Monday Mama Motivation: Pray, Play & Provide

“Invest in being at home”
{taken from my Morning Devotional }

Now, by faith, I stay at home more often than I might naturally choose, keeping my home, trusting God to bless my obedience. Oh, I’m not home at all the time, but I am there much more than I was! And there are many blessings!

When I’m home, I’m spending less money. I’m also eating fewer calories and saving the time it takes to go somewhere in the car. The ultimate bonus, though – and God knew this would be the case – has been the sense of well-being I’ve experienced. I can see that all is well at home, that everything is under control.

Wisdom is in the sight of him who has understanding, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
Proverbs 17:24

Be home more often…..The wise woman realizes the value of being home. But the foolish woman {which is what I was} is always looking “out there” {in the mall, in the outlet stores, in a friend’s home, in coffee house, etc.} for fulfillment, excitement, activity, and meaning.

Whatever my “work” is, my husband and children and home will always be a higher priority and more important to me. My work, my ministry, is farther down the list of God’s priorities for me…. Near the top is a home-lover, a homemaker.

I loved these encouragements from the devotion, about 4 days worth. This is where my heart is right now…being at home with my family. And I’m not saying I don’t go anywhere. I do but it is very, very limited, maybe one thing a month.  And if your in this place were you feel disconnected to your home and if there is something or someone that is causing you to always be out of your home then take it to the Lord.  Ask Him if this is something that you need to step away from. It’s something I had to learn the hard way, I was that lady that was foolish and was seeking fulfillment in things other than my home. But I found out that those “other things ” were not what the Lord has for me right now.  He revealed that to me and it has been a blessing.

Now I that I am working, which means my time with my family is even more limited and precious and of more importance than anything else. My time is very limited with them, I really need to make that time count. Even when I don’t want to, trust me there are times when I come home and my body and mind is dead tired. It’s in those times that I have to ask the Lord for His strength. And He gives it to me, last week I had the opportunity to ask for His strength. I was tired and weary and my little punkin’ wanted to do a craft with her. I didn’t have it in me, not that I didn’t want to it was just bad timing, I was tired from the day at work} and I was getting grouchy {can you relate to that?} And I was just like “God please I need your strength right now your joy!”. And you know what He provided that for me. We ended up having a blessed time and her heart was so joyful. It was worth every minute of it. Don’t miss out on those blessings for those things that are temporary. Our kids we have on loan, from the Lord. It’s never to late to start.

By His Grace,
Adrienne

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