Jen Forsthoff is a mother of two, pastor’s wife, worship leader, and writer.
She serves faithfully in the local church and has committed herself to the call of God on her life.
Jen longs for others to embrace the calling to parent their child specifically gifted to them,
and fulfill that calling with faith and total reliance on God and His Word.
Jen is also an inspiring regular contributor (LifeWriter) here at LifeLetter Café
and is featured in the “7 Questions Sunday” interview “Chosen For Charlie”.
She is today’s featured contributor to “Find It Only Here On Friday”.
Her Café exclusive “The Chosen” can be found below,
BUT FIRST . . the Café thought you just might want to know
how an Encouragement Leader like Jen Forsthoff has been encouraged in her own faith.
In her own words …
It continues to amaze me how God uses our valleys and weaknesses
to enable us to connect powerfully with others. Though your story and my story may be different,
we both need the same thing… Jesus!
Find It Only Here On Friday
Having been selected as the best and most appropriate;
One who is the object of divine favor;
Having been selected by God, the elect;
This word has brought healing and purpose to my life as a mother. It has set mothers and fathers into their destiny as they choose to see the favor and sovereignty of God at work in their life.
As we celebrate the mothers in our lives and those of us on the journey of motherhood, I want to do just that- celebrate that we are chosen. Though our focus can easily become the sleepless nights, the never ending need for coffee and even more coffee, the wrinkles we noticed today that weren’t their yesterday, the job that never allows for a sick day- rather let us focus on the unwavering truth that we are chosen, chosen for something great.
Who is chosen? …
I am. You are. We are. We are chosen for our children. We have been selected and given divine favor to love and care for our children.
This speaks to all parents in a powerful way. And to those of us who are raising a child with special needs or unique challenges, it can lead us from a path of fear and despair to a path marked with hope.
Just as Esther saw her opportunity to save a people, change a course of a nation, and surrender to the sovereign hand of God in positioning her for a heroic moment, we too can be set apart for such a time as this for the great privilege to be the hero for our children.
Just as Moses received his calling to lead a chosen people, fight for a land of promise and blessing, and intercede on their behalf, we too can fight for our children’s promised land and the blessed destiny that lies ahead.
So this Mother’s Day be encouraged that you have been chosen to love and care for your child. And whether young or old, typical developing or special-needs, “Children are a gift from the LORD…” (Psalm 127:3 NLT). You are chosen and blessed!
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