"We are apt to think that everything that happens is to turn into useful teaching, it is to be turned into something better, to character. The mount is not meant to teach us anything, it is meant to make us something." Oswald Chambers
Because life happens in the valley. Not on the mountaintop experience.
I am in The Valley right now. It doesn’t mean I am in a trauma. Nor does it mean that I am in a bad way.
I am grieving. I promise to be authentic in this sacred place where we meet with God and each other.
Maybe God is building more into my character. More to handle the future. Perhaps to stretch me to embrace the hard work of honing craft, or taking root in a place once more.
I don’t know what He has in store. I want to be honorable in my life choices. I want to pass an inheritance to our children and our children’s children. An Inheritence deeply rooted in trusting and obeying God.
I love God. I’m from a long line of God listeners, God followers, God lovers. I want that to continue. My husband too is from a long line of God listeners, followers, lovers. We desire to walk into our later years as filled with trusting and obeying as Joshua.
I want to be like Enoch who walked with God.
I want to remember that as His child God is always for me.
When life boils up and crashes into death, I want to know He holds not only tomorrow but eternity. He goes before me and has laid the ground out for my betterment.
I want these truths to be so entwined within me that authenticity of my love for Him is without question. My physical, mental, and spiritual all I offer to produce a sweet aroma to Him.
I want Him to allow me the opportunity to show my everyday world, right here in The Valley of grief, His blessing and abundance of peace and safety.
And God says, take courage. He will not leave.
Thank you for your patience in understanding my working through my mother’s death.
I see Him in every turn. He replaces what has been stolen with treasure unimaginable.
Thankful for my husband, my life, my family, and mostly my Good Good Father.
Because He is the I AM, I am,
Robyn Rochelle Cox
thank you for joining us here today.
Robyn and Biff Cox
Robyn Rochelle Cox
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