I have been in a rut. If any of you know me… you can probably tell that I am in a rut by my facebook posts. I go through these stages where I am a good mom/wife/housekeeper – bad – good – bad.
And by ‘bad’ – I mean lazy. Out of control. My household has been full of chaos lately & I don’t know how to calm things down. I don’t know how I get in these lazy/chaotic ruts.
God speaks to me & tells me,
“GET UP and stop being lazy!”
He NEEDS to YELL at me though, haha.
He is telling me,
“These children are a gift I gave you! I gave you your husband! You have a roof over your head & food on the table! What are you doing with these blessings I gave you?”
Am I the only one that God needs to yell at & scold? I sure feel like it!
So there is a lot on my mind as a sahm. As I go to look up verses for different reasons, somehow God keeps making me stumble upon verses like these below… and even when I see these verses for husbands/fathers - I am feeling like this is God speaking to ME, not men. Really all these verses apply to me too.
I really have some shaping up to do!
Children are a gift from the Lord; babies are a reward.
He gives children to the woman who has none and makes her a happy mother. Praise the Lord!
If you do not punish your children, you don't love them, but if you love your children, you will correct them.
Even children are known by their behavior; their actions show if they are innocent and good.
Train children to live the right way, and when they are old, they will not stray from it.
Don't fail to punish children. If you spank them, they won't die.
Correction and punishment make children wise, but those left alone will disgrace their mother.
Correct your children, and you will be proud; they will give you satisfaction.
Her children speak well of her. Her husband also praises her,
Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents as the Lord wants, because this is the right thing to do.
Fathers, do not make your children angry, but raise them with the training and teaching of the Lord.
Children, obey your parents in all things, because this pleases the Lord.
Fathers, do not nag your children. If you are too hard to please, they may want to stop trying
1 Timothy 3:4
He must be a good family leader, having children who cooperate with full respect.
1 Timothy 3:12
Deacons must have only one wife and be good leaders of their children and their own families.
1 Timothy 5:10
She must be known for her good works—works such as raising her children, welcoming strangers, washing the feet of God's people, helping those in trouble, and giving her life to do all kinds of good deeds.
An elder must not be guilty of doing wrong, must have only one wife, and must have believing children. They must not be known as children who are wild and do not cooperate
Then they can teach the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,
A good wife is like a crown for her husband, but a disgraceful wife is like a disease in his bones.
Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a wise wife is a gift from the Lord.
It is hard to find a good wife, because she is worth more than rubies.
Enjoy life with the wife you love. Enjoy all the useless days of this useless life God has given you here on earth, because it is all you have. So enjoy the work you do here on earth.
1 Corinthians 7:3
The husband should give his wife all that he owes her as his wife. And the wife should give her husband all that she owes him as her husband.
1 Corinthians 7:4
The wife does not have full rights over her own body; her husband shares them. And the husband does not have full rights over his own body; his wife shares them.
because the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the church. And he is the Savior of the body, which is the church.
In the same way, husbands should love their wives as they love their own bodies. The man who loves his wife loves himself.
I just hope I am not totally displeasing the Lord in every single way. I hope He sees my desire to please Him… and I hope I am able to climb out of my rut!!
I want to be a better wife & mother.
I hope I can get better control of my household.
I want things to calm down & the chaos to end & I want order back.
I want to run my home in a way that pleases HIM.