Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Strength for mom

Ever had a day where you were too pooped to pop?  Don't even know what that means but it's in a kid's book we have...  I am telling you, I am tired--bone tired.  What zaps us?  Illness, winter, strong-willed kids, picky eaters, potty training, discontentment.  Those are my current joy zappers.  Life can be tough.  Motherhood can be even tougher.  But what keeps us going? Knowing that we are shaping godly women and men.  Motherhood is work that feels like a fight sometimes.  We are fighting for our kids' souls, their future, the future of our grandchildren.  I know that sounds dramatic but isn't it true?  It's only what you do for Christ that counts.  So gently leading our kids to walk and talk with Christ, to journey with him, to let him mold and shape their character....these are worthy pursuits.  These are the things that will last for eternity. I challenge you to keep at it!  One diaper at a time.  One bath at a time.  One meal at a time.  Keep praying for your kids.  Keep teaching them who God is and who they are because of him.  Keep at it, you can do it.  

One day at a time, sweet Jesus!  

The joy of the LORD is your strength.
Nehemiah 8:10  


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