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This was the devotional content from my YouVersion Bible app devotion no more perfect moms.
Is this really how us women feel? Are we really afraid that much of judged by our peers that we won’t even follow the simple command of inviting others into our home? Do we really judge each other so much that we have set impossible standards none of us can meet?
As I am on the cusp of purchasing a home for my family and I this makes me realize how much more important my prayer for God to use my new house as a place to further his mission really is. It need not matter if there are crumbs on the countertops, toys on the floor, and laundry to be done my door should always be open to those who need it.
Ladies let’s take a break from judging each other, from trying to keep up with the Joneses, trying to meet these impossible standards , and just open our door to each other to love each other and be there and support each other thru this tough thing called life.
The real truth is and nobody has any real parenting skills. The world has just told us that as women we naturally do. That is not always the case. And when we rag our husbands when they try to help because they’re not doing it “our” way we are just playing in 2 stereotypes of this world. Parenting is hard enough doing it alone makes it a thousand times harder. If you don’t have to be grateful practicing humility and realize your way is not always right.
Thanks Man for all you do, from cleaning, laundry, soccer coaching, giving sugar, reading books. All of it. You make me a better mom.
Jesus I accept the fact that you are God and I am not. I was created by you and for you. Today I commit to pursuing your ways instead of my own. With each decision I put you first. In Jesus name, AMEN.
#Prayer #Morningdevotion #Jesus
Alright! New Year Resolution time! Only this year im calling them New Year Habits. I also wrote them down so i will be able to come back to them more easily (i dont re-read my own blog often).
So there they are! A good combo of spiritual, relational, and personal goals i think. And yes #7 means what you think 😉 we are only human & happily married!
Last year i managed to keep a little over 1/2 my resolutions. I am of course aiming for all but 75% will be good.
You always must strive to do new things, try new things, help in new ways, and not be afaird of change. And when God is for you….who can stop you?!?!?!
So what are your new year habits?
My favorite 2017 photo of #BabyLogan & i .
Not a new years resolution but a bucket list item. #Hubbywife5K
So today I checked a New Year’s resolution off my list. Perhaps the most important one. This year I read 24 books of the Bible. I have never read that many ever. God really gave me the dedication and the mindset to stick with this goal and I’m so glad that he did. I cannot wait to read the rest. While getting ready to make this post I looked at my new years resolution post from last year
I was actually quite surprised at how many of them I really did keep.
I quit smoking. I got Logan moved over to a toddler bed, I won’t say we perfected brushing teeth but we definitely have a habit in place. We have also started and have made a lot of progress on the potty training. Ryan and I did take a getaway just us no kids.
It was quite nice to see New Year’s resolutions made and kept even if I didn’t realize I kept most of them. I think it’s important for us to set goals for each year. I think it’s important to write them down and take a look back at them. And I think it’s important for them to cover multiple aspects of your life. Your physical life, your relationship life, your financial life, and most importantly your spiritual life.
So now as this year is winding down. I’m going to see if I can finish any additional books before the end of the year. Because I’m an overachiever like that 🙂
And while I’m doing that it looks like I need to come up with resolutions for 2018……………..
Guys! It’s here! It’s Christmas week. Can’t you just feel the change in the excitement. All around you there’s just the hustle and bustle and the wonderfulness of this season.
I’m doing all my Advent readings and really just focusing on how amazing God’s love is for us by sending this little baby boy to save us from our sins. I mean does it really get any better than that?
And then on top of that we get this wonderful holiday called Christmas! I mean this week will be filled with movies, get-togethers, and food. All of these wonderful things that God has given us on top of sending Jesus to die for us. I mean right there at that doesn’t show you how much God loves you I don’t know what does.
So take the time. Enjoy this next week. Read the book of Luke. Find an advent plan on YouVersion. Tell your children the Christmas story. Bake cookies. Watch the Santa Claus and Christmas Vacation. And just remember.
You are so loved by God that He gave you this beautiful baby boy so that one day you can join him in heaven and until that day it has given us all of these wonderful things on earth to enjoy.
The key word in this verse is confess. We have to admit what we have done wrong. We can’t live in a made-up world where just because Jesus loves us so much we don’t ever admit the mistakes that we’ve made. We must confess our sins repent and change our ways and Jesus will forgive us and cleanse us from my wickedness.
It’s amazing to me how many people put Jesus in this all loving all forgiving box while forgetting that he does expect us to do good.
Proverbs 28:13 states that -“if you hide your sins you will not succeed if you confess and reject them you will receive Mercy.” NCV version
I think that’s a great exclamation for removing Sin from your life. Confess and reject. As the knowledgeable Priscilla Shirer once said:
you cannot go where you used to go. You cannot do what you used to do. And you cannot be who you used to be.
But it’s not something to beat ourselves up about because if we take the steps of confession we have the almighty forgiveness of Jesus awaiting us.