Growing in Wisdom

The most important job that God has ever given me is to be a mother.  But not just any mother.  I've been called to be a Godly mother who raises up Godly children to become Godly men.  Godly men who love Him above all things and lead their households in His ways, and in turn raise up more Godly children.  Isn't it a beautiful cycle?

This is a huge task that has a lot of responsibility and burden.  This is not an overnight miracle... it's something that we'll have to work on daily for the rest of our lives!   So I've been thinking and praying about how I might go about doing this.  And you know what God told me?  He said, "Know me first".

Ok, so I have to know God before I can teach Him... this makes sense.  But THAT TOO is a task that'll take daily work for the rest of my life!  I mean, you never say, "now I know you... done".  No, you're constantly knowing and learning knew things about someone... even your spouse!

I love Jesus and I know my heart belongs to Him... but I'm lazy.  With all the recreational reading I do, rarely do I pick up a Bible.  How do you get to know someone?  Spend time with them.  How do you get to know Jesus?  Spend time in His Word.  I need to spend time in His Word so that I might get to know Him more and become the Godly mother I was told to be.

I've begun a reading plan of the Psalms and Proverbs.  One chapter of each per day.  If I'm trying to gain wisdom and understanding to be a better parent, where better to begin but in Proverbs, which speaks wisdom at every page turn!  And the Psalms are like poetry that feeds my heart and pleases His ears.

I've only done it for 8 days, (so don't be too impressed yet), but I am going to make a real effort to make this a priority in my life.  I can't start trying to obtain wisdom and understanding when my babies are teenagers... it'll be too late then and my life will be a hott mess!  I have to start now.

My prayer is that God engraves his truths and wisdom on my heart so that I might remember to apply it  always.

I downloaded this app onto my iphone (not the BB) and it's helping me keep track of what I've read and how far I have to go.  It has a bunch of different reading plans and cool things like notes and bookmarks that can be private or shared.  It also links up with Facebook and Twitter.  Making it easy to read wherever I am... and hard to find an excuse not to!

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