God has Designed you Uniquely! From the beginning of time, God fashioned you and designed you to be one of a kind! Ephesians 2:10 says “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” If you are a...
Don’t Worry if your Family is not Perfect… If you feel like your family doesn’t measure up to being “picture perfect”… relax, no family is perfect. Everyone of us fall short of all that God has for us to be as a family. Every parent sins, every child...
We all need help! You may feel like the worst mom in the world. You may feel like you have blown your temper too many times, or are hanging on by your finger nails. Or you could feel pretty confident that you are a good mom, but you want to be the best mom you can be. The Key is being...
You have a mission! Being a mom places you on a unique mission field! You have a first hand calling to parent your child in the ways of God. You are called, established and equipped by God to be the best mom in the world, WITH HIS HELP. Along with fathers, you are called to raise your...
How To Be the “Mother of the Bride” Twice in 6 Weeks…
This morning my mom who is 77-years-old ran through the house shouting “Wedding Bells are Ringing! Wedding Bells are Ringing!” We all laughed and gathered around the see the table setting that Rachel has prepared for her wedding reception that will take place in 3 days.
Your inheritance in Christ is eternal. Even when your future looks gloomy, you can trust God to show you the way.
“…Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light” (Colossians 1:12)
Do you have feel like you don’t have much to look forward to? Even when your future looks bleak, I want to encourage you to not be driven by your feelings. Look up to God and begin to give thanks to God who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. When we adopted our two sons from Brazil, they were qualified by the government to inherit our name and the right to be in our family. Although they had never traveled far from their village, they had a home and family waiting for them. One day near the end of our time in Brazil, Dre said “sometimes it is hard to believe that it is all true.” We had shown him the pictures, but he needed to trust us and follow us to a new land and a new home. In a similar way, God has told you about your inheritance in His Word. But you must trust Him to bring about your future. God qualifies you, entitles you, authorizes you and enables you with great potential of obtaining a full inheritance in Him! You must believe Him to receive from Him.
Do you come to the end of your day where you feel like you have run out of steam? If you are like most of us moms, your answer to that question is “yes!”
Colossians 1:11 promises that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need!
That’s good news for you today. God’s strength doesn’t just flow through you when you are at church or in a bible study. His strength, endurance and patience is available to you 24/7. That means that you don’t need to struggle or strain through your day. If you ask, He won’t just give you a tiny trickle of strength to just survive. When you surrender to His strength, it will flood you and invigorate you with life!
“ And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.” Colossians 1:10 NIV
Do you ever get tired of your job as a mom? Do you every feel under appreciated and definitely under paid?
Ask yourself, why is it then, that you spend so much time being dis-satisfied with what He has called us to do and to be. For many of you out there, you have dreamed about being a mom. And now that you are, you dream about having peace and quiet and getting away from your kids. It’s funny how when you get what you ask for, you still are not content in the good work that God has called you to.
Know that you have a calling to live a life worthy of the Lord. You are called to please Him in every way. One of the ways that you will please Him is in bearing fruit in every good work as you increase in your knowledge of God.
Do you like the picture of my shopping cart?
What is your least favorite “job” as a mom? (Mine is grocery shopping) .
How can you be content and focused while serving your family in the mundane?
“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.” Colossians 1:9 NIV
Do you sometimes go through the entire day and forget to pray. Never underestimate the power of prayer.
I didn’t understand the power of prayer until I was in a life and death situation. One night when my daughter Rachel was 5 weeks old I was awakened to hear screaming in terror. I tried to get to her but I couldn’t find my way. I was disoriented, I couldn’t breath. Finally I pushed up my window and I realized that my house was on fire and I had now way of getting myself or my baby out of the house.
That was the night that I learned the power of prayer. My mom had been praying for me from Isaiah 43… that I would go through the fire and not be burned.
Don’t forget the power of prayer. As you pray to God He will fill you with knowledge of His will and all spiritual wisdom and understanding. Pray like your life depended on it.
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Wayne and Sue Detweiler are Founders of Life-Bridges, a non-profit ministry that transforms, empowers, and encourages couples and individuals to move forward on their life journey. With over 28 years of marriage and ministry experience, Wayne and Sue are passionate to connect people to purpose.
Christian MomTalk was launched as an outreach of Life-Brides in response to the heart cry of those who desire to walk out the mission of being a mom. The daily word, weekly interviews and blogs are to help strengthen and empower women to walk daily with Jesus and fulfill their destiny as moms and as agents in advancing the kingdom of God.
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