A Wife Loved Like The Church

Truthful Thursday – Philippians 1

Posted on: June 17, 2010

“I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ — for this will bring much glory and praise to God.” Philippians 1:9-11 NLT {emphasis mine}

Earlier this morning I emailed some sister-mamas asking for help. I’ve been feeling burned out, overwhelmed and with a short fuse. I needed reassurance, a loving word, a helping hand. You know what I got?

I got the Word poured over me.

I had sister-mamas pray for me.

I had God use these women to reassure and help me.

As the girls napped I prayed. Actually, that’s a understatement. I poured my heart out to God. And in the midst of that, He brought to mind the verses above. Resounding in my heart was “I want you to understand what really matters“. What really matters is Christ. What really matters is His love. What really matters is living this life as worship to Him.What really matters is loving my family the way Christ loves them. Honestly, I loose sight of that. Sometimes I think a clean house, doing the laundry, cooking, blogging, me-time is what matters. I forget that Christ has called me to be a light. I forget that Christ has called me to live my life for Him – and my life is being a wife and mother.

And while the last few weeks have been hard, and while today started out rough, God used my sister-mamas to speak to me. He didn’t say “It’s gonna get easier”. He said “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” {Hebrews 13:5, NLT}. And that is what really matters.

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8 Responses to "Truthful Thursday – Philippians 1"

I had my “overwhelming” moment last night at midnight- with 2 sick kids, a husband in Haiti- & a list of things I had planned on getting done while he was gone. Well, here we are at Day#5 & the “things” that seemed so important at the being of the week, are fading away. I fell asleep praying sometime after 1. I woke up still physically exhausted, but Spiritually refreshed. Thank you for this post- it’s just what I needed today, that a couple BIG cups of coffee 🙂

Whew!! Sounds like a long night! It’s always wonderful starting the day off Spiritually refreshed.

I’m so glad you have good support from sister mammas to lift you up in times of need, what a blessing. Also, a blessing for you to share your heart and struggles I am sure every mom feels the way you feel. Heck I feel that way as a wife. It is important to stay in community and the word to remember what God has called us to and what his promises are. I listened to a great sermon this week about people getting mad at God when he doesn’t do things that he never promised to do. Such as give us everything we want or make our journey easier. For me it was a good reminder that our treasure is not here but in heaven, we will not reach our full potential on earth but can only grow in sanctification until we return home.

You’re amazing…made my day…it’s been Monday here also

Beautiful truths!!! While on vacation I read Randy Alcorn’s Safely Home. It is about Chinese believers who are persecuted and reminded me how precious and true God’s word is and how I don’t read it, love it, devour it, as I should.

This post and the above comments are great! I think you should tag this with “My friends rock!”

Yep, you’re right, I should (and now did!).

BTW, happy late 1st bday to sweet Hannah! She is obviously thriving!

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