As Christian women, we have a calling to live out our purpose and be effective for God’s kingdom.
Whether you are a stay at home mom, in the workplace or on the mission field, the time is now for Christian women to step out, speak out and show Christ-like love to others right where we are!
Join me each week for Biblical discussion to equip and encourage you in your calling to fulfill the gospel in your current season and wherever God has you!
Lies Good Moms Believe: I'm Just Too Busy To Read the Bible with Natalia Drumm
In today’s episode I am joined by my friend, Bible Teacher, author of Girlfriends in the Word and host of the Girlfriends in the Word podcast, Natalia Drumm.
I am so excited to share this discussion with you today as Natalia and I take on the lie: I’m Just Too Busy To Read the Bible!
Natalia’s passion is to help make Bible study encouraging, understandable and sustainable for every woman in every season of life.
As busy moms, it is a given that it is a battle to find time to spend in God’s Word and yet we know, as Christians, that time in God’s Word is the single most important use of our time next to prayer.
Each season of life presents new challenges that compete for our time and attention that can draw us away from reading our Bibles on a daily basis. Add in the expectations set by both ourselves and Christian culture and you will find some pretty discouraged Mamas feeling shame and condemnation when those expectations are not met.
Natalia and I are here today to talk openly and honestly about the struggle...because, yes Mama, it is real. We’re going to give practical tips to free you of those expectations leading to condemnation and encourage you to get back to the most important reason we read God’s Word - relationship.
Connect with Natalia on Instagram and at www.nataliadrumm.com to check out her Bible study resources mentioned today.
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Download this week's Lies Good Moms Believe Prayer Guide HERE!
The enemy knows that if we are in our Bibles and we are getting God’s Word, God’s Word is getting into us and it will absolutely transform everything we touch.
God’s Word is power and the enemy doesn't want us to have power.
Satan is crafty, not creative.
The enemy gives us just enough truth to discourage us but not enough truth to get us where we need to be.
In the race to be best we’ve lost what’s good.
As Christian women, we are getting a lot of noise from all different directions and somewhere in that we’ve lost wisdom.
Church and our relationship with God has essentially become something we check off a list and we wonder why we struggle on Monday through Saturday.
We’ve given up responsibility of fueling our souls to the pastors in the pulpit.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 - when you want to know what God wants from you, read this passage
As you are out doing the things, that’s how you make disciples.
Whether you are sitting in a laundry room or a board room, God is calling us to love Him with everything that we have and that works out in our day to day, mundane everyday life.
We all have the same 24 hours. How we choose to steward that time is a different story.
Let’s not lose sight of the fact that it’s simple… but it’s hard to accomplish
We get scared when things get hard, but we have to remember that God made us to do these hard and holy things
We are not too weak a women that we can’t accomplish this.
When God calls us to abide in Him and He calls us to spend time with Him and He wants to build this relationship with us, He’s not asking for something we can’t do. It just becomes an issue of prioritizing what we want to do.
Christianity is not for the faint in heart and it is not for the weak in spirit.
I am not responsible to multiply what God is doing. I am just responsible to show up.
God has assigned me this season, this period of time, because I am the girl for the job. He’s given it to me. He trusts me with it. So how can I give it back to the Master?
Lies Good Moms Believe: Growth Should Happen Quickly with Sarah Philpott
As busy Moms, we often find ourselves in a survival mindset rather than a growth mindset. We have good intentions to plant those good seeds and cultivate fertile soil in the hearts of our children and within ourselves, yet too often we despise seasons of growth as we seek quick fixes and fast results.
The enemy waits to plant lies into our minds that we are responsible for every aspect of growth in our children’s lives and if we don’t see it, we must be doing something wrong.
Through this honest discussion today, author Sarah Philpott is going to share practical tips and Biblical encouragement as it relates to the growth journey.
Grab a copy of Sarah's new book releasing October 12th, The Growing Season HERE!
Connect with Sarah by going to allamericanmom.net or on Instagram
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Download this week's Lies Good Moms Believe Prayer Guide HERE!
We are trying to quick solve our issues instead of trusting the Lord
The lie the growth must happen quickly comes when we as mothers think we are in control when really we are not. We are caretakers of these children’s lives.
The greater challenge of motherhood is the release and the understanding the role of stewardship rather than control.
We want quick fixes and we don’t like when things are uncomfortable.
We have to realize that we are doing is so important and we will see the growth
I do believe that the enemy tries to steal our joy throughout motherhood when we just need to be able to realize that our work is important.
We have to be able to see our trials as opportunities for growth
If we believe these lies, we are going to just wallow in this pit of despair
You can deliver a sucker punch to the enemy when you choose joy
Our kids are not problems to be solved or issues to be fixed. They are lives to steward.
“This is the day the Lord has made, I WILL rejoice and be glad in it.” - Psalm 118:24
Stop and look around you and find what is joyful.
We are going to be such better mothers when we abide.
When the enemy tries to whisper those lies, redirect your mind and say: “No! I am a good mother. I am loving my children. I am a child of God.”
Give yourself a checklist that you know you can accomplish
As moms, we are part of this planting and watering but ultimately it is God who gives the growth and we can rest assured, we can have that faith that God is in all of this and it is all going to be ok.
Lies I Believed in Broken Places with Author Bonnie Gray
In today’s episode I am joined by my friend, Author and Host of the Breathe: The Stress Less podcast, Bonnie Gray.
Bonnie writes regularly for DaySpring’s (in)courage and is the author of Whispers of Rest, Finding Spiritual Whitespace and today, we are going to be talking about her latest release: Sweet Like Jasmine - A memoir sharing her story as the daughter of a mail order bride, abandoned by her father at the age of 7 to be raised by her toxic and abusive mother.
Bonnie’s real life story is beautifully told like a novel that will have you turning page after page and I can’t wait for you to hear from her today as she speaks to the lies she battled as a result of her upbringing.
Join me for this special episode as Bonnie shares her story, excerpts from her new book release and offers encouragement to the Mom who comes from broken places.
In this episode, Bonnie discusses lies she believed such as:
You cannot be sad.
No one is going to help you.
You have to do everything on your own.
Nobody wants to hear your story. Nobody can relate to it.
Don’t talk about how lonely you feel.
There are parts of me I need to cut off, shut down and not talk about.
You can connect with Bonnie on Instagram @thebonniegray and at her website: thebonniegray.com
Grab a copy of Sweet Like Jasmine and the FREE audio book by going to sweetlikejasmine.com
You can connect with Somer on Instagram and Facebook @somercolbert and her website: somercolbert.com
FAVORITE TAKEAWAYS from Today's Episode:
We need a safe place to confide in God and in each other.
2 Corinthians 2:14-15
How can we share the fragrance of God’s love? It’s when we share our weaknesses.
The world’s view of triumph: I’m looking beautiful, awesome and nothings wrong and I’m always positive and always strong.
He completes you using things you already have.
I was serving in the church so I didn’t want anyone to think I was broken
I realized it wasn’t shameful that I was having anxiety and panic attacks, it was because I’ve been strong.
It’s not about just being from broken families - every woman has a different story.
Even though you’ve experienced brokenness, it doesn’t disqualify you from being a good mom.
Lies Good Moms Believe: "I Am Not Enough" with Cynthia Yanof
In today’s episode I am joined by my friend from Christian Parenting.org, author and host of the Pardon the Mess podcast, Cynthia Yanof, and we are here to take on a very important lie the enemy speaks to the hearts of every single Mom - and quite frankly, every single woman regardless of your parenting status.
The lie is: I Am Not Enough
When I surveyed my readers and listeners in preparing for this podcast series, this lie was by far the one I heard most. It is a lie that gets us right where we are weak and vulnerable because, let’s face it, we struggled with this lie before we were moms, before we were wives, and even before we were grown!
There is a reason why this lie is so common and so effective and today, Cynthia and I are going to tackle this lie head on and give you some practical advice, scripture to lean into and share some real life battle scars of our own as we continue facing this lie in our own lives.
Get ready, sister. This conversation will have you laughing and shouting “me too” as you listen but it will also give you the tools you need to defeat this lie in your own life.
You can connect with Cynthia on Instagram, her website: cynthiayanof.com and don't miss the Pardon the Mess podcast!
Grab your copy of Joyful, Patient, Faithful: A Parent's Prayer Journal for the 2021-2022 School Year by clicking HERE!
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Grab your copy of this week's Lies Good Moms Believe Prayer Guide HERE!
The enemy tailor makes the lies he speaks to us
If we realize his motives, we can get angry in a healthy way and stand against his lies
Two ways we respond to his lies:
Paralysis - we step out
Step in too much - we chase after things that aren’t necessarily God’s plan for our kids
Find perfect peace in God’s sovereignty over your parenting
Our best parenting comes when we are chasing after the Lord
“Don’t be afraid of failing. Be afraid of succeeding at the wrong things.” - Francis Chan
Why do we agree with the enemy’s lies?
We feel overlooked
1 John 2:20
I’m not overlooked - I’m anointed
We feel disqualified
Know how to repent and know your identity
We don’t have to have this idea that we should have already achieved this perfection as a mom, as soon as we become a mom.
Let’s not compare, let’s model after.
Guard who you allow to speak into your parenting
Everyone has an opinion - that’s overwhelming and that starts a comparison game.
Don’t reject teachable moments because you are threatened by another’s perceived perfection.
Esther 4:14 - “Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.”
If our impact wasn’t significant, the enemy wouldn’t go after it.
Wherever you are feeling “not good enough” - remember, He is raising up good in those places
Sit in God’s Word and sit in the truth of your anointing
Lies Good Moms Believe: I'm Fighting a Losing Battle with Trudy Lonesky
In today’s episode I am joined by my friend, author and host of the Kingdom Mamas Podcast, Trudy Lonesky, to take on a very important lie the enemy speaks to the hearts of Moms.
The lie is: I’m Fighting A Losing Battle - the world’s influence is greater than mine - and here’s why we are discussing this topic today...
The enemy’s pursuit of the misleading and destruction of our children, I believe, is worse than ever before. With countless outside influences speaking conflicting messages into their hearts and minds, how can Christian Moms stay ahead of the game and maintain godly influence over their children’s lives?
Take heart, Mama, you are bolder, stronger and more capable than you can possibly imagine and today, Trudy and I want to encourage and empower you to take on the enemy with a battle plan straight from God’s Word.
You can connect with Trudy on Instagram and Facebook and be sure to listen to the Kingdom Mamas podcast!
You can connect with Somer on Instagram and Facebook - and be sure to download this week's Lies Good Moms Believe Prayer Guide HERE!
Favorite Takeaways and Scriptures Referenced in today's episode:
Whatever is precious to God is precious to the enemy
The enemy wants nothing more than to take the identities of our children and to lie to them on the daily and to turn them away from God because, let’s face it, we are raising the next generation of disciples. So we have to stand firm and rebuke these lies.
The enemy wants nothing more than to disconnect the family unit and that foundation that we are creating in our children to create Christ followers.
He wants nothing more than to keep our children from spreading the gospel and being a light in this dark world
He wants this world to be dark and noisy and he wants it to be confusing for them
Operate in an Ephesians 6 mindset
If we stand as a victim, we are not actively creating “God-fidence” = God confidence
Are we looking for worldly valuation or are we looking to scripture?
Our thought life is powerful
Phillipians 4:8 Is it true, noble, kind, praiseworthy? If it’s not, it’s not of God and it has to go.
Let’s take a step back from what’s being said to you - if’ its not, it’s not God breathed.
Let’s disconnect from that and let’s hold on to Truth.
God says I’m chosen, God says I’m set apart, God says that He has plans and a future for me.
Romans 12:2 - Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind
It’s time to stand out through the way that we live our lives.
We are spiritual guardians over our children from the time they are entrusted to us
Declarations of prayer over your child:
This child is covered by the blood of Christ
The plans of the enemy will not prosper against this child
I will loose and bind any spirit that comes against this child
This soul must be so precious because both God and the enemy are after it
The Word is our weapon
Jesus countered everything the enemy said with God’s Word
Psalm 91 - insert your child’s name in that passage
The Blessing - by Kari Jobe
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Lies Good Moms Believe: "Someone Else Can Do A Better Job Than Me" with Becky Keife
We are in a series called Lies Good Moms Believe and today we are taking on the lie: “someone else could do a better job than me”.
This was a topic that came about as a result of a survey I did with my readers and listeners and this lie was one that really stood out to me, because, as I got to thinking about it, I believe is an unspoken battle for many moms, right?
This lie speaks shame, failure, inadequacy and a questioning of God’s sovereignty - ultimately, to agree with this lie is to confess out loud that we don’t believe that God got it right when He made us the mother of our kids...and what a dangerous lie to agree with!
In today’s episode we are taking on this lie and joining me in this discussion, is Author, speaker and Community Manager for Dayspring’s (in)courage - Becky Keife!
Becky is the author of multiple books and Bible studies including, “No Better Mom for the Job” and her latest release: The Simple Difference.
Get ready for some honest talk from two Mamas just doing our best and trusting God to do the rest!
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Connect with Becky on Instagram and at beckykeife.com and check out her books: No Better Mom for the Job and The Simple Difference!
Because we care so much, we are faced with our own inadequacies
Today we have an extra layer of struggle living in the social media age where we see a highlight reel of other people’s lives
Sometimes we don’t realize we are living under this blanket of inadequacy and shame
Learn to study your child and yourself and set boundaries that set you up for success
I’m going to fail my child
I’m not going to be what they need
What if what I have to give is not enough for what is needed?
When we’re stuck in this lie, we are stuck in our own lack. When we are focused on our lack we are not looking to rely on God’s power and that’s what the enemy stands to gain by convincing us this (lie) is true.
We need to be fully reliant on God in order to steward these lives well.
Do I trust God or do I believe He made a mistake in pairing me and my sons together?
Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean I’m doing it wrong
Just because I feel like I’m not cut out for it doesn’t mean God made a mistake - there is a plan and a purpose for this journey.
As I am helping my kids grow up, God is helping me grow too.
God is going to use your relationship with your kids as an opportunity for your own growth
Be honest with God. He can handle your doubts, your pain, your frustration, your fears. As women, we often don’t realize how much we are holding in. Journal, go on walks, get it out in order to be able to hold more.
Philippians 1:6 - the One who began a good work in you...Friend, your story is not over - God is continuing to do a good work in you!
Such a helpful listen
A great conversational podcast for Christian women wanting to grow their faith; just the right mix of practical and spiritual