Liberty Reign

Liberty Reign

The long awaited DAY OF DELIVERY (October 26, 2010).  I can now officially say that I am a Father, a Dad, Poppa…Daddy! I have been looking forward to this day for a long time and I can say the same for my wife.  This pregnancy has been a wonderful experience and saying the typical, “it’s life changing”, does not get close to describing the monumental moment.  The months leading up to this have been fun, challenging, exciting, and sobering. I would relate these last 9 months of pregnancy to the coming of the Kingdom, “the now but not yet.” Liberty was in our presence the whole time and yet we knew that it was not the “full” experience that we were promised.  We watched her kick and move all around and yet we still could not fully see her and hold her.  God has promised us the Kingdom in the now and many times we can see it moving and kicking, but we also know that it is not yet fully manifested.  I cannot wait until the fullness of His kingdom is ushered from heaven to earth, what a glorious day!

I learned some things during the labor part of the pregnancy.  Matthew 24:13 says, “The one who endures to the end, will be saved.” This is such good news! When the birthing pangs came at times I felt like it was impossible, like they would never stop! Also, it is not easy to watch someone that you love go through suffering.  Now I can say I have a very small glimpse (like really small) of what the Father felt when His Son was crucified, or even when I am faced with trials or troubles.  But during the labor and contractions I was reminded of the Misty Edwards song that refers to Matthew 24:13, “If you don’t quit, you win”, “It’s going to get better, it’s going to be worth it!” Then I saw and felt the pattern of resting and “fighting” during the whole labor.  These small pockets of rest were very important for my wife and I found that it was even more important for me to pray and fight on her behalf while she was resting.  I heard the Lord say that it is important to allow Him to fight for us when He has called us into His rest.  There will be times when it feels like we are fighting and He does not seem to be present even though He is there.  Those are the times when our faith is being tested by trials and tribulations.  But it is important to perceive when He has called us into “rest”, so that we can allow Him to do the fighting for us and not take things on our own.  I hope that makes sense, just know that He is our rest and our strength.

You can read about it and talk about it, but there is nothing like encountering it for yourself! I thank God for His supernatural presence through the whole process.  Now that Liberty is here, I know no other way of living…IT IS THE SAME WITH MY SAVIOR IN MY LIFE!

Yours Truly,

One Proud Dad

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10 thoughts on “Liberty Reign

  • Hey, brand new daddio & mommio! Well done and we proud grand mamas and papas 🙂

    Here’s a thought I can share now that all is safe and sound. While the long labor carried on I sensed the Lord say, “If you are going to name your daughter Liberty Reign in advance, she will not come without a battle.” To Jesus be the battle and the beauty and the victory and the dear Liberty He has brought into you lives! We love you – Dad

  • Hey Grand daddio, thanks for sharing! It was well worth it all. The verse I got for Aimee is, “Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world.” John 16:21. Thanks everyone one else for reading and commenting!

  • Hi Patrick,

    I enjoyed all of your posts. The one about Liberty
    Reign made me think back to when each of our children were born, how
    helpless I felt at times when Mona was in the midst of hard labor and how I cried out to God for His help and for His peace for Mona and our child who was about to come into our presence. He answered the prayers and we were blessed with each child, safe and healthy, and to see Mona, a beautiful Mom with peace all over her…it was amazing. I like your written perspective and all that you said about this last year as well. I’m very excited for 2011, for your new journey and call. God will sustain you and bless you, Aimee, and Liberty. Keep on writing.. it’s great stuff.

  • Thanks for reading Tom! I’m glad Liberty has such wonderful grandparents like you and Mona. Also, thank you for supporting us in this new journey of ours!

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