Labor: Physical or mental exertion, especially when difficult or exhausting; work.
Our focus is often on the end result of labor: a babe in arms, project completed, house built, well dug, Word translated. In between start and finish is just plain hard, whether we are talking about contractions or tasks or daily life on the field.
Out of the intensity of our labor, God is birthing new life both in us and before us. This week we want to celebrate and honor the entire process of this mighty work. Is the Father leading you through a season of deep heart refining with the promise of gold on the other side? Are you looking ahead to laboring and delivering a little one while on the field? Are you overwhelmed by the daily exertion of your calling?
There are so many ways we want to dig deep into this theme as we walk through this week together. Make sure to share your thoughts and stories in the comments and at the Grove! Your pictures are welcome on Instagram using the hashtag #VelvetAshesLabor.