Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Thought

I have not always been as strong as I am in the word of God.  Today the Lord showed me something, that he has always been in control.  I just needed to stop and let him work.  I became a Christian when I was 23 yrs old and I knew nothing about the Bible.  I came from a home where it was not talked about.  My father maybe tried but I never heard.  I married my high school sweetheart, we had our first baby at the age of 21, and from there I fell in love with being a mom.  I have learned these things in my 10 yr walk as a Christian. 

It was today while doing my third load of Laundry at 10am that this all came to me.  I think very well when I am in the shower, doing laundry, or when I get up earlier than my children do in the morning.  The Lord has been working in my life and stirring my thoughts for this very day.  I am so grateful more than ever for the life my Lord has given me I was given a great peace in my heart. 

1.  A Mother is a very serious role.  The Father in Heaven selected my children just for my husband and me.  They are on loan from him because really they are his children first.  I always knew that they were special gifts; I just never knew how big of a role model I am.  Being a mother is so much more than a title.  I am in charge of bringing up Godly seed.  I must plant seeds and tend them well. 
2. We are to live debt free.  Okay, I know some of us are not at that point, but we must get there fast.  Our husbands are not our workhorses.  If he makes $60,000, we should not spend $60,001.  Keep him free to be a father, keep him healthy, not worn out.  You do not deserve a home you cannot pay for, or expensive clothes that you need to charge.  I say this because I lived this way for the first 10 yrs of my 14 yr marriage.  We spent and spent just thinking that my husband would be healthy, and able to work.  This is not the way to live.  The last 3 years the Lord has showed us what is important.  Having daddy around for his girls, not coming home to a stack of bills he cannot pay for when hrs fall short at work.  You may be on top now but things can and will change, be ready.

Living without a mortgage, and huge amounts of bills has turned my husband’s life around.  He has always been the type not to ask for much.  He has always wanted to give us the best.  The best your husband can give you is himself.  It is not money, a fancy house, or a nice car.  Look deep into your heart?  Are you trying to be a Woman of God?  Can I recommend something for you to listen to during a quite time?  These cd’s have taught me so much, it is, - She Shall be Called Women. 

3. I always have said that to be a Christian you must follow the whole Bible, even if it hurts.  Easy to say when you are on top of everything and life is grand.  I always pray that I do not receive the tests that Job went through.  I hope I can run my life the way the Bible says to, not the way I see fit.  His rules are simple, yet hard.  I am not perfect but I am trying to follow Gods ways the best I can. 
One last thing you can think about, something that I think about often, "Be fruitful and multiply."  Something many Christians just bypass when they study the word.  I have always wanted many children even before I was a Christian, but times were good then.  It is easy to be positive and strong in faith when you are not being tested.  In the last 4 years we were tested; we lost a baby, we lost a great job, we left a Church for good reasons, we took a 60% pay cut, and now my husband is laid off for the second month.  That makes a family rethink a lot.  My husband says we will press on, Gods will is sufficient. 

I have to admit I feel as if we should be done, I mean seven kids is a lot.  Even as I type this, I feel the Lord telling me to follow his word, listen to my husband, and rest knowing that my Lord is never wrong.  I pray, that even during hard times, we stay strong in Gods ways.



Mrs. Stam said...

This is a very good post! Trusting in the Lord and surrendering it all, it not a easy task!!!

We are call to submit to our husband as unto the Lord, but neither is easy!!!! But comes with lots of blessings!

Phil 4:6-7
1 Peter 5:6-7

are the verses that came to mind while reading your post!

Gardenia said...

this is a lovely post. sometimes our revelatory thoughts come to us when we least expect them. God is definitely working through you, and guiding you.