Dear Fellow Mom ~
This is how I greet my fellow moms on Facebook occasionally. I write little nuggets of encouragement or whatever is on my heart. My goal is to inspire, encourage, exhort. It is not my desire to portray myself as perfect, or having reached a certain level of ‘goodness’. I am not good in any way. Only through the blood of Jesus my Saviour am I even qualified to write these things! I am a failing, broken person who is so… human. But praise God, by the blood of Jesus, I am righteous and justified in His eyes! I am washed by the Blood and made a new person! The Holy Spirit who lives in me gives me power to overcome sin and walk in obedience to the truth of the Gospel.
I thought I would share a few of these Facebook thoughts here for my friends who are not on Facebook.
“Dear Fellow Mom ~ Let’s persevere in teaching and training our children in the right way of doing things. Sometimes we get frustrated because we have told them many times before and ‘they should know by now!’ But they are children – they need continuous training, teaching and gentle reminders. Whether it’s chores, attitudes, social interaction, or self-control – Keep teaching, sweet mama! It will produce fruit in the end!”
“Dear Fellow Mom ~
Do you ever feel like crawling under the covers and hiding from all your responsibilities? This is where Jesus wants to meet you – in the hard places. The place where your flesh cries in agony as you put it to death. Your Father waits with strength and grace unmeasured, for that moment when you are finally done with Self, and turn to Him. You are not worthless and hopeless, rather, you are worth Calvary, and you have a Hope that is alive! “
“Dear Fellow Mom ~
Don’t forget to take time to nourish your soul today. And the souls of your children! Take time for a cool drink and a read-aloud story, or perhaps tea and homemade cookies. Take a relaxing walk, play THEIR choice of game, etc. Little moments are often remembered the most by a child.
I am resolved to set aside time for some soul-refreshing today, with my kids – anyone with me?! “
“Dear fellow mom ~
Don’t allow your thoughts to run away with you! The number one problem I have found in my life, in regards to my attitude, is the temptation to think wrong thoughts. I can go from comparison to arrogance to pride pretty fast. Or, from comparison to depression to bitterness. Am I the only one?! We have to be strong in the power of the LORD and grab hold of our thoughts. Purposely CHOOSE good thoughts.
“…whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8″
Dear Fellow Mom ~ I just want to encourage you today: If God can help a lazy, selfish person like me, He can certainly do it for you! Love on your babies, love on your husband, keep meeting Him in those secret moments, and lean into the work. It is hard for us to give up self – but oh so worth it!