Monday, November 12, 2007

Today's Mommy Encouragement

If I focus on the things I'm not getting because I'm serving my
family, and then I'm told I urgently "need" those things, I might easily become embittered against the very people God has called me to sacrificially love and serve. If I strive for a "me-centered" life while I am surrounded by a family who needs me, then I will find myself frustrated and desperate indeed.
Some days are draining, but we need to let Jesus be the satisfier of our souls. "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled" (Matthew 5:6).

Passionate Housewives Desperate for God, pg. 59

This reminds me of a song my girls were singing today: "So whether you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Ohh - ohhh. . ." If God is our provider, we can trust Him to provide everything we need - including down-time or time to ourselves. In the meantime, let's glorify God in our mothering, by focusing on our family's needs, instead of our own.


shipra said...

Great reminder, Ginger!

sleepyhahas said...

So true! God's Will will bring us so much hapiness and fulfillment that we won't achieve pursuing those things not in it. Also, I love those "seeds"! I'm totally getting some!