Congratulations! You have just finished week 2 of our Ministry of Motherhood book club! I hope and pray by now you are all getting to know the other women in your GMG groups and God is starting to knit your hearts together! Today I’m going to share with you a video Courtney and I made this week discussing a few of the questions listed at the end of the introduction to Ministry of Motherhood. You should find those questions on page 19 in your books. Today share your answers to the questions with your personal GMG group as well as comment below if you have time! Courtney and I always love to hear from you!
For those of you who don’t have a group yet, feel free to join Courtney and I on Facebook or Twitter each day- we will be your group for you.
Facebook: Good Morning Girls
Twitter: Courtney (@WomenLivingWell) Angela (@LoveGodGreatly)
Let me also take this time to encourage you if you struggled this week with your quiet times. Please remember this is a discipline that we are DEVELOPING. Just like a child who first learns to ride her bike, it’s going to take practice, you’re going to fall off a few times…….BUT GET BACK UP! You only fail at something when you quit! YOU CAN DO THIS! Change takes time. Lean hard on Jesus and reach out to those in your GMG group. Please know I am personally praying for all of you each morning.
Before I go I wanted to share with you a few of Sally’s quotes from the introduction this week that spoke directly to my heart. (By the way…..isn’t she amazing??? Sally so inspires me to be a better mom!)
“They don’t need sweet platitudes of faith that will momentarily placate their emotions. They need the authentic strength that comes from the true foundation of a biblical world-view and a proper understanding of the real Christ who is worthy of their worship….They also need to see what real faith looks like when lived day in, day out, so they will have a pattern to follow.”- Sally Clarkson
I love what Sally says because it’s sooo true! I pray that ALL of us will demonstrate an AUTHENTIC faith to our children as we LIVE OUT our faith day in and day out!!! We aren’t going to be perfect moms……no one is, BUT let’s be moms who live out our faith to our children and daily point them to Jesus.
Another quote that I loved.
“Jesus wasn’t asking his disciples to go into the world and set up church buildings or youth groups or Wednesday night church suppers but to make disciples– to cultivate spiritual relationships with people, to draw them to Christ and then train them to reach out to other people who would also be trained and able to make other disciples. He was entrusting the messages and work of the kingdom of God into the hands of ordinary people who had come to know his love and forgiveness.” – Sally Clarkson
Did you catch that? God uses ORDINARY people, (that means you and me) to do EXTRAORDINARY things for his kingdom! How exciting is that! You don’t have to be perfect to be perfectly used by God! I’m personally convinced that God works most powerfully through those who have truly experienced his love and forgiveness!
Now that I’ve shared a few of my favorite quotes from Ministry of Motherhood I’d love to hear from you. What spoke to your heart the most this week? What is God whispering to you? Was it something that you read in Ministry of Motherhood or one of the scriptures from our quiet times this week?
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Until next time…
Love God Greatly!