Something to Think About…Doing it Right….

“What we forget is that following God makes us different- from unbelievers, but also from one another.  God has created each of us uniquely and for a specific purpose; and in that purpose we can dare to accomplish what he asks of us.”

-Judith Couchman Daring to Be Different

As a young mother, and as a homeschooler, I’ve often looked to other mothers to know how to DO IT right.  You know, the right way to diaper, the right way to feed a baby, the right way to dress a toddler, the right way to discipline, the right way to teach my children.

Oh my!  Did I say MY children?  Could it be that teaching their children might be a bit different than teaching MY children?  Of course!  That’s why God gave them to ME to love, nurture, protect, teach and mother.  It took me years to realize that.  I always thought anyone else could be a better mother to my children.  As time has gone by, God has shown me that it’s just not true.  God in his divine wisdom creates the children for the parents and the parents for the children.  Thank you God!

If you’re feeling unsure of yourself.  If you’re feeling like you’re not good enough.  To that I say, Pshaw!  The LORD knew what he was doing when he chose you!  No matter what the circumstances of your child’s birth, or the circumstances you now find yourself in, YOU are chosen to be your child’s momma.  Lean on God, search His WORD and learn of Him.  That’s one reason He sent His Holy Spirit, to be our teacher.  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your path.”

You CAN do this!  Yes, by all means, seek out older mothers, and your own mother for advice and support.

BUT- remember, your best advice and support come directly from the LORD and from the husband He has given you.  If you do not have a husband to love, guide, and protect you, the LORD himself is a husband to the husbandless.  Seek Him!  He’s waiting for you!

I encourage you to seek wisdom in Proverbs and in Psalms.  They are a great place to start.

May the LORD bless your mothering now and for all time.

Laura

Momma to Four Blessings

Trusting God for Our Needs in Hard Times

“I have never thought it necessary to save for the future or look out for myself or my family except that we trust God.  So, when we see someone in need, an old woman, a sick person, or a helpless infant– I freely give whatever I have at the time.  I know that later, when I am in need, God will provide for me.  I don’t need to look out for myself in any way other than to trust in Him.”

~George Mueller

1805-1898

Oh for that kind of faith…

a faith that is willing to give it all away for Jesus’ sake knowing that He will provide all of our needs according to His riches in glory,

a faith that trusts Him explicitly without”fretting or worrying,

a faith that does not doubt His love or His provision or His timing,

a faith that is strong even when we don’t see answers to our prayers.

Faith is hoping and believing and trusting all wrapped up together.  It is a gift from God.  The Word says that”…faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”  Romans 10:17  This tells me that I need to not only read scripture, but read it aloud and listen to it being read aloud.  I want to hear from God from His word.

I want that Faith that is a gift from God.

How about you?

God bless!

Laura 

Happy at Home
 

Trust in the Lord….

Proverbs 11:28

He that trusteth in his riches shall fall:  but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

Proverbs  16:20

He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good:  and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.

Proverbs 20:24

Man’s goings are of the Lord; how can a man then understand his own way?

Proverbs 30:5

Every word of God is pure:  he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Our family is walking through a difficult time.  I need these reminders to be faithful and trust in the Lord no matter what my eyes see or my ears hear.  God bless you all; may your trust in God grow.

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not on thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall make straight thy paths.

ALL not some.   We must include him in everything we say and do. 

God bless!

Laura

Happy at Home