As a Stay At Home Mom God’s Grace is My Super Power

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2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

As a stay at home mom (SAHM) of three children four and under, God’s grace is definitely my super power. The scripture above is one of my favorites because when I’m feeling overwhelmed and tired, I quote this verse and keep it moving. I know Jesus is my help. He blessed us with our babies and He has given us the grace needed to care for them.

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Our four year old, Elyssa, is a super energetic, happy, inquisitive,creative, helpful and talkative girl. She keeps me on my toes for sure.

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Our 22 month old, Elaina, is a nurturer, she’s also sensitive, observant, affectionate and a joyful girl.

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Our soon to be 9 month old son, Eddie VI, is busy speed crawling and discovering the world around him. He’s active, inquisitive and loving.

Eddie is doing a great job nursing, he has since the day he was born. He’s always latched great and my supply has always been high. I’m grateful to God that I had successful nursing relationships with all of my children.

As a SAHM, I where many hats and my job is never done. Some days are happy and productive. Other days are draining and completely unproductive. Some days the children are cooperative and happy and other days they struggle to listen, fight over every toy and whine about everything. My relationship with God keeps me going on the good and bad days. I can talk to him, mediate on his word, play some praise and worship music and know that He is with me and His grace is sufficient for me. I was created to be a great mom, not of my own strenth but of His!! It’s a great feeling to know that my Heavenly Daddy has my back. Hes leading and guiding my husband and I as we raise godly children. My husband and I are a great team and he’s a awesome hands on father.

So be encouraged mommies!!! You’re doing an awesome job. No one is perfect and no child is perfect but we serve a perfect, all knowing God, who promised to never leave us or forsake us. Rest in His peace and His promises!! And the next time the children do things to drive you up the wall, take a second to thank God that he blessed you with your children and ask him for a extra dose of His grace!! He’s faithful, he will give it to you!!!

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The Lord WILL Renew Your Strength

Isaiah 40:28-31 NIV

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.   He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.   Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;   but those who hope in the Lord  will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

This post is for everyone currently believing God for something, whether big or small, know that God has NOT forgotten you!!

Sometimes when we feel like we’ve been waiting, standing and trusting for a while without seeing results, we start to doubt and grow weary. But we must remember that our time is not His time and He has a plan. He sees us, He hears us and He loves us. His word says NO good thing will he with hold from us.

Keep the faith. No matter what it looks like, feels like, what folks saying, what the enemy is whispering in your ear. If it ain’t the word of God, cast it down and keep it moving.

Our hope is in Christ alone. He WILL renew our strength if we keep trusting in Him. No matter how weak you feel, no matter how bad it looks, God is by you’re side cheering you on. My Pastor, Andre Butler, preached a awesome series titled, God’s Cheering For You.Imagine Jesus walking next to you, fist pumping in the air, chanting your name. JOANNA JOANNA JOANNA!!!

Lord, please renew our strength. Help us to keep going even when we feel faint. Thank you for making us to be like eagles. Thank you for your word and the promises of God which are true. We love you Lord and praise you in advance!!