Day 56: Prune Away! Guest Blogger by Meg V

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Hi Friends,
My name is Megan, I am the photographer/ website designer here at Truth Ink. I love all things creative, pinterest is a true problem for me, I am wife to a Godly man named Mitch, we have a 11 month old named Mckinley, I have a dog named Marley, and I was asked to share some of what the Lord is doing in my life. I am not the kind of person who can be half way vulernable, I’m an ALL OR NOTHING kind of gal so here goes!

I want you to know a couple things first, I am sitting here drinking my coffee, wishing that I could be sitting across from you sharing this in person. I am a girl’s girl, I love friendships, I love living life with my sister’s in christ. Even if we can’t be together now is your time to go grab your coffee and sit back down to read the rest.

Ok, got it? :) Ok!

What has the Lord been teaching me lately? Oh gosh, that is a loaded question at best. This year has probably been one of the hardest year’s yet. I had my daughter Feb 27, 2017 and girl, I thought walking into this season of “mommy-hood” that I was going to be golden. I was an amazing babysitter, really good with kids (not to toot my own horn), we had tried to have Mckinley for over a year so I was READY to be a mom or so I thought!

I am a planner-type personality, I like to think way ahead about life and I like to picture the route I think would fit our family best. God is constantly teaching me that I am not in control but he is. That lesson has been etched into my life this year, M (Mckinley) has been a tough little baby. She struggled with some reflux early on, she never took a bottle, she never naps (in all honesty she is napping now which is such a gift)… but you get the picture, she wasn’t exactly the kind of baby I pictured. I can’t believe I am about to write this but she is about to turn ONE. I have to say looking back at this year, I wouldn’t have changed it for the world.

The nights/days of her crying and me crying (to my mom, to my hubs, to my GOD) I wouldn’t change it! I will tell you why… he was pruning me. John 15:2 says "He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful."
I had/ (still have) so much flesh battling the kind of mom I desire to be. The Lord used moments where it was too much for me to show me that he his plan sustains life. His desires are far better then mine.

Sister, I am not sure what is going on in your world. You might be struggling with depression, fear, anxiety or loneliness. I am here to give you a virtual hug and tell you the Lord is pruning you. He loves you. So what do we do with this messy life? We thank him, 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."

I can say confidently that I want to be the kind of wife, mom, friend that the Lord desires for me so I say “Prune away God, Im ready!"


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