Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Friday, March 07, 2008

I'm NOT in Charge!

Praise be to the Lord my Rock,
who trains my hands for war,
my fingers for battle.
He is my loving God and my fortress,
my stronghold and my deliverer,
my shield, in whom I take refuge,
who subdues peoples under me.

Psalm 144:1-2

These verses are very affirming to me in light of motherhood. I don't have to know all the answers - he trains me. He won't throw me to the lions - he readies my feet. He's a place of refuge for me - giving me a place to rest and gather strength. He's a battletower and fortress, where I can see the big picture, gather wisdom and put together a battleplan. HE is my deliverer and shield when I feel like I'm in battle with strong wills, temper tantrums, and whiny spirits. HE subdues people under me - HE is the one working within the hearts of my children to make them more clearly reflect the character of Christ. It's not about me. It's about being a vessel through which Christ can work in my home. That relieves a lot of pressure and gives me great encouragement. PRAISE GOD for his intimate companionship and sovereign strength.

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Anonymous realworldmartha said...

Wonderful post.
I posted about something similiar not to long ago. I heard a devotion talking about how we don't get everything we want at once as God needs us to rely on Him not the other way around (idol). I thought it was very interesting. I know that God is still working with me (on being a mom) everyday and I HAVE to turn to Him or I am in big trouble.
Debbie Aka The Real World Martha(S)

5:52 PM  

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