Friends, as we begin week seven, I want to just pause for a moment and pray for each mom here first…
Heavenly Father, you have been so faithful in meeting us here each week. We thank you for your presence, your unending Love and for your Son, whom you sent to set us free, to reconcile us to you and walk with us every step of the way. With all the noise, the chaos of our days and the wide range of emotions we mamas feel…God, sometimes (oftentimes) we come to the end of ourselves and don’t know what to do next. We feel desperate, barely hanging on at times. Show us, Lord, in a powerful way what to do next. When we come to the end of ourselves and we need to be filled, to find a way to be filled, show us THE WAY. You created us to worship, to bow down, confess our sins and to rejoice! Increase our faith in you Father and help us to receive you today….to receive the gift that you are and be thankful for all that we have. You are our mighty portion and in you, we have all that we need. Help us to find you, Jesus, right where we are, right now. And I pray for each sweet mom here, that your realness would fill her with an undeniable Hope and she would know without a doubt that she is a daughter of the King, treasured and loved. We love you and praise you, Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
This week, Stacey will be sharing her heart about how gratitude leads to worship. When we can see who God is, what He has done for us and be thankful, it’s hard NOT to praise and worship Him. But sometimes in the midst of it all, we need something to remind us to be thankful, to worship. What happens when we bow down to our Creator? How can we cling to Him in prayer with a posture of true humility on a daily basis, even on our hardest days?
But I will sing of your strength,
in the morning I will sing of your love;
for you are my fortress,
my refuge in times of trouble. -Psalm 59:16
From chapter seven:
Are you trudging along overwhelmed by the daily exhausting, never-ending task of mothering? Do you wonder if you are on the right path and if the way you are taking is in fact getting you anywhere? Have Resentment, Bitterness, and Self-Pity shown up in your home and made themselves house guest? Have you come to the very end of yourself?
Where are you today? Do you need to spend some time today bowed low with the Grace Giver? Do you need to lay down the weariness you have been wearing? He wants to meet you. He may have an appointment with you at the altar or maybe He just wants you to sing a song in the kitchen just for Him. Either way, He wants to whisper into your heart that He loves you and will never let you go. I promise, when you come to the end of yourself and you choose to worship anyway, your heart will sing once more, with hope.
Moms, this week, let’s share with one another in the comments below what we are thankful for. How has God blessed you? How is He showing up in the middle of your days? And if you have a song of worship in your heart that helps you praise Him, will you share it with us?
This song, Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) by Chris Tomlin is the song that presently floods my heart and leads me to bow down and worship our King.
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m found
Was blind, but now I see
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed
My chains are gone
I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy rains
Unending love, Amazing grace
The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God who called me here below
Will be forever mine, will be forever mine
You are forever mine