Mom’s World

 

 

So you’ve just wiped up spilled milk, scrubbed crayon off the wall, threw in your fourth load of wash for the day, wrestled up a quick, nutritious lunch for your hungry brood, kissed a hurt and sealed it with a band-aid! You’ve rocked, and lulled, and sung sweet lullabyes, while all the while just wanting to have a spare minute for yourself but you can’t find one anywhere. The day wears on and the hours are tedious and so the same with whines, and cries, and fussiness and wet diapers, and quarrels, and how come no one ever told you that motherhood assigned you referee credentials? So, you’re a mom, and when you signed up for parenthood, you were unaware of it’s strange mix of excitement, fear, joy, panic, happiness, sorrow, fun, or anxiety. But it is and there you are right up there in the top ranking of it all, and it’s awesome but it’s scary, and it’s sheer delight but it’s frustration, and it’s rewarding but it’s so time consuming. Oh so time consuming!! Yeah, motherhood; there’s really nothing like it on the planet! It’s challenges are out of this world and it’s rocked yours to the moon and back. It’s got you booked solid ~ hook, line and sinker and drowning in it’s many demands! The hats you wear are ridiculous and next to impossible and your sanity? Well it’s gone south for a break and right now as you think you might go under for the very last time, know that you won’t! You won’t because your job is the toppest of the top notch jobs in the whole wide world. You’ve been entrusted with gifts from heaven, all ‘little life’, wrapped up and so tenderly placed in your lap. And there you are!! Smack dab in the middle of days that don’t end and nights that don’t sleep. Those gifts of life are yours to cherish, to love, and to nurture, guide, teach and train and when that journey overwhelms your beautiful soul, remember King Lemuel’s mom had some good words of advice for him in Proverbs 31: 10, 17, 25, 26, 28. She told him exactly how fortunate he would be to find a women of noble character just like you. You may be tired and exhausted but your value is outstanding…. “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies…….she sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks…she is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue….Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also and he praises her.”

Little Thoughts For Big Days

God hasn’t promised pastel rainbows for your days of motherhood, in fact some days might just well be purple and red, but He has promised joy to the mom who seeks Him and grace for the one who walks the ho – hum of the daily journey by His side. No, your rewards won’t necessarily be seen nor given out today there in your little kitchen nook, but your loyal works and your tedious steps will etch their memories into little hearts that will grow big and strong to become mom’s and dad’s of their own little gifts of life. So mom, take heart! Your tasks performed faithfully today will navigate back and will find their way into your seasoned heart of hearts when all you have left are the memories of the long lost, good old days. So yeah, beautiful Mom, enjoy these joyous but trying days of motherhood. They’ll be gone all to quickly.


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Embrace Peace

 

Peace? That unexplainable “Letting it all go” feeling that transcends all understanding. How can we do it? How can we let the big things that exhaust our minds just fall away from our thinking? So much ‘stuff’ overwhelms and so many issues are at stake. Still, we are called to peace and trust; trusting in a God that we can’t see!

We need a firm faith both strong enough and transparent enough to “see Him” through His  faithfulness in the past as He reached to us in our moments of conundrum. Yeah, He was there all the time ~ through it all ~ through the thick and thin of it all. He was there when the heart was torn, when the fears where real, when our spirits were crushed and when even the slightest hope had dissipated from our broken world!

And now ~ this moment He still is ~ right there at your blind side, ready to give you insight for the next step and ready to give that peace we will never understand in our humanness. He has that for you too! Step into it and let all the issues go ~ Drop them into those pierced hands and into His care. He’ll take it from there and serenade you with perfect peace! That’s what He does! I love how He does it.

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14: 27
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Peace For The Road

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So there might be a whole lot fear heaped up ahead on the road you travel right now and panic might be driving the motor car and it’s reeling out of chaotic control, heading right to your doorstep. And there it sits heavy on your shoulders, smack dab in the middle of that heap of fear! It’s got you pinned underneath it’s weight and yeah, the old saying that “No news is good news” is really true after all, because just maybe you got news and it wasn’t good! No news was better wasn’t it? And it’s processing in our heads and our hearts right now and it’s a difficult place with hard steps and I wonder what it is it that has caused panic and fear to emerge with such force to make you want to throw in the towel and run fast in the other direction?

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We can’t do it! We can’t run away! We can’t run anywhere and as matter of fact we can’t even walk away because our story is our story and it’s us and it’s ours to deal with. So we can’t make a get-a-way except straight into the outstretched arms of Jesus and step into His peace, even right where we are! You gotta know He’s got this. Your stuff has been Father filtered and even though it’s tough, it has His stamp of approval for this moment, and even though it’s a hard place, He has it and He has your back and He has unlimited grace enough to get you through. So beautiful soul, when the brokenness is harsh and the news is bleak and the pain is unbearable, and the mind can’t focus, rest gently in the nail pierced hands of the Savior, the Sovereign One who knows the pain. Yeah, for sure the One who spoke peace into the vicious storms and calmed the raging waters can and will whisper peace into your panic.

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Mark 4: 38 – 40
“Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. And He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”…

John 14: 27
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”


 

Beautifully Imperfect

So here we sit, you and I, in our imperfect world in our imperfect state and you gotta know that you are “beautifully” imperfect wherever you sit and the enemy’s attack on you and I and we and us, is far more about your future potential and what God is going to do with you, than your past failure! It’s not about who you’ve been, or what you’ve done, but in the enemy’s mind, it’s all about who you may become!! Oh yeah, he’s roaming to see who might be easy prey, so he can do what he can in his power to bring defeat into your thoughts. If he can get into your thinking pattern he’s well on his way. Don’t go there! Don’t let him catch you off guard without the spiritual armour in tact.

If you’ve been raised out of the pit of broken to a higher height and if God has brought you out of a hard time to bless you in your walk with Him, and lead you into challenging places of His work and ministry, then it’s a given that you are under the enemy’s surveillance camera! Spiritual armour is a must have in these days where we may be easily tracked to be set up for failure! You gotta know those same all powerful, heavenly, sovereign arms that lifted you out of the mire to set you free, still have hold of you to pull you into and under the safety and shelter of divine protection! It’s a safe place here with the Saviour, where the the enemy’s lies can’t reach you and his tricks can’t deceive you, and his half truths can’t harm you.

Oh yeah, you beautiful one that you are, you are God’s child, loved by Him, protected by Him, and guarded by Him. Stay safe there for now, under His wings sheltered from the storm, the enemy and all that comes and goes. For now, find peace there until the outside chaos is hushed and the evil one has been silenced and leaves to let you be.

Free from his tricks for now, and It’ll just be for now and for a time, but it’s here with the Saviour, and our Redeemer that we gain new strength for the road and what’s ahead. Oh yeah, it’s not about your past at all, so let it go; freed and forgiven you are in Christ and now it’s about your future, your potential, your victory in Christ that’s prime target for defeat, but as a child of God, you gotta know that you know that you know, that He has his stamp of approval all over you and your imperfections, and who you are in Him is awesome, and not anything can get in the way of His work, and His desire for you!

David knew His God was a God of Truth, his Refuge, his Fortress, his Rock, his Redeemer, and his Saviour and in Psalm 31 he voices it so beautifully, when he says, and ~ say it with him, “In you O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in Your righteousness. Turn Your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress, for the sake of Your name lead and guide me. Free me from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge. Into Your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O LORD the God of Truth.
Psalm 31: 1-5


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