Monday, March 31, 2014

Motherhood marathon

My children, my disciples, pointing them to Christ .  Translating this into everyday life means pouring yourself out all day everyday.  Children place a demand on you like nothing else.  Creating a place of refuge and love in your home.  A place where they will grow, feel treasured, loved and get all they need to fulfill they greates potential in The Lord. Teaching contentment.  So many amazing things to teach and experience with our children as they grow.  Growing as a family, ups and downs. Yes I am building a home.  A wise woman builds her house,  but the foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Rythem is on my mind

Lately God has had  rhythm on my mind.  The rhythm of family life has felt somewhat retarded for me.  There is a lack of freedom.  I have been telling myself  "it's because we have young kids" but something has always felt very inadequate about this answer.  I believe there is an extreme blessing for my family and I as I start to catch a huge revelation from God about our family rhythm and what it should be.  Many times we try to fit into the rhythm of the culture surrounding us, when we are all unique and so are our families, so why can't we have a unique way of doing things.  But I believe it requires "stepping out of the box"  letting God lead you in where you need to do that.  If God is leading you it will yield a harvest of peace for your household and not chaos.  It will allow God's rhythms to flow in your family instead of such rigidness.  There are people that will try to hold you back from your freedom, but don't let them.  It is for freedom that Christ set us free.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

"Routine" vs "Rythem"

The "cycles" we establish in our lives are very important, as it determines the "rythem" of our lives.  I use the word "rythem". And it makes me think of the word "heartbeat". God has established the "seasons" of the year.  The seasons change and that comes with changes in weather and changes in the natural landscape.  We learn that "change" is healthy and not to hold on to tight to anything.  Since there are only 4 seasons we also learn that consistency is important to.  God has shown me that there are times where I have to insert a change into my routine,  just so I don't get "stuck" in a certain pattern.  While we have routines,  you want your life to have more of a "rythem" than a "routine". Thank You Father!!

A Garden Marriage con't.

Our husbands' God given roles are more limited than wives in the marriage.  I don't mean "limited" in a negative way.  In the Garden of Eden "man" was given a "job" and that job was to tend and keep the garden but the "woman was given a "role". That requires us to do many different jobs, whatever our "role" requires at any given time

Saturday, March 15, 2014

What do u believe about God

Belief systems play a huge role in our relationship with God.  How do we believe God feels about us?  What do we believe He wants for us?  How do you think God wants you to feel???

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Motherhood and marriage

When u have young children the rythem of life is constantly changing but God has given me guideposts.  When I talked to God about how tired I am at now and how I feel like I don't have energy to do anything else once the kids are I'm bed he said:
John 9:4 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. 

This let me know todo my work while it is day.

Then I was irritated with my husband this morning and I was praying about being a good wife and He answered me:
Proverbs 31:12 She does him good and not evilAll the days of her life. 
Genesis 2:18 And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” 

These 2 scriptures reminded me of the template God created for marriage in the garden of Eden and I was created for the sole purpose of being a helper to my husband and to exercise dominion in my domain.  The domain that God has given me.  The garden of Eden marriage is pretty simple.

What about Eve???

Genesis 2:18 And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” 

I believe women struggle with the role that God designed them for much more than men do.  It dates back to the garden when the serpent decided to deceive Eve.  He obviously saw her as an easier target.  I believe Satan still see women as easier targets in some areas.  I find that the biggest debates among married women or whether or not to have children, whether or not to work outside of home or inside of home, whether or not to send kids to school or homeschool them.  These issues stir up the strongest emotions among wives and mothers.  I wonder why???  What side does media lean more towards in these debates???  

What does all this have to do with Eve way back when, in the garden???  Well when God created Adam, He gave him a job; to tend and keep the garden.  When God created Eve He did not give her a "job". He gave her a "role".  That role was a helper to Adam.  This was God's original template for marriage.  As a fulltime homemaker,  the media is like an apple that dangles in front of my face that says "know more, be more, do more.  Just like that apple Satan dangles long ago.  Yes,  Eve intrigues me;  as she should.  She is my original template.

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