5 Minute Friday: Motherhood Should Come With…

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At least one extra arm! And a few extra hours in the day, and energy to use those hours well.

In reality, I think the thing I need most in motherhood is to set my heart and mind on my heavenly Father. I realize every day how very sinful and lacking I am, and how I need so much the wisdom and grace and strength and joy that can only come from God. I want to badly to mother my sons well (and honor God as I do so), but I fail dreadfully unless I am abiding in God. I find that if I am seeking Him and loving him, I am enabled to be patient and fun and consistent, but if I loose focus, and wander off into distraction and self-focus, my sin becomes all too apparent. And my sin is what keeps me from mothering well. I cannot love and serve my children and love and serve myself at the same time.

This is a prompt from the Gypsy Mama. Go check out her blog, and the other Five Minute Friday posts.

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About Rachel

Most importantly, I am saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is more than enough to satisfy my heart. In His abundant goodness, I am also delighted to be a wife and mama. I work at home and enjoy spending most of my time caring for my husband, 2 sons and new daughter. I also try to squeeze in some creativity, coffee, chocolate, and good books.

2 responses »

  1. Amen– We all need to be reminded to set our hearts on things above. If we want our children to love God we need to be loving Him. Thanks for your thoughtful words.

  2. Ahhhh energy. I wish I could get an extra dose of energy these early years. I love what you wrote about the focus should not be on being fun, patient, and consistent…but rather focused on God. So true…so many parenting gurus…even in the Christian community miss it!

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