All Christian parents I believe, would want their children to serve the Lord. How exactly this works out can be very different family to family. And from season to season. In our family, we have seen it change over the years as the children grew up and developed the talents the Lord has blessed them with.
As I considered what I could share under Faith, I was impressed to share with you what faith looks like in our large family. For sure it looks different in different areas of our life. Trusting Him with our family size is one. Another is trusting His provision and trusting that He will lead our children even in their own faith walk.
The Lord’s Day. A day to worship the Lord and be with God’s family. And yet, attending church with a large family can be often everything but that. But mom in the trenches, keep keeping on! Because soon you WILL get to sit and listen to the sermons. You WILL get to chat with other adults without being interrupted. Hang in there!
In order to live a purposeful life, we need to first know what the Lord has called us to and then to live our lives doing our best to fulfil our calling. Let us not waste our time here on earth with meaningless and fruitless activities. And in the process, descend into depression and a woe-is-me mentality.
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There are three things we need to remember to avoid getting caught up in FOMO or the Fear of Missing Out. If we don’t bear them in mind, we will eventually burn out. Because no one can run on adrenaline all the time. Neither can a packed schedule be sustained. Both our children and ourselves will have a heavy price to pay in the long run.
Have you ever felt God calling you to do something but you held back? Perhaps even chose to say “NO” immediately? Why “NO”? Why did you do that? Was it because it is something out of your comfort zone? Or…
We often underestimate the immense influence (and power even!) we have as mothers, over our children. Whether we are full-time stay at home mothers or working mothers, our choices, our behaviour and our values, all influence and affect our children. Even when we are unaware of it.
Motherhood, like labour and delivery, is hard. And, like labour and delivery, we can choose to work with God or stumble our way through and make things more difficult. We CAN do this because it is God who has called to be mothers (yes, He did!), and He will equip us.
March 1995 Our bedside table moved 90 degrees. On its own. We freaked out. We now know first hand that spiritual warfare is real. It is not superstition or an overactive imagination. But the good news is that God is even more real and powerful! He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world indeed!