Jesus is with you in your daily routine - even while cleaning pee off the bathroom wall. These women were just like you and me. It has been a journey of such, one that has changed me from the inside out and influenced change in my relationships with family, friends, things, and how I view the future. A mother knows from her own experience that the difficulties and insecurities of childhood will not last forever. Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002.
I prayed this prayer most often when my kids were teenagers—that they might not ever experience even a hint of rejection, disdain, or indifference from their mother. God made women with a capacity to love our children with unending devotion. He makes life worth everything. During my childbearing years, I was either tired from pregnancy or tired from nursing newborns at odd hours of the night and keeping up with the others. He turned his love for tennis into a hard-to-beat ping-pong game. This devotional is very unique.
You'll be inspired and equipped to reflect Christ in the tough and unglamorous mom moments. When my children were babies, I sometimes had nightmares about our family car being swept off a bridge, our house being broken into, or my child falling off a cliff on a family hike. I highly recommend this devotional for all women. How can you connect with Jesus when the only thing you can see is the mountain of to dos that come with caring for your family? So many days I fall short and I am not the mom I should be to my children. Leaving Your Mom Legacy points out how God can and will use your imperfections and bad choices to work for a greater purpose that can lead others to a fulfilling relationship with Christ. That such broken women were used by God in multiple ways, including the very lineage of his son, is reason for us to rejoice! I pray too that my legacy will be that my children would take the torch and continue the race.
However, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this devotional offers encouragement and spiritual insights for everyone. I hope you will be encouraged, and maybe even get a good laugh, while exploring these devotionals. I really want to do the same thing for my children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and generations to follow. And yet--through it all, God used their messes to bring about better circumstances and a legacy from which Jesus Christ himself was descended. Even though she was a virgin, we are told that Joseph was going to divorce her.
My favorite thing about Leaving Your Mom Legacy is that Kristina constantly points her readers back to the gospel. So why is that our reading for today? Learning from Moms of Old This first section recounts the backstories of moms from the Bible---like Rahab, Bathsheba, Ruth, Rebekah, Hannah and Mary the mother of Jesus. It is not meant to be taken as financial advice. I want my children to realize that in life, Jesus is the most important thing there is. They had to pass by them to give them an opportunity to ask about the markers. This scripture always speaks out to me. Through my experiences working with many clients who come from different walks of life I have found most desire not only to leave their world better but to increase the harvest for the next generations.
My oldest daughter, Ashley, has told me that she, too, has experienced those frightening dreams and imaginings now that she is a mother. To achieve this I have come to understand, having a defined purpose and leaving an impactful Legacy are connected. There are some days when your life seems anything but purposeful. The blogger behind this website accepts no responsibilities for errors or omissions on the site. Loving our children is not always natural, nor is it always easy.
A 30-Day Devotional on Reflecting Christ in Motherhood Have you ever wondered what kind of legacy you are leaving for your children and grandchildren? They spent plenty of time doing very ordinary tasks and not a single one of them knew God would be using their stories 2,000+ years later to encourage other women. You have scripted your thoughts in the matter with such truth and warm emotion. Because I am his, he will be faithful to sustain through the messy, hard, and mundane. I think we must have spiritual markers — physical markers — to remember the triumphs in our lives. Because God included them in his Word for a reason, they are practical and we mommas need to pay close attention. If you want to understand who Jesus is, this is the book to get.