“As mothers and fathers, it is so easy to get distracted by the details of our lives. We have so much to do! We must feed our children well and take care of their health. We must oversee their education and their training to make sure they will be able to take care of themselves and live in a civilized society. We train them in righteousness so they may understand how God wants them to live. We try to relate to them in mature ways and help them learn to have healthy relationships.” -The Ministry of Motherhood
And yet! He reminds us ...
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10
And of course, this being still and knowing is also part of what we are trying to impart to our children, perhaps one of the most important things we can pass along in the midst of such a distracted and hurried world.
It is a great responsibility to be a mother, a cultivator of beauty and nurturer of souls. If you are finding yourself overwhelmed in your mothering, in your homeschooling or with homework, consumed by anxiety, daunting tasks, and a serious lack of sleep, I invite you to take a deep breath at this moment. Relax, even for just a minute, and remember that while you may feel alone, God sees all of the work you do (the late nights, early morning, many meals, the lit candles and lovely flowers that no one else noticed). Don’t put unrealistic pressures on yourself, on your homeschooling agenda, or on your parenting, that God never asked you to do. Perhaps the most loving and healthy thing you can do for yourself and your children is to be still for a moment today and have a quiet time.
How can you prioritize your quiet time today and squeeze it into your busy schedule?
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