Last year, I took Joyce Meyer’s #3030challenge. I studied the Bible daily for 30 minutes then posted what I learned. I’d like to go back and share some of the topics that were particularly eye-opening. I hope you find them helpful!
Christian women love comparing themselves to Proverbs 31. I think I would, too. Except Mrs. Proverbs 31 is a wife and I’m not. I’m a single mother. Some days it hurts knowing that I don’t have the perfect family. After all, no little girl says, “I wanna be a baby mama when I grow up.” But I do try to live a life as close to the Bible as possible.
Not just for me, but for my Nugget. I can’t raise her to love the Word if I’m living like a heathen. So I take the Bible and incorporate it into my life as best I can. Hoping that somewhere along the way my daughter will see the importance of following Christ. If I fail in every other area, at least she’ll have Jesus- which is really all she needs. Until then…
The Baby Mama of Noble Character
Based on Proverbs 31:10-31
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I already studied parenting, but this is mom-specific. Because we love moms!
If children are the future then every mother, to some degree, determines the future. Of course we all know God has the final say.
To the woman he said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children.” (Genesis 3:16)
Pre-baby, I was a very different woman to say the least. As for “nurturing,” the only thing I could keep alive was a resilient wandering Jew.
What’s the quickest way to feel bad about your lot? Easy, just compare yourself to someone else. Funny really… I’d feel so great about something until I compared myself to another person.
Most times I don’t realize I’m doing it until my mood changes.
When I catch my thoughts sneaking off to Compare Myself to Others City, I have to make a conscious effort to pull them over and send them back to their hometown of Mind My Own Business. Or they can visit their cousins in the great state of Be Grateful for What You Got.
If you read my post Oh, Hamburgers, then you know I have a difficult time saying no to yummy food after bland dieting.
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
The fruit of righteousness? Why not the Milano dark chocolate cookies of righteousness? 😥
Haha, just a little joke. But seriously.
Now I fully understand what Paul meant when he said, “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” (Romans 7:15)
I know what I need to do to obtain the results I want, but instead I indulge in stuff that sets me back. Ugh.
I was reflecting on my past today and I remember being so envious of people from privileged Christian homes who would just go nuts for Jesus. And I used to think, “Duh! Of course you love Jesus. You’re not struggling!”
Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. (Luke 6:21)
It’s no secret that Jesus loves Him some impoverished people. He likes to get down with the downtrodden. But it’s not fun for the rest of us. No offense to Jesus, but suffering sucks.