Shout It Out-Jaden Avery Hawkins November 2018

I Believe You Can Fly

Excelling in high school is a great accomplishment. Especially when you worked hard to make good grades. Congratulations on being in the National Honor Society. Some just get by but not you. You excelled. To say I am proud of you is an understatement. There is much more ahead for you.

Your faith in God, your mother and Danny and all the others in your life who loved, supported and nudged you along, were always there rooting for you.

You are a follower of Jesus, a son of the King. Your light has been shining for a long time now. I will always cherish the talks you and I have about our Lord, heaven and the Bible. You have been reading your Bible faithfully for years. It is a guide for your life. Jesus is the example we should live our lives by.

The Lord provides all of our needs. It’s a promise for all who love and follow Him. He will make a way for you when there seems to be no way. He will open doors no man can shut. He will close some, to keep you out as well.

He tells us He has given each of us everything we need. He expects us to use the talents and gifts He has given us to accomplish His plan and this thing called life.

He won’t do everything for you. Though, together with God’s help you will soar, you will fly, you will touch the sky.

He gave us the sun, but He didn’t make the solar panels. He gave people the gifts and talents they needed to invent and make the solar panels.

He gave us trees but He didn’t make not one table, bookcase or shelf. He gave us what we needed to make these things for ourselves, out of the trees He gave us.

He gives us bread to eat but He doesn’t make it for us. He gives us seed to plant and water from heaven that produces the grain that grows from the seed, to make our own bread.

Isaiah 55:10-11 The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to and it will prosper everywhere I send it.

I see great things for you Jaden. I do believe you can fly, soar and touch the sky. It isn’t enough that I believe it, you need to believe it. In your heart, know that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you and lives inside of you. Nothing is impossible for our God. He will NEVER leave you nor forsake you. Trust in Him no matter what is going on around you. Depend on Him. Say it out loud. Lord I trust You, I depend on You, I need You.

Keep your eyes on Jesus and through Him, together with Him, when you believe it, you will fly, you will soar on the wings of the eagles, and you will touch the sky. Believe it in Jesus Name.

I pray the Lord will give you a passion for loving Jesus, a continued desire to want to read His Word. I pray He give you His wisdom to make good decisions. May He shower you with His blessings and bring joy and peace in your life. In Jesus Name.

All my love Granny.