We want to do all the things and be all the things that our children need. We also struggle with the busy demands of life and a deep desire to sit at the feet of our Savior. Do we have to give up one for the other? What does it look like to balance our time with the Lord while also meeting the daily needs of those most precious to us? How can we serve Jesus through the way we love our kids? Join me and be encouraged as I discuss these questions and more with blogger, speaker and Author of "Draw Near", Monika Kirkland!
Links from today's conversation:
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Connect with Monika on Instagram @monikakirkland
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Inviting God into my mothering journey
We don’t just meet God on Sunday morning - He’s with us all throughout our week in every moment. He is with you in the preschool drop off line, He is with you when you are folding laundry, He is with you when you’re doing dishes.
Partnership with the Lord in all those little moments
Take a moment to just ground yourself in the presence of the Lord and invite Him in to whatever it is that you are doing
Pause and take a moment to thank God for the ways He has brought you through
It’s not about anything we do, it’s about what has been done for us - we get to rest in the grace and the love of Jesus
We don’t have to strive, we don’t have to earn, we don’t have to wear busyness like a badge of honor - we get to just rest in God’s presence
It is so easy to compare our season to someone else’s season
If you are in a season where you just have to clear everything off your plate, rest and remain and steward your family and steward motherhood - I challenge you to not compare to other people who are in a different season - that’s just where the enemy loves to attack - he has you looking at what everyone else is doing and feeling like you don’t measure up
The truth is, I am not enough on my own, I am only enough by His grace and His power
Simple is sustainable
I was making it about the doing instead of about the resting in His presence
If you’re not taking care of your soul, you are going to be spiritually malnourished
What are those simple ways that you can simply nourish your soul
Let’s do our best to model for our kids what it looks like to be present with whoever you are with
Look at your child and partner with the Holy Spirit and ask Him - who did you make them to be? And then call that out and affirm it and speak it over their life because our words have so much power.
Speak life into your children
A little goes a long way. You don’t need to be too ambitious to where it’s not sustainable.
Life happens and we are weak vessels at times and we have to give ourselves grace and balance - if time with our kids becomes something that we think is just "one more thing" that we have to do at the end of the day then it just loses the heart behind it.