Oh how I love sitting outside in the mornings watching my sweet girl play in the yard, while these Texas temps are still cool. I'm loving every sweet second that I'm home with the kids. With 4 children home all day comes more dishes, more laundry, more bickering, but most of all more fun! I just love it! Yesterday we went to my Mom's and had lunch with her and my Grandmother. Sweet, sweet moments! We are loving being home!
I've started reading a book called Mission Motherhood by Sally Clarkson. I'm only 5 chapters in, but I can't rave enough about it. It has completely changed the way I look at motherhood, and Gods calling on my life. It's funny how it has coincided with what our Pastor at church has been preaching about lately.
It's made me really think about where, who and what I am sowing into, and how I'm going to help my family reap amazing things and be fruitful. I've been so torn lately on the direction I want for our family and this has helped point me to scripture regarding motherhood and also put some things in perspective.
It seems as though culture tries to tell us that we can do it all. Work a full time job, take care of our home, raise our children, but the truth is, we only have one life to invest in what really matters to us. Is motherhood my full time job or just something I do on the side? Matthew 6:19-20 tells us “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
It takes thousands of hours of pouring into our children to develop character, and draw our children out of culture that will drag them in every direction but God's direction. We as mother's have to pour faith into them constantly.
We have choices, and our choices have consequences. What a man sows he will reap. Are we sowing into the right things? Eternal things, or worldly things? Who and what are you sowing into today?