July 29, 2008

The answer

For those of you who have been reading my blog awhile, you know that I post about my struggles with balancing everything, especially in regards to my children. I am continually seeking the Lord on this and I finally got a clear answer so to say.

As a woman submitted to Christ and seeking to fulfill His purposes I must do as scripture says.

"...the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

When I married my husband, God's will for me was to be a wife. When I had children, God's will for me was to be a mother. These are the most important and are obviously a worthy calling. I buy into lies at times though, thinking I'm not really doing much of anything or am not important in His kingdom.

However, this morning I read this:

"Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he." Matt 11:11

Whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than John the Baptist. Pretty neat huh?

So, this is what the Holy Spirit is saying to me:

My priorities are:

1. God

2. Husband

3. Children

4. Home

5. everything else

Therefore, if I order my day in this sequence, the most important things will be attended to first. I wake up at 5:15 and spend that time with Jesus- reading the Word and praying. Then I take care of my husband- make his lunch and breakfast and help him gather all his stuff for work, and throughout the day I am praying for him. Next is the children. My goal is to focus on them in the early/mid-mornings, learning how to work around the house, go outside while it's cool, working on something they want etc. Then, the time that is left, I use to tend to the home. The afternoons during nap time is my time :)

I also take time in the evenings for my husband as well, so it's not like I just drop him after the morning :) Anyways, just thought I would share what I've learned and hopefully it will help someone else.


Anonymous said...

I wish I could have been as wize as you are when my children were young. I look back on how I raised them and realize how distant I was from God back then. The most important role I had in my life and I really screwed it up. Never put your teaching on the back burner. You can only have their full attention for a short time. Then you have to release them to live on their own. In other words... You really do reep what you have sewn. Good job Mamma! Keep it up.

prayzgod said...

I have my top 5 priorities, which are:

1. God

2. Husband

3. Children

4. House

5. Personal Persuits

So, my list is pretty much the same as yours. Of course, I derived my list from the same place you did - the Holy Bible. ;-)

Mary said...

This is wonderful! You are making the very best out of this very busy time in your life. A bit of advice... cherish that nap time! Let nothing come between your kiddos and naptime! Use that time to recharge yourself!

You are a beautiful person and it shows! Blessings to you!

Mary in TN