Mothering in God’s Strength
Mama, are you tired?
Do you ever wonder if you are failing?
Do you feel like you just aren’t enough for this ‘mom’ job?
Parenting is hard. Parenting in our own strength is even harder.
If we remain in Him, we can ask for help and He will gladly come alongside us (John 15:7). However, if we push Him aside and try to parent in our own strength, it won’t go well.
We are all ambassadors of Christ’s love to our children. God has blessed us immensely with these precious children, and it is our duty to communicate His love and tenderness toward them.
The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” He doesn’t need us to have everything together. In fact, He calls us in our lack in order to fill us up.
“Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28). He has called us for a mighty purpose: motherhood! No prior qualifications needed; God qualifies you! He equips you to be the mom He created you to be!
Here are some ways to partner with Him throughout the day.
I like to start my day with coffee and Jesus. Start your day by asking for HELP!
Dear God, Help me to be the mom you want me to be. Speak through me. Love through me. Help me to be PRESENT and engaged. Holy Spirit fill me. (Holy Spirit is God in us!)
Just like we prefer a mid-day cup of coffee…don’t forget your midday cry for HELP!
God is available all day long. When you are tired, He gives your Strength. When you need wisdom, ASK! The Holy Spirit will reveal things you need to know about your children.
Nighttime can be so hard because we are exhausted by the end of the day. But again, ask for HELP!
Bedtime is an important time to invest in your children because kids are most vulnerable at bedtime. They will suddenly share things that they haven’t said all day.
Remember that God chose YOU to be the mom to your children and wants to help you be the best mama that you can be! If you have a bad day, that’s okay, we all do. We get a new start every day.
Lean into God as you walk along this wonderful journey called motherhood. Trust Him to guide you in what is best for your kids. Remember, you are the mom that your kids need.
You are doing a great job at being a mom. The important thing is that you get up every day and you keep going. You keep loving your kids and showing them that you are present.
And you are demonstrating the steadfast love of Christ while you are doing it. You are being the mom that God created you to be. And that’s what makes you the best mom.
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