schemes of the enemy,
The birth of one leaving the home to find their call,
The birth process as our walk with the Lord never ends, it never culminates in an arrival.
There are moments of rest, pleasant spaces filled with peace, and then it is time to birth again.
Redefine, recalculate, struggle through, cry out in groaning, and give it all to the Lord because it is the birth process. It is the personal, one on one with the Lord and only He, He who designed the whole process, can meet us where we need it most. And in those moments our birth plan comes into play.
We remember or praise Him with songs. We sing them out loud, bold or silently in our hearts. We give thanks for how Great our God is and how He has been there, birth after birth, staining right along with us, refining us to be all He has for us.
As the births get harder, we grow stronger as we return over and over again to the past alters we have built. We have practiced the birth plan so often that it has become part of us and our daily living. The births hurt no less, but they have become a joy.
I now live in the confidence of having learned to quickly access the Lord’s constant, sustaining, grace. He meets me there. I am never with out my birth coach.
Sisters, God wants to meet you there too. Every day, throughout all of your lifelong journey, the valley, the peaks, and even in the parts of life that seem mundane. My I encourage you to look for God. Seek His face. Invite Him into every area of your life. If you would like prayer or would like to submit your birth testimony to encourage sisters in the Lord please email [email protected] To God be the glory.
Along with my best friend and husband Kevin, we are still in the process of raising our six children, who are between 11 – 24 years of age. Military wife for 22yrs, cancer survivor, home school mom for 17yrs, blessed to still be somewhat sane, and thankful for each new day.