Sometimes it hits me out of nowhere, I’ll be admiring the simplicity and trust that a child displays in these younger years, and then I will remember with a great sense of urgency that these days are limited and we will never get them back.
These sweet girls that I cuddle and discipline, teach and read to, play and pray with will only be this little for a little while.
Oh how I pray that I use this time well!
I fail, yes. There is grace, yes. and Praise God for that because I am a girl in need of Him constantly! But as I abide in Him I am reminded through His Word and through the Holy Spirit what my duty to these girls is right now.
I have a job to do! Something only I can do because I am the one who is with them almost ALL of the time. That is a great privilege and a great responsibility!
I believe we can take this seriously and delight in it at the same time!
I want to be a living example for them to see moment by moment, a woman who is not a slave to sin, but instead is a slave to Christ.
I want them to see someone who seeks to glorify God and who enjoys God throughout her days.
I want them to see a woman who loves and respects their daddy.
I want them to see my love for them and my contentment in these years of training and teaching.
What is amazing about all of this is that I don’t have to muster up these thoughts out of nowhere. Nope… God has already placed them in my heart.
Psalm 37:4 says
Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.
This verse has been so true for me in this area!
I have shared before how I struggled with my contentment, I struggled with my selfishness in my role as wife and mom, but as I spent more time seeking God just for the sake of getting God (not to fix my life!), that is when He took out my heart of stone and gave me a heart of flesh. He has placed new desires within me!
So I encourage you to seek God’s face! Enjoy Him! Worship Him! Repent of sin and rejoice in His grace!
Then He will give you the desire to be present, to be joyous, to be kind, to teach your children about Jesus through words and deeds.
When we have our minds on Christ, we will be made aware of the gift that this time is.
What a blessing to mother these young children, to nurse babies, to kiss booboos, to read the same stories over and over, to teach catechisms, to teach Scripture, to pray for and with these precious littles. It is so beautiful and such a joy to be a part of this! And we must do it now, today, because we won’t ever get today back.
But we can’t do any of this if we are not abiding in Him, a part from Him we can do nothing.
We must seek Him first!
My prayer for myself and you all my sweet readers is that we will do these things and bring glory to our Father in Heaven through the power of the Spirit that lives within us and through the grace of Christ Jesus.