Hello out there!
Anybody else out there fighting for their family?
I’m in the fight, and right now I’m feeling pretty battered.
I have a confession.
For a while now, I’ve been focusing on MY time with God. I’VE been spending time with God. Time in His Word. Reading, praying, and communing. Your probably saying, “Yeah, so what’s wrong with that?” Well, the thing is, while I’ve been getting MYSELF in the Word, I’ve let our families devotion time go lacking. Ok, I’m being honest here, so I’ll just lay it out there and tell you that it’s been over a year since I’ve sat down and had a devotion with my girls. Man, that sounds a whole lot worse in print.
I’ve talked to God about this and He is showing me how to reclaim family devotions….how to fight for my family.
So we started last night.
I had my devotion all ready. I even printed out a color sheet for little bit so that she could follow along. I got them all rounded up and ready. I started by apologizing to them for not upholding my responsibility to teach them God’s Word. For not being the spiritual leader to them that I need to be. I’m pouring my heart out to them and then it starts.
KP 2 says, “Hey mom can I read the lesson tonight. Can I read the verses? I really want to read. Can I? Can I?”
KP 1...”Be quiet and let mama talk. You always interrupt!”
KP 3...”I gotta pee!”
ME….(out loud) “SIGH” (in my head) “AAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!”
It was down hill from there.
I did however, manage to get the scripture read. I got the point of the verse across to them. We had questions, we had answers.
We read God’s Word together. We shared. We prayed together. We strengthened our family.
I went to battle last night. It was a battle for my family. And although I came out feeling battered... through God’s strength I came out the victor.
I’m fighting for them now, so that later on, they will be able to fight for themselves.
Lord, help me live a balanced life. A life that honors and exalts only You.
Gratefully receiving His Grace,