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Perfect Shepherd

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You may not understand the entire scope of motherhood, but be encouraged: The Good Shepherd will take care of you and gently lead you!

Isaiah 40:11

He gently leads those that have young.

When you are a mom, you do not have a ton of time to get into deep Bible studies or lengthy prayer times. So what is a mom to do? Quit reading the Bible? No!  Quit praying to God because that takes too much time? No! We just need to change our expectations and adjust them to our new hectic life style.

God understands that our days are consumed with taking care of our children.  The busyness of a toddler’s life, alone, makes a mom’s life full.  Take heart, moms…God “gently” leads those that have young. 

We, as moms, need to change our expectations of our walk with the Lord by focusing on one verse per week.  During the week, really allow the verse to soak into your soul.  Write it out and place the verse somewhere in your home where you will see it often and read it often.  Allow the Holy Spirit to teach you the meaning of that verse and how it applies to your life.  Secondly, instead of having a long prayer life in a quiet place, have conversations with God throughout your day.  Invite Christ into every aspect of your life and talk to him about your day, all during the day.  Tell God when you are discouraged, aggravated, frustrated and deflated because you don’t know how to parent your child.  God is interested in all of those details and He wants to carry those burdens for you. The last part of changing your expectations is quit trying to be a super mom and start “resting” in the Lord.

Prayer

Father,

Thank You that You understand my life of being a mom.  I don’t even understand the whole scope of it at times, but I am so thankful that You do and You promise to take care of me and gently lead me.  I need You! God, show me ways that I can spend time with You. Help me to adjust to this new pace of life--meet me where I am so I can rest in You.

 

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