How to Have a Spiritually Rich Mom-life

Posted by Karen Sanchez on

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Becoming a mom means facing a realization that life is now utterly and completely different. Though it’s amazingly joyful and essentially good, for many Christian moms, it’s also tinged with a sense of spiritual loss. Motherhood is full of so much giving to another and so little time for one’s self.

Motherhood is saturated with hidden opportunities for profound spiritual growth. Often those opportunities are hidden directly behind the most stressful, frustrating, and toughest parts of parenting. But with some spiritual determination and a bit of creativity, we can find them.

Commune with God—Any Time, Anywhere

While extended quiet times may be few and far between in the mom-life, short snippet prayers can abound! We can foster a different type of intimacy with God by connecting with Him throughout the day.

My heart may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart” (Psalm 73:25-26)

Live in Holy Reliance

hidden behind the how-do-I-do-this moments of motherhood is an invitation into humility, brokenness, and grace-empowered God-reliance. Motherhood reminds us of how little we have, drawing us to our abundantly generous God.

Receive God’s Parental Love

As mothers, in all our working and giving and serving and providing for our own children, we’re given a divine privilege: a glimpse, a small sliver of experiencing God’s unconditional, intimate, abundant, grace-filled love for us.

“As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you” (Isaiah 66:13)

Live on the Lookout

As moms, we simply need a determined mindset, seeking to discover the hidden opportunities before us that invite us into deeper intimacy with God. So live on the lookout!

Those faith-deepening opportunities are there in your life—they may even be hidden away in parenting’s hardest moments. Keep searching. Behind even the exhaustion and frustration, God is there!💓😇

 

 

 

 


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