Hello, friend. Do you need strength today? I know I do. If you are like me, I seem to be needing more and more strength and endurance to get through my day as our younger five children are entering the tween and teen years. The only other season of life I remember being this depleted at the end of the day was when all eight of our children were here in our home under one roof. Life was a little crazy during that time :) I had five in diapers, nursing one, another having special needs all while also raising three teenagers. During that time I cried out for strength but little did I know I would cry out again for a different kind of strength as the five that were once in diapers are now entering the tween and teen years. These years open up a whole new set of joys and challenges.
In 2 Samuel 22, David looks back and recalls how the Lord helped him during some difficult times in his life. God empowered David to face challenges without fear and run through barricades. Because David trusted Him, God made his way perfect. Because David trusted Him, God shielded him in the battle. In the strength of the Lord, David was able to be an overcomer.
Just like David, I can look back during those years and see how God strengthened me to get through some tough times. If God gave me strength before, He will surely give and be my strength today.
Lord, I need you today. I thank You for being my strength today, for empowering me to not only survive today but to thrive, to prosper and flourish today and enjoy my blessings before me. I declare that this is the day that You have made and I will rejoice in it! In Jesus' name Amen
As a Mom to eight children, six who are adopted and two who are birthed, I learned early on that children love to hear stories especially their birth story! Telling our children stories has been one amazing tool to reach the heart of our children that we adopted and birthed. My husband and I parent with the goal of striving to reach the heart of our children. Matthew 6:21 says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” As stated in Strong’s Concordance, our heart denotes the center of all physical and spiritual life; our soul and our mind. Our heart is the fountain and seat of our thoughts, passions, desires, affections, purposes and endeavors. It is where our will and character begin. It is the very place in which we store up our treasures; where good and precious things are collected, and kept. READ MORE..
“However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.” Valerie Harper