Thursday, July 9, 2009

Moms' Bible Study

So this summer, I have had the amazing privilege to meet weekly with some of the other moms from our church. We are about to start a new Bible study called "Shepherding a Child's Heart" and I'm super pumped about it. Yesterday, Meg, who leads the study, gave us these six points to remember... I know a lot of the people who read my blog are actually IN the Bible study, but for those moms who read this who weren't there, I want to share these things! Great wisdom to remember...

1. My children are a gift from God and should be considered a blessing!
-James 1:16-18; Psalm 127
2. I am called by God to raise my children!
-Ephesians 2:10
3. I have been given everything I need to do this... I just have to use it!
-2 Peter 1:3
4. My labor, no matter how seemingly tedious and fruitless, is not in vain!
-1 Corinthians 15:58; Proverbs 22:6
5. Even when I'm weary, His empowerment is available!
-2 Corinthians 9:8; Jude 24-25
6. I cannot do this apart from Him.

I'm trying to encourage myself in these things. Even though Parker isn't really at the age where I have to discipline her a WHOLE lot (I mean, yes, we do get timeouts for throwing dog food or climbing on Jackson's kennel in an attempt to get on the kitchen counter), I know that it is never to early to start preparing MY heart for the "tougher" parenting as she grows and develops her personality even more. I can't wait to see what God teaches me through this study and the women who are walking through it with me!

1 comment:

LindseYaYa said...

I think I may tattoo numero five on my face... backward... that way when I look into the mirror, I'll remember to look up.

Thanks for posting these. I'm intrigued. xo