Twelve years of Rielyn’s life and Wellspring of Life! Two ‘lifes’, each one so valuable to the Lord, inscribed in love on the palms of His hands. We get to celebrate again!
“Wellspring” Twelfth Anniversary & Birthday edition!
Here’s the thing, RJ and Wellspring, about twelve. It’s about our foundations. Building them strong with faith in Jesus. Shoring them up with trust in Him each time a wave of fear splashes upon the Rock we are planted on. He is our sure foundation and immovable fortress. Specially in this last year of yet more trust when afraid, which places another building block in that foundation.
Rielyn, you’ve now reached your first round of twelve! How quickly the years have gone. You are a beautiful girl. Simultaneously, Jesus your Master Craftsman has been laying the foundation of you, marbled with eternal beauty. To know Jesus, Rielyn, is to know His peace that calms the inside you whenever you need His quieting presence. That is something you’ll never outgrow, no matter how many years, miles, or experiences Jesus shares with you. So, “even when I am afraid, I keep on trusting you” is a conversation you can always have with Him. He’ll never walk off and leave you.
Wellspring’s twelve years flow on out of Grandma’s five rounds of twelve years plus another five years of grace. I was 53 when you and Wellspring were born. The past twelve years have been like no others when it comes to life lived with our Abba, our Lord Jesus, and Holy Spirit. Fear cannot overcome our hearts trusting Him, RJ. The more we trust Him, the more life He gives ♥
Happy Birthday & Anniversary!
Happy 12th Birthday, dear Rielyn! Blessed 12th anniversary, Wellspring of Life! The light of life surrounds you as you step into the next year of growing in the natural and spiritual appointments of the One who birthed you both.
Place your trust in the Eternal; rely on Him completely; never depend upon your own ideas and inventions. Give Him the credit for everything you accomplish, and He will smooth out and straighten the road that lies ahead. Proverbs 3:5-6 (The Voice)
2022 is a year of transition: for Rielyn, for Wellspring of Life, and for any number of you on life’s journey. Some have arrived at fresh places. Others are progressing. And more are starting anew. Some are settled, some are not. But there is One who, if we will look for, find, and fasten our eyes on Him, leads the way with His steps for us to walk in.
While in our year of Sabbatical, during which I produced little writing, I spent a lot of time in the Lord’s presence. For every piece of anything I placed before Him, He saw me and raised me another spout in the artesian well. The more I engaged, the more I became aware of waters rising within, again. I can’t explain it; it is something you feel. As a result, there is more to release in the writing avenues the Lord has given me to steward out of His life in mine.
Twelve is Holy Spirit’s segue into some of the messages that I believe are spiritual sentinels for our day and times. The photo above is named The Twelve Apostles in the sea off Victoria, Australia. These rock formations are no less firm and steadfast in the dim and the dark than they are in the glorious light of day pictured. Just like our Rock. Though they are slowly eroding, He never will.
That is why the writing flows or slows as it does. My heart cry is that I never stoop to writing what I have not experienced or know to be true of the One that I love, be it in the dark or in the light. May it be far from me to write beautiful words from a shallow heart. I long for nothing less than His rivers of living water within. Which means, “whatever You need, want, and desire to work in me, Lord Jesus Christ, please do.” For out of that work, I write.
In You, with You, my heart takes courage. I ask that You continue to grow and strengthen both Rielyn and this wellspring, filling us with Your grace, for our gain and Your glory. Happy Birthday, dear Rielyn!
Blessed Wellspring Anniversary, Heart of my heart ~
~ Grandma Nanc & Gracefully Free
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