Since this is the triplets first year in high school and their first non home school year, they have not been given awards like this before.
Each one is very different from the others in most things. Two of the things they do share is their faith and their quick wit. Those are the things I celebrate and for which I would like to issue them awards.
As I wrote on the layout itself, we are so proud of all three of them. They are triplets, but each one is different. They all have different areas of study. Ashley is in Visual Arts, Mason in Music and Aussie in Literary Arts. Like all of us each one has his/her own strengths. On this Awards Day, all three received recognition in different subjects.
This reminds me of what Rick Warren said in his Daily Hope on Tuesday, this week.
He started with this verse from the Old Testament:
“Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you” (Jeremiah 1:5a The Message).
If you want to live a life of purpose and meaning, maximize the strengths God has given you. Find ways to do more of what you do well and less of what you don’t.
One reason for this is because God created you to be unique, and he wired you for a unique purpose. The Bible says, “Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you”(Jeremiah 1:5a The Message).
No matter what, you can rest in the truth that God has holy plans for you. He shaped you in advance for those plans. God’s plans for your life didn’t start the moment you were born. Those plans started before your birth, when the Bible says he shaped you in your mother’s womb.
But here’s the best part. The way God shaped you reveals how he wants to use you. In other words, if you want to know what you’re supposed to do with your life, you’ve got to look intently and deeply at how God wired you.
Your SHAPE — the spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality, and experiences God gave you — reveals your purpose. Set aside some time to discover your purpose, based on how God shaped you.