I want to re-emphasize my main purpose in "Mama Mondays". It is this quote:
"I would rather be what GOD chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of: for to have been thought about, born in God's thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing in all thinking."
I truly believe that every woman that God made is unique and a composite of so many different sources--that should give us reason to celebrate, not compare. My goal is to open eyes to every woman's uniqueness in Christ, not to make us think: "I wish I were like that" or any of those thoughts that can so naturally happen in blogdom.
I also feel the need to state a disclaimer of sorts. Tonia's post has been weighing heavy on my heart lately. As I state in my sidebar "This is a place where my thoughts get their voice.....I also preach to myself here." Most of the things I write about on here are things that I have been talking with/thinking about with the Lord. Just because *I* think them or say them does not make them right--for *you*. They could be wise and good things, but ultimately, we must consult the Lord *individually* for His plan in our lives. I won't say anymore on that because I believe Tonia says some really good things on her post. Go read it!!
As I've said many times lately, my focus now more than ever is on living in His grace, love, and freedom. This often means I have to let go of control immensely and painfully, and embrace what is filtered through His loving hands for me. It is a hard place to get to, but a wonderful place to rest and be.
Ladies, there is so much advice and words out there--in blogs, books, media, whatever.....things that look lovely and wonderful, but are often portrayed one-dimensional. I urge you to listen to the One who knows you best and knows what is best for you, though you may never have chosen it for yourself.
Blogs are a wonderful tool for perhaps confirming what the Lord is already speaking to you about, but please don't make changes just because of what you read on them. There are so many factors involved to make those kinds of changes: consulting your husbands, life circumstances that we have no control of, uniqueness of ourselves.....the list goes on.
So....while my blog might portray a peaceful Sabbath, I don't include the burning biscuits or the harsh words spoken or impatientness on my part to sometimes make that happen. A disclaimer.
Ladies....live, love, and learn in His freedom, His grace, His love, and His mercy. That is my prayer for all who read here!