Wednesday, July 14

to be his hands and feet

there is so much weighing on my heart today. i feel as though i am being constantly reminded of how fragile and precious life is. lately, i feel the lord is convicting me to do more to share his love with others. so often i feel so consumed by motherhood that i let it become what defines me. as much as i love and cherish my role as a mother, i want christ to be who defines me, not motherhood. i am struggling to find the balance between being a mom and reaching out to serve and witness to others. being a mother is a huge, time consuming, emotional job and i am committed to it one hundred percent. at this stage in parenting i do not have much time to be away from my boys because they are still so young. it is every hour of every day that i need to meet their needs. i am excited for the day when my children are more independent and i can serve more. however, their ages and their needs can not be preventing me from sharing and showing his love now. i want to be better servant of the lord. please pray for me as i seek what god has in store for me to better serve him and meet the needs of others.

"in your relationships with one another, have the same attitude of mind christ jesus had: who, being in very nature god, did not consider equality with god something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. and being found in appearance as a human being, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! therefore god exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that jesus christ is lord, to the glory of god the father." phillipians 2:5-11

"when he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. "do you understand what I have done for you?" he asked them."you call me 'teacher' and 'lord,' and rightly so, for that is what i am. now that i, your lord and teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet. i have set you an example that you should do as i have done for you. very truly i tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them." john 13: 12-17

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