Ever since my girl was little, I prayed for her to know who she is in Christ. I prayed words like this over her heart…
Heavenly Father, may Lauren always know how precious she is to You. May she have the assurance of Your great love…to know in the depths of her heart how extravagantly and unconditionally You love her. Give her Christ-centered confidence and Christ-centered worth. My she always know who she is and Whose she is. Daily grow her in wisdom and stature and favor with you and all those around her. Amen.Lynn Cowell
I wanted her to hear truth spoken over her. I wanted her to know she is dearly loved and valued. My friend, Lynn Cowell, has that same passion but not just for her girls…but for all girls.
Whether your daughter is a toddler or on her way to college or somewhere in between, it’s never too late to start planting God’s truth in her heart. And that’s where Lynn’s new book Magnetic: Becoming the Girl He Wants, comes into play. Her new book is a great place it start planting God’s truth into her heart.
Because there is so much I love about Lynn’s message, I invited her to share a short message from her heart. And I’ve got a few copies of Magnetic to give away too! So read through to the end to find out how to win a copy!
[Winner of Sarah's Book, Just Rise Up!, announced at the end of this post]
Here is a message from Lynn’s heart to yours…
Every morning, I walk my little girl to the front door as she heads out for school. No, she’s not really little. In fact, each day brings her one day closer toward her high school graduation. And although I’ll miss my girl so much, I sense God filling my heart with peace.
In fact, my heart is almost relaxed. Not because she’s my last child at home, and I can see the finish line! (Not at all! I adore my girl!) I don’t sigh relief because she is perfect; she’s not. I’m not at rest in my heart because she never struggles with self-doubt, girl drama or bad hair days.
I think I feel peaceful because she’s ready.
For many, many years we have poured truth into her heart. The truth that she is wanted and valued.
I trust Jesus, that already knowing He accepts her will empower her as she leaves the security of our home. When the desire for that boy’s acceptance, attention and approval wells up in her heart, I believe she will recognize it for what it is. A natural desire, given by God, but also a desire that must first be filled with the attention she receives from Him.
She knows He’s been watching her, loving on her since the day she was born, and He will continue to forever.
With this truth, rooted deep in the most vulnerable places of her heart, she can enjoy the attention of a boy without needing the attention of the boy. Keeping her focus on Jesus, reaching her fullest potential in His love, rather than fixating on finding that boy’s love, allows her to become the girl God created her to be.
I’ll keep encouraging my girls to invest their time, energy and emotions becoming this girl. Not the girl society demands they become, but the one Jesus created them to become. Allowing Him to form in them, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Then, if it is God’s will, they will become magnetic to a boy doing the same, one day.
Magnetic helps girls (and their moms who walk alongside) discover how they can become the best version of the beautiful girl God created them to be.
If you have a girl or love a girl you know, ENTER TO WIN a copy of Magnetic by sharing some wisdom you’d wish you’d had as a teenager OR your favorite biblical truth you pray over your girl. CLICK “Comments” under this post and ENTER to WIN!
Lynn Cowell is a Proverbs 31 speaker and the author of several books including Magnetic: Becoming the Girl He Wants. Her passion is to empower wise women to raise wiser daughters. Her husband and their three children live in North Carolina where they love to hike, raft and enjoy anything that includes chocolate and peanut butter!
***Winners of Sarah’s book, Just Rise Up!, listed below. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10/9 with your full name and mailing address so we can get you your book. ***
Sharon 10/2 at 3:54 a.m.
Yanna 10/2 6:02 a.m.
Stacey Chambers 10/2 11:19 a.m.
Susan Gruener 10/2 2:18 p.m.
Teresa 10/4 at 10:07 a.m.
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