Thursday, May 21, 2015

5 Bible Verses for Every Day Life as a Mom

One area of my life that I would really like to focus more attention is Bible study, particularly memorizing verses and really understanding the messages within the Bible as a whole. I'm a bit overwhelmed by how much the Bible can teach us so I thought that best way for me to start knowing and memorizing it is by focusing on 5 scriptures a month. If I did this for an entire year, I would soon be able to recite 60 Bible verses. To help myself (and maybe you, too), I've picked my first 5 verses based on how they can help me as a wife/mom/friend/person.


Patience
Psalm 37:7 "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him..."
I often find myself being very impatient. Be it with myself, Connor, my husband, life in general. I want instant results. Patience is something I truly need to work on.

Why Me?
Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me."
It's easy to fall into a pit of poor me when things aren't going well. I often forget in these moments that as long as I trust in God's plans, he will always shower me with the strength I need.

Anxiety
Proverbs 12:25 "Anxiety in a man's heart weights him down but a good word makes him glad."
I am much more anxiety ridden than I was before becoming a Mom. I'm sure it's just part of the "job". We all know that if we focus on the good, we tend to have a better outlook on things.

Marriage/Friendships
Colossians 3:14 "Most of all, let love guide your life."
Such an perfect idea, right? I need to love and give more. Be more friendly, opening and accepting. I need to set a loving, Christian example for Connor. Letting love guide my life and marriage sounds like the perfect plan.

Self-esteem
Psalm 45:5 "God is within her, she will not fail; God will help her at break of day."
Thanks to social media and the Mommy wars, it's so easily to feel self-conscious. More than anything, I need to know that I am the person God wanted me to be. He didn't make me by mistake. He blessed me with Connor because he knows that I am the perfect Momma to him. 

I am not a perfect wife, mom, daughter, sister or friend. But what I am is someone who cares and loves deeply. I'm hoping by reciting and reminding myself of God's promises in these scriptures that my days will be filled with more hope and love than ever before!

What are your go-to verses when you are feeling defeated or at your wits end? As I shared earlier, I'm hoping to really amp up my Bible verse knowledge and I would love to add your verse to my list. 



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