Surviving motherhood+life fused in Jesus Coffee & Grace Sharing my heart encouraging along the way Cultivating the journey to the cross + a little farmhouse decor & Books while raising 3 arrows ⇶ psalm 127:4
Highlightingwomenthrough may who haveimpacted my life over the years . Who has impacted your life ? What mighty women of God are you blessed to know
Lisa bevere and havilah cunnington another couple more wondrous women Mentors teachers and godmothers in my life mover the past 5 years as I gleaned from their words of wisdom through books and teachings they have thought and having met Lisa at a womens conference she’s just a power house mama wow! They have thought me so much along my journey and continue to Truly inspiring and have impacted my life doing after godmothers with Lisa I feel like everyday I sat with her having coffee and conservations that I’ll cherish forever And haviliah I do boundaries study wow Was like a friend mentor having coffee dates examining my heart and life to get back on track I’m forever thankful for these mighty women of god ❤️⚔️ they are always sharpening me
As Christian moms, our greatest work is raising up children who know and love Jesus. What you do every day—disciplining your children, wiping noses, breaking up sibling squabbles, cleaning up after yet another meal, or lying in bed at night with your child while they tell you their latest pondering—all this is kingdom work. You are raising up the next generation of Christians who will then raise up the next generation of Christians.
No matter how many times the world around us says that being a mom doesn’t matter, we know the truth: Our work affects eternity. By staying faithful and loving your family well in the power of the Holy Spirit, you are sending a message of love forward to a time you will not see. Your grandchildren and great-grandchildren will thank you for the hard work you are doing today. They will have better lives because of the love you shared and the Christian life you passed on to your kids. When there is a mom in the home who has faith in the power of God in her children’s lives, there’s no stopping what she can do with her kids!
Mama, your love for your family pleases the Lord. Someday, you will know the impact of all your work. But for now, keep going, keep trying, keep believing, and keep praying, and by your faith, you will hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant
As parents our children won’t be with us forever our goal is for our children to leave home as adults prepared to start their own families ! prioritizing marriage is just one way we send our children out of the home as adults rather than on a journey to become one. Our marriage must be a priority in the home what does that look like ? setting those good examples showing unity connection affection love discipline . our children have front row seats to what marriage is ! it is our job as parents preparing them for their homes like arrows in the hands of warriors Psalms 127 faithfulness in marriage is one of the best ways to build the moral authority necessary for successful parenting By teaching our children that the world don’t revolve around them prepares them teaches them instills godly morals to be selfless to love unconditionally . as parents one of the greatest gifts we can give our children as moms and dads is to enjoy life together and In hope of a great marriage of their own someday. By seeing teaching leading and disciplining by example with our spouses how conflict is handled Conversations quality time love and al that marriage brings , it all starts with a godly foundation when marriage is prioritized everyone wins our children our spouses and their spouses and their children and so on and so on
Are we being women who change Society? What does that look like ? What’s your journey looking like ?
As see in John 4 we meet the woman at the well , the Samaritan woman
She had a encounter with Jesus and was changed made new tasted the living water . And not only did she meet Jesus , but He met her right where she was Jesus met her in her normal routine in her mundane day. Then she dropped her old ways her jug , as it was falling she ran to share the good news of Jesus ! She was a woman changing society. One of the first woman missionaries evangelist for Christ .
We’re called to follow her influence be a Woman shaping Society leading to Christ Sharing the good news and changing Society right where we are just as the woman at the well was and many more women for Christ Amen
In Joshua 2 we’re introduced to Rahab, a woman used by God , He had a plan reguard of her background , she was a harlot , a prostitute . But God saw her heart , He saw her faithfulness . God changed her destiny . We don’t know how she came to her level of faith vs12 – But we see her faithfulness come into play as she asked for a token of mercy for her family to be spared , then here is where her faithfulness showed , she hid the spy’s , she didn’t tell her people where the spy were they belived her due to her reputation.
Rehab is a Canaanite woman she is celebrated in Christian scripture for her faith Hebrews 1131, James 225 She was a woman of faith,
She even gave birth to Boaz as which makes her the great great grandmother of king David an ancestor to Jesus
Greatness flowed from rehab.
Rehab was redeemed chosen for greatness not only was she brave with courage she also was faithful regardless of her background she served the one true God.
And He had a plan for her in her obedience and faithfulness as she hid the spies .
As rehab here despise she knew this kind of offense would surely land her in prison for rehab wait for it anyway why? Because it was clear to her that the God of Israel was real.
God‘s parting of the Red Sea among other things had made her believe (Joshua 2:10 )
because of her courage she and her family were spared.
She a woman who was brave , a woman who was used in part of Gods plan . Verse 18 the scarlet cord, this is my favorite The scarlet cord would enable isreals army to identify Rahabs house and spare all who was inside . See the connection !!! The scarlet cord symbolizes the redemptive with of Christ that saves us all . The blood of Jesus Christ , By His blood we are redeemed we are saved! Protected As we seen in exodus the blood upon the door post it’s , Gods protection for all destruction to pass over us , we’re covered with that scarlet cord to this day! Verse 21 rahab bound the scarlet cord in the window . She was a woman of Faith , she was obedient to the only true GOD. Not only faithful but bravery as well.
Rehab teaches us the value of staying socially conscious of the world around us.
That knowledge made her alert and aware of what was happening when the spies showed up, she knew why they were there not for self pleasure ( remember she was a Harlot)
but for much more important task .
She trusted her intuition and acted to protect them. She bit on the winning team and it paid off .
So let’s ask ourselves a question. Are you paying attention are you called to be much more than churchgoers and worshipers. Are you called to be wise courageous and ready to act for good when you can?.
Maybe you aren’t called to save your family , but rather another group of vulnerable people who need your help each season comes with different callings!
What about Rahabs story inspires you to stay informed and courageous and ready to say yes to God when he calls?
Proverbs 18:4 Wise words are like deep waters ; wisdom flows from the wise like a bubbling brook
Our words flow from our character just like water bubbles so do our words bubble out of us as God calls us to the deep how will we Stewart our words and actions will we be foolish and not Stewart his invitation well will we sink or will we be wise Stewart’s and walk with him In the deep were changed cultivated more in His image
Is God calling you into the deep with Him ?
Are you saying yes to Jesus ? Accept His invitation . HE will be there with you every step you take .
Being a mom I think it one of the most hardest seasons in life , through each season we face as they grow . Speaking and living as the right examples and, pouring in the right things to them , being careful no to pour toxic into them . when I’m having a hard time or day , or even responding to how someone treats them . (Ouch) As the girls have grown so many season have just showed up and said I’m here ! Not a warm welcome but as an uninvited guess haha . Each season comes with laughter , tears, hurts, live and learn lessons but most of all they all come with teachable moments and produce growth . As a mama of these 2 young ladies and one 1 son (not in photo) I want to protect them for each heartache, from hurtful ways , for being mistreated by friends and all the things us as mamas know comes with life . But let’s be real we can’t ! But what we can do is teach them Jesus , teach them love , teach them respect and to be loyal good hearted humans and sometimes that might not come back to you from others . But to continue being the light shining for Jesus in every season of life . And then another hard truth for us mamas , *when teaching all this we must walk it also * This morning as I was talking to Jesus telling Him my heart asking Him Lord help me how do I do this how do I not let all the things shake me , and how do I speak and be a example of you through these seasons. To blind my eyes to the hurts , and keep them open on you Lord and your Love. How is this obtainable ? Being a praying woman , a praying wife , a praying mama!
• so mamas out their I ask y’all , what’s your current season of motherhood and how are you stewarding that well?