When You’re Losing Your Cool but Still Need to Love Your Kids

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Have you ever had those days when the children have just been misbehaving and everything that you hoped wouldn’t happen did?

A few days ago, things were going crazy and I was becoming unglued. I was extremely annoyed and frustrated.

The Hectic Day

The children had been particularly noisy that day, and I can only tolerate so much noise. I like to slip away for some quiet time to think and reflect on things. But with my children, this has become nearly impossible to do except at night, when I should be resting.

On this particular day, the noise level was beyond bearable. It was too much for me and I kept giving warnings followed by consequences…..

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A Workman that is not Ashamed

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For some time now, I have been looking over this text.

I began Tom look st Daniel and how no reproach could be for us against him in any thing that he did. He was a workman for God that did not need to be ashamed in nothing that he did.

Then I looked at myself, and how I kept my home and how I sometimes did this in such a lack-luster, half-hearted way. Nothing suggested that I was a work an that didn’t need to be ashamed of what I was doing.

You see, the thing is, when we knowGod’s willfor us, no matter what we do, we will understand that we are doing it all for God’s glory.

I am trying to let this sink in.

When I am home and managing my home, it is all for God’s glory and how I keep the affairs of my home shouldn’t be something that I am ashamed of. The way I dress, the food I eat, the movies I watch, the conversations that I have, should be nothing that I am ashamed of.

For a while now, I have been fighting to get a routine going that allows me to effectively homeschool and manage everything else that I have to do. I found myself exhausted and wishing I had a few more hours in the day and a lot more energy to accomplish all that I needed to do.

Have you also felt this way?

Have you even wondered how you would be able to do it all?

These questions have been on my mind for such a long time and so has 2 Timothy 2:15.

…a workman that needeth not to be ashamed…..

“When I am doing God’s will for my life, nothing that I do will be a source of shame.”

“What I am doing in my everyday life, is as much for God, as is preaching and ministering publicly.”

No matter the work that we find ourselves doing, when we allow Godto lead us ans when we do everything for God and unto God then every affair of our life will fall into place. We wouldn’t need to be scrambling to get our houses cleaned up when we hear someone’s at the door, we won’t be bribing our children to behave when we are out in public. If we are doing everything to God, even if our house isn’t picture perfect, we won’t be ashamed. If our children’s behaviour is challenging and we are out and are met with disapproving stares and remarks, we won’t be ashamed if we know that we have done everything for God.

Let us study God’s word and know who God is and what He wants for our lives. Then, we will truly be workmen that do not need to be ashamed.

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