“Today is always fresh with no mistakes in it yet”- Anne Shirely
Last night I felt I needed to write yesterday’s post. I know a lot of mommies deal with bad mommy days, and some may feel they are alone.
My spiritual walk is journey-I am far from perfect-just ask any of my moms (both my mom and my moms-in-law). I am encouraged by other moms who have gone through the bad mommy moments, and know that I can change. Last night before going to bed, I read the following:
I speak to you from the depths of your being. Hear Me saying soothing words of Peace, assuring you of My Love. Do not listen to the voices of accusation, for they are not from Me. I speak to you in love-tones, lifting you up. My Spirit convicts cleanly, without crushing words of shame. Let the Spirit take charge of your mind, combing out tangles of deception. Be transformed by the truth that I live in you.
…Holiness is letting Me live through you. Since I dwell in you, you are fully equipped to be holy. Pause before responding to people or situations, giving my spirit space to act through you. Hasty words and actions leave no room from Me, this is atheistic living. I want to inhabit all your moments-gracing your thoughts, words, and behavior.
-Jesus Calling (March 19) by Sarah Young
What challenging words. Pause before responding…when I feel the end of patience near, I need to calmly put the child in time out, tell him why, then take a time out for me too!