Tagged with " fear of the Lord"

I Must Know God’s Word

It is sad but true . . . I have often been told by “godly” older women and pastors that it is ok to NOT spend time studying the Word during this busy season of life. I have been told that I should not worry about it or let it bother me. They said that someday when the kids are grown there will be plenty of time for that.

UM. . . .

Then how will I teach my children to love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength? If anything, as Kay Arthur has encouraged countless women, NOW IS the time to be spending in the Word. The very FOUNDATION of the training of my children rests upon MY understanding, as a mom, of God’s Word. I can only give my children as much of Jesus as I have myself. I can’t tell them they are to do something, if I don’t know what and why the Bible says to do it. I can’t tell them to stop doing something that is wrong unless I KNOW what the Bible says.

Moms, no matter how busy you are, no matter how many little ones you have, you MUST make time to spend daily in the study, memorization, and meditation of God’s Word. Don’t let anything deter you from your most important “duty.” Lay aside all of the “spiritual books”, novels, and how-to books. Put God’s Word first above all else (including social media). Satan desires to snatch away, through distractions, needs of littles, tiredness, and busyness, this precious time with the Lord. Fight for it. Sometimes you must be creative, but ***fight*** with all your might for time at the Savior’s feet.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12

Matthew 10:38-42
“Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.

But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:

But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

When I am Weak . . . Then am I Strong

We all want to be super wife, super wife, and super mom. We want our children to always sit perfectly, act perfectly, and talk perfectly. We think our homes must be spotless and in perfect order at all times. The list goes on. Are you getting the “perfect” picture?

I know there are many times when I fall on my knees, tears streaming down my cheeks and I cry out to the Lord,
“Lord! I can’t do this. There are so many of them, and just one of me. Every time I turn around another little one needs me. Sometimes I don’t even remember what I was doing.
Lord, I just don’t know how to do all of this!!!”

BINGO!!!! This is exactly where the Lord wants me. Weak and needing Him.

II Corinthians 12:10 says, “For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

When I “feel” as if I can do it all, I don’t look to the Lord for help. I act as if I am sufficient in and of myself. but when I weak, and I can’t handle everything, the only place I can turn is to the Lord! I must run to His everlasting arms, seek His face, and let go of trying to control everything myself.

So the next time your children are crying during church or in the store and you just want to hide, remember to cry out to the Lord, lean on Him and He will strengthen you!

Sep 14, 2012 - Motherhood    No Comments

Quote

“If the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, why would we ask those who do not fear the Lord to teach our children?” Doug Phillips