Inspiration Motherhood

Arise, sleepy mommy😘

May 6, 2018

Mother’s Day is this month! Happy Early Mother’s Day to all of the beautiful mommas out there!

I recently came upon a song, You Came, by Melissa and Jonathan Helser .

 

Have you heard it? If not, you need to listen! God often highlights certain songs to me and I literally play them over and over because I feel like the Lord is trying to impress a truth to my heart through worship. (I mean I have probably listened to this song over 50 times this week. This sometimes drives my family crazy, so I have learned to use headphones because not everyone in my family enjoys listening to the same thing over and over and over again like I do! Haha).

The reason why I love this song so much lately is because I feel like it expresses my journey in motherhood really well.

I don’t know about other moms with young children, but for myself, I really was not prepared for motherhood when I became pregnant with my first son at 23. I was a young bride and we became pregnant on our honeymoon. I was never a “kid person,” even though at the time we said we were both “open” to having children right away, we really didn’t know what we were saying “yes” to. haha

I am so thankful for God blessing me with my kids when I was in my young 20s and beyond. Although I really had NO CLUE what I was doing, each of them are a true gift and I would not change when I had them for anything.

But honestly, I felt spiritually quite “dead” and had a hard time connecting to God in that season. I think mainly because I was exhausted and my only prayer requests at that time were for a nap, enough breast milk to feed my babies, and money for ENDLESS diapers. (We had 3 kids in diapers all at the same time at one point). No, I did not cloth diaper for my first 3 kids because I really could not handle one more thing on my plate…sorry to the earth!

Over the past years, the Lord has reawakened my heart to Him. Did it happen over night? Not really. It happened one step at a time as I began CHOOSING THANKFULNESS for my season of life. My heart reawakened as I began taking one baby step towards the Lord each day.

I am writing this post for all the mommas out there who feel like they are in a kinda spiritually dead season of life…please reach out the the Father, because He delights in meeting you. You can just begin with listening to some worship music throughout the day while doing stuff around the house. I listen to free worship music and sermons almost everyday on youtube while cooking or doing dishes or other mundane chores. Or read a scripture and ponder one verse that sticks out to you throughout the day. These small things have helped give life to me in tremendous ways. As I do this daily, I have felt my heart come alive.

God has taught me so much in this journey of being His daughter. One of the biggest lessons I have learned is that He is so so much kinder than I knew Him to be. John 11 has the story of Lazurus…I love how this song helps me visualize His heart towards us. Can you picture Jesus standing outside our “tomb”, with tears still fresh on his face, calling us forth…”Awake! I am here! I love you! Come out!”

This song is so tender. The lyrics are incredible (my comments are in parentheses):

You stood outside my grave (Do you feel “dead” inside today?)
With tears still on Your face (He is so tender towards us…His affections are for you…do you believe it?)
I heard You say my name (He sees us, He knows you…You are precious to Him)
My night was turned to day (He can turn any circumstance around for your good.)
You came, I knew that You would come (He is so faithful, He loves you so much momma!)
You sang, My heart it woke up (Can you hear Him calling you forth and will you choose to tune in and listen?)
I’m not afraid, I see Your face, I am alive (You don’t have to be ashamed of the ways you could have done things better in your life. If you have repented, He has forgiven you❤)
You came I knew that You would come (Cling onto hope…remember the days when He has come through for you…remember your testimony)
You said death’s only sleeping (Whatever hard circumstance is hurting you today, this too shall pass…)
With one word my heart was beating (He is the only one that can bring you back to life. Don’t look at your spouse to bring you back to life, don’t look at other people or things to fill your soul, only He can do it!)
I rose up from my grave (Run to Him, He is waiting with His arms open…)
My fear was turned to faith (Keep running towards Him, even if you stumble, keep going…He is waiting.)
You are a miracle-working God
You are a miracle-working God
You are a miracle-working God
You are a miracle-working God
You are
You turn my fear into faith
You raise me up from the grave
You came, yeah You came, yeah You came
I knew you would come.

Sometimes miracles are big…but to a lot of mommas out there, a miracle is just catching your breath because life is really THAT crazy each day with your little ones.

To all the mommas out there, may we truly find our rest and strength in Him every day in the mundane work of life. Please don’t look back and regret on time wasted (The Lord knows I have wasted years), just repent if you have made mistakes and start afresh today by moving a tiny step forward. You are so loved❤

Jeremiah 31:3 “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”

Here are some of my favorite sermons on YouTube that I have discovered to help you get started:

Charlotte Gambill- this one is so good! It’s about how we as women need to help and encourage each other, not compete.

Brian Johnson- This one is absolutely phenomenal. I so honor his openness and rawness. It’s about how he overcame a nervous breakdown.

John and Lisa Bevere- They were on the Sid Roth show sharing about how God healed their incredibly tumultuous marriage. I so value their vulnerability ❤.

 

Enjoy!

I love my crew! They are THE BEST❤

 

 

 

 

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