Tuesday, February 8, 2011

a little gem of truth

So...I was going my daily dose of blogs when I came across this gem from over here...and, the awesome-er part about it is if you go over to her site, you can click on a link that will give you a printable version!!...i {heart} printable versions of ANYTHING!!!

So, although her site is quite obviously geared toward homeschoolers, there is still SO MUCH TRUTH in this little gem here....please take the time to ponder these truths and soak 'em up!

Super Mom

Abiding Mom


Is (Psalm 46:10)

Tries to impress others

Pleases the Lord (Eph. 5:10, Proverbs 29:25)

Is controlled by an agenda (curriculum, schedule, etc)

Is controlled by the Holy Spirit: (Gal. 5:22-26) (Uses curriculum & schedules as tools for orderliness so she's more free to follow the spirit)

Her self worth is found in her accomplishments (clean house, perfect kids, the perfect bulletin boards, etc.)

Her self worth is found in an accurate view of who she is in Christ Jesus (Eph 2:10)

Her peace is found in the “perfect” environment

Her peace is found in Jesus in the midst of any storm (Is 26:3)

She is discouraged by failure

Failure reminds her that God's strength is made perfect in weakness (2 Cor. 12:9-10)

She expects perfection from herself and others

She practices grace with herself and others (Eph 4:32)

She teaches her kids to be good

She teaches her kids to be Godly (Proverbs 22:6)

She is frustrated with her lack of spiritual fruit

She abides in Christ and bears much fruit (John 15:5)

She does things with her children

She builds a relationship with her children (Deut 6:6-7)

Her perspective is based on what is seen

Her perspective is based on what is unseen (Col 3:2)

She chooses quantity of activities

She chooses the most excellent Way (I Cor 13)

Her kids may recall how busy she always is. Her children rise and call her blessed. (Prov. 31:28)

OH the truth in these statements is so incredibly humbling!!

may you come to know your true value and fully realize the importance in the role to which you've been called!

...be blessed!


kelly ens said...

awesome - i'm getting that printable version!!!

Niki said...

Will HAVE TO print that out! What a great find and excellent reminder to ponder on! Glad you shared, Christina!