Throw the confetti, blow up the party balloons, put on your party hat, blow on your noisemaker, and dance a jig because today is the 17th! It’s “JOSIAH DAY!” If you are new to these parts, give me back your party hat and quit blowing spit into your noisemaker because you need first read “Sweet Dreams” to discover why we are celebrating a child who hasn’t even been conceived…yet. Once you have put all the puzzle pieces together, I will give you back your party hat, and you may start dancing while blowing the mess out of your noisemaker because it’s party time!
Ever since my friend’s sweet dream in July 2013, the 17th of every month has been called “Josiah Day” in our home–it’s a day in which we celebrate God’s promise of my future baby bird. In the past, I have purchased diapers and wipes in faith that I will be cleaning his cute tush in the wee hours of the morning. We have also enjoyed a night out to dinner while discussing future nursery ideas, baby shower plans, or who will get up at 3 am for feedings. I am also notorious for purchasing on this day numerous outfits or shoes that scream, “well, aren’t you just the cutest thing” and in March, I cooked a special dinner that consisted of a baby spinach salad, baby back ribs, baby Brussels sprouts, and baby carrots. It was so good!
However, as I sat this morning thinking about what I will do today to celebrate our long-awaited baby bird, I began to think about the significance of the number 17th and why God chose to use this specific date in her dream. I know that each number has a significant meaning in the Bible, and after doing some research, I learned that the number 17 means “victory.” Can you say perfect? I love how God is in the details. With the miracle of my baby bird, I have evidence of my victory over PCOS. Evidence of my victory over barrenness. Evidence of my victory over the doctor’s reports. Evidence of my victory to all those who call me a fool for my crazy faith.
But ultimately, evidence of my victory over the devil.
When I continue to think about the word victory, the word champion also comes to my mind. Every woman in the Bible who gained victory over their barrenness brought forth a champion. Sarah birthed Isaac, who was the first descendent in fulfillment of God’s promise. Rebekah bore twins, Esau and Jacob. Jacob is among the top three most significant people in the Old Testament as he was the father of the 12 tribes of Israel. Rachel birthed Joseph, who was the second most powerful man next to Pharaoh. Hannah birthed Samuel, who was a judge, priest, prophet, and counselor. He has also anointed the first two Kings of Israel, King Saul, and King David. Manoah’s wife birthed Samson, who was a legendary warrior against the Philistines. Lastly, Elisabeth birthed John…as in John the Baptist whom even Jesus called the greatest man born of woman.
I can’t help but notice a theme. A woman was barren…God opened her womb…God gave her a son…God made him a champion in history.
Hmmm…I am barren…I have hope God will open my womb and give me a child…whom He has promised to be a son…could He also have big plans to make him a champion? Does He have a spot for him in the history books? I can’t say for certain, but what I do know is that Josiah is already a champion in my eyes. He isn’t even here on earth, and yet he has changed my life forever. Josiah has taught me how to be bold, gutsy, and crazy, and ballsy. He has shown me how to have faith like Abraham, Moses, and Noah. He has given me the strength to persevere and persist when I want to give up. But most importantly, he has drawn me closer to God. Today I celebrate Josiah…my Lil champion who has already given me victory in so many areas of my life, and I can’t help but believe he will one day change the lives of all those he will encounter. But maybe that’s just this proud Mama Bird talkin’.
Happy Josiah Day!
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73 thoughts on “He Is a Champion”
So perfect 🙂 great post! Happy Josiah day 🙂
Thank you so much! xo
Awww this is awesome. Happy Josiah day! 🙂
Thanks so much girl! I look forward to this day each month even if it is so I can do some retail therapy 🙂 hehe
lol we all need it sometimes! I seriously have a STACK of cloth diapers that were my “feel better, it will happen” treat to myself. And maybe a Moby…. And maybe some leggings…. and maybe the custom hospital gown I want to wear while delivering.
Whatever we gotta do!! 🙂
oh I haven’t started purchasing those type of things…I wouldn’t even know where to get a hospital type gown…any suggestions?
ETSY!!! omg they are SO CUTE and so much more comfy than the real hospital ones and come in a lot of different styles to accommodate different comfort levels (bare shoulders, full coverage, tie front, etc) and the best part is that they all have the same monitoring holes and pockets so there is no reason they would make you take it off and put on the scratchy awful standard issue ones.
Have I mentioned that I love all opportunities to let my crazy flag fly? Seriously, anything baby/maternity related I can not only tell you where to get it, but when it will be on sale and what a good price is. haha 🙂
Thanks so much! This is awesome! I will be checking this out fo’sho!
Happy Josiah Day! Victory will be yours <3
Amen! I always like to say that I have already won the battle through Jesus, but the day that He is born will just be the evidence of my victory. Kind of like when a person wins a race and has to wait until the awards ceremony 🙂 hehe
I also want to point out that every time I read your wordpress name, I start laughing! It cracks me up every.single.time. Those storks need a GPS and to get sober! lol
Woo Hoo! I am dancing in my cubie. Happy Josiah Day! I hope you have a wonderful and victorious day my friend.
Your comment literally made me laugh out loud! Thank you for that!! xo
Of course. Just if you could see that I was actually dancing on a yoga ball, you might fall over laughing lol. My cubie mate was laughing so hard.
Oh my gosh! That’s hilarious!!!
Happy Josiah day!!
Thank you so much Amie! xo
Happy Josiah Day!! I’m so amazed by the strength you show in all your posts! I have faith that Josiah will arrive soon enough! xo
Thank you so much! I think that doing little acts of faith such as these really help me and give me the strength to keep going. xo
Powerful! Love this and Josiah day.
Thanks so much girlie!!! xo
Love this. Happy Josiah day! 🙂
Happy Josiah Day!
Your faith is an inspiration!
Thanks girl and thanks for celebrating with me! I hope you have a great day! xo
This is beautiful. Happy Josiah Day!
Thank you for putting on your party hat with me 🙂 xo
Ok now that I’m sobbing I will wish you a happy Josiah day! I pray a beautiful blessing over you, hubby, and goldilocks today!!!! Seriously this was an amazing pick me up just now!
Oh I am so glad it picked you up and encouraged you sugars! Your lil guy or gal will be a champion too! I can’t wait! xo
Happy Josiah Day!
I know you weren’t able to be on my iHope Teleseminar call this past weekend so it’s “freaky” that you would say the same thing I mentioned on the call. I encouraged the listeners to acknowledge that all the Bible women who struggled with infertility gave birth to CHAMPIONS! Holy Spirit must be doing something here… 🙂
oh my word that is just freaky! I love how God works!! I don’t consider this a coincidence! Maybe we should team up 🙂 hehe!
Beautiful post for a beautiful boy on a beautiful day.
Thank you so much!!! xo
Happy Josiah Day!! I am so proud of you, my Friend. Your Faith and Trust in God is a wonderful thing to see and hear about. I have absolute Faith that God will be sending you Josiah soon and it sounds like you will be ready for him in every way. 🙂
Thanks so much sugars! I hope I am ready…you better start getting ready soon too 😉 Flex those faith muscles of yours 🙂 xo
They are flexed! I’ve been reading the devotions every morning before the kids get here. 🙂 For the first time I feel like I’m really starting to let it go and leaving it firmly in God’s hands!
oh wowzas! That puts a huge smile on my face! LOVE THIS!!
Oh happy day! 😀 He is coming!
Happy Josiah Day! XOXO
Yay! It is Josiah day! I so admire that you are claiming the victory now. I have to add that I love the cute onesie you got and the special meaning behind it. Won’t be long now, Momma! XO
Thanks so much and i hope you are right Mel! Xo
Celebrating Josiah Day and your little champion today too hon. Praying this is the cycle he comes home to you. Hugs <3
Thank you so much hun! xo
Wishing you a super happy day of celebration and hoping this is your cycle!
Also, I thought I should mention that I nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award on Monday – http://wp.me/p4qQfg-kG. I truly enjoy your blog and your never ending faith and love.
yay! Thank you so much for my nomination! I better get to thinking about my facts 🙂 Also, I just wanted to thank you for being such a wonderful and consistent support and encourager to me. I don’t think you will ever know how many smiles you put on my face each week. xo
Thanks so much Elisha, you have no idea how much I needed that compliment and encouragement right now (my post tomorrow morning will explain it all) 🙂
I am so glad! On a side note….I noticed you posted every day. How do you find the time? I feel like I sit on a post in my drafts too long and spend far to much time proofreading the dumb thing which hinders me from posting more :/ I also have the problem of having a million things to write, but oddly enough zero words to fill the screen. LOL!
I always have a bunch of drafts partially written, some in better shape then others. This is the result of having a million things to write. So, I usually just have to pick a few that I really connected to and focus on them so I have something to post for the next few days. Then I schedule a few of them for the next few days. Unless of course it’s an emotional response to something – i.e. today’s post, or a response to something timely. Then it’s more of an off the cuff post that doesn’t get much editing and I just post it and delay posting one of my other non-time sensitive things. Does that make sense?
I do try to avoid posting on the weekends, but sometimes I still do 🙂
Makes complete sense!
I love this!!! What a beautiful testimony to God’s faithfulness! He takes the barren and breaths His resurrection life and not only blesses but then brings champions!!! I just know Josiah is going to be a champion for the Lord! SO STINKING exciting! Seriously, God’s faithfulness just blows me away!! Hope it’s a sweet day celebrating! Love the new onesie!
Thanks so much Twiny! I agree! His faithfulness and attentiveness to the details is overwhelming! xo
This is a seriously FABULOUS post! Seriously, FABULOUS! Happy Josiah Day!!! 😀 <3
Thanks so much Lori! I am making your low carb smothered chicken and cauliflower tomorrow night 🙂
You’re very welcome! 🙂
How exciting! Let me know what you think. 🙂
If it is hubby and kiddo approved can I put it on my blog with a link to yours?
Just perfect. Praying and believing with you for this to become a reality SOON! xoxo
Thank you so much Kate!! Xo
Happy Josiah day:-) I hope your dream comes to pass very soon I enjoyed reading your blog God brought me here today of all days and I received my own little message from this so I wanted to say thanx for sharing isn’t it wonderful when God speaks to us:-)
Oh yay Maria!! Yes it sure is and I am so thankful God spoke to you today through this post!! Xo
I loved this! I’m sure I’ve said it before, but I love that you have Josiah Day. Such a great way to celebrate what God has promised you!
Happy Josiah Day, girl! I love your faith!
Happy Josiah Day! <3
Wow nice onesie!
Thanks! I thought it was cute 🙂
Happy Josiah Day! Also I nominated you for a One Lovely Blog Award (http://twelveweeketernities.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/one-lovely-blog-award-nomination/). Thank you for all that you do and for the strength and inspiration you provide for all of us!
Thank you so much! You are so sweet! I better get to thinking of seven facts 🙂 xo
So, so beautiful and perfect. Barren women bear hero children. And I pray that your Josiah is like King Josiah in Scripture– a man who turned the hearts of the people back to their God.
Thanks sugars! I want you to know that I often pray for you as well! God has BIG things in store for you and I just love watching them unfold. xo
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