Because in that moment I started thinking about my children as adults, and even though we were joking about us being grandparents, a part of me wondered, “Lord, I hope I am preparing my children to become good adults.”
Do you ever wonder that?
Yes, our job is to parent, but that job won’t last forever. Yes, we will always be Momma, but eventually, our children will become adults.
When I look at this picture and see my parents and siblings, there is a hope I feel in knowing that what I am doing now as a Momma, as a parent, is paying off. None of us are perfect, but we know where we come from.
As Mommas on the mission field of raising our children, sometimes we must stop and do what’s best, and no matter what, enter in and enjoy the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
This spring, as I make my checklist of window cleaning, decluttering, and planting, I want to start like an opened window in spring to air-out the house and open my heart to where God is calling me to rest. It is totally in His arms of course; and in his arms I find a rest that no bubble bath, lazy afternoon nap, nor massage can give me.
I find spiritual rest in Him.
Even in seasons of brief devotion time with Jesus, we can still create a simple routine that we look forward to. Being faithful, even in a small way, allows us to slow down and create space to meditate on Him and learn His ways.
I can testify that if I do not have some type of devotion and/or prayer in the morning, the rest of my day is at risk of me being less than stellar in operating in grace, compassion, patience, and love (Psalm 145:8). I know for a fact that starting my day with God’s Word and prayer enhances my morning as well as prepares me for what the day holds.