Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Weary momma's, Christ is all that matters

I read these verses recently and they broke open my soul,
Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us.
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. Colossians 3:11-17 NLT

I am a weary momma this morning. Weary from yesterday, weary of teaching numbers and letters, weary of instructing correction that feels like it bounces back off of hard hearts, weary of bending over and picking up toys, weary of dinners and dishes and grocery shopping. 

I am physically tired and this morning all I wanted was God to give me something to pick up my draggy heart and spirit and breath His Spirit into my discouraged and weary self. I know that this life is good and that the work here is not fruitless even though yesterday, it felt fruitless.
 
Time and time again He proves Himself to me, that He cares about my struggles and He sees my discouragements and He longs to tell me, "I am enough!" I absolutley love that about God, He is always faithful to sustain me and encourage me and direct me when I don't know what I need to do differently.
 
I am trying to cling to Jesus and reflect Him to my children even though I feel like if I could be all that He wants me to be, they would be all that He longs for them to be. So I pray and believe that I can do this, another day. Today is not a repeat of yesterday because yesterday is gone, today is a totally new beginning and worth all devotion to this working for God in my home. 

I work for God here in the mundane and He works in my heart, 
I am grateful.

How is it that housework and raising children can be all the Holy Spirit needs and uses to show me my need for change and my need to run to Jesus? I can not do this on my own, I never ever will, all I need is Jesus.

Total surrender to Him. 
Total dependence on Him. 
Total trust in Him.

When my daily challenges seem to be going no where, when it feels like my work is so endless and as a mother and teacher I am achieving nothing I will say, "Is anything too hard for God?" Genesis 18:14 the answer is no, 
always no. 

This morning I received these words from His Word,
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:20, 21

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