We are a few days away from the day that is set aside to celebrate the gift of motherhood…Mother’s Day! On this day we celebrate and love on our mothers, grandmothers, godmothers or mother-like figures and are celebrated for those of us that are mothers ourselves. The role of mother is a precious gift from God, however there a times when we get tired, feel like we’re failing and in essence just need a break. There is always so much to do…cook, clean, assist with homework, tons of laundry, playtime, kiss a boo boo…the list could go on and on. In the midst of all of that we as mothers have to find time to REST!!!
Recently I was reading a devotional from Proverbs 31 Ministries and thought it was perfect to share with my girlfriends leading up to Mother’s Day. This particular devotional is titled “How To Climb The Mountain of Motherhood“. The author discusses how to deal with the many tasks, which feel like mountains, of motherhood and learning to take time to be refreshed and renewed. The best way to be refreshed is finding rest in Jesus and allowing Him to restore the virtue through His Word and quiet time with Him and Him alone. We need this time alone with Christ so that we can be renewed mentally and spiritually (sometimes emotionally too) so we can regain our confidence and complete the tasks at hand all with a peace of mind and calming spirit. When we are all worked up and stressed from all of our various to-dos or what is not yet completed, we make the job harder when we haven’t taken the time to stop and spend time with our Savior.
So today I encourage you to do just that. Take a break sis. Send the hubby and kids to the store, put them to bed, tip out and find you a quiet place where you can obtain rest from Him. You will walk away feeling refreshed, renewed, rejuvenated and ready to conquer the tasks of motherhood successfully!
For God alone my soul waits in silence and quietly submits to Him, For my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation; My fortress and my defense, I will not be shaken or discouraged. – Psalm 62:5-6
I wish you all a Happy and Blessed Mother’s Day!
Peace & Blessings,