PLENTY ~ Read John 6:1-15
I don’t know about you, but I love it when we have plenty of leftovers! Lunch is ready for the next day and if I’m lucky there’s a meal put in the freezer, too! More than being thankful for leftovers is being grateful for plenty, right!?
To those who receive this living water will never be thirsty again (Jn.4:14).
When we are given plenty from God, who gives without measure (Jn.3:34), we are filled spiritually, emotionally and even physically.
Mothers, we have been given an incredibly noble opportunity to raise up children of God. Before we can send them off into the world they need to be ready (we need to be ready too). This is not only our privilege it is our responsibility to train them up in the way they should go (Pr.22:6). We must heed God’s Word, daily. Truly, it is possible to prepare our children to become disciples of Jesus in a world that rejects the truth.
Here’s the secret, it starts with you, MOM! When you have plenty and your cup overflows, you are then able to give what you once thought was impossible.
For nothing will be impossible with God. (Luke 1:37)
PATIENCE ~ Jesus said to his disciples, “Have the people sit.” (Jn.6:10)
The followers must have been in great anticipation as they were told to sit and wait for Jesus to give the blessing. After all he only had two fish and five loaves of bread to feed a hungry crowd of 5,000 (plus!). I’m sure many waited impatiently, yet those who sat were indeed fed.
I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, (John 10:14)
TRY IT ~ Does your family wait patiently for the blessing before you enjoy your meals together?
My husband is good about giving our children the opportunity to say the blessing at our table. With time and guidance, they all have become confidant in saying the blessing. It has been a beautiful thing to hear my children speak to our Creator.
At your dinner table tonight, take this opportunity to teach obedience through patience. Try not to rush through your prayers but purposely wait upon the Lord as he meets you and your family gathered around the table, together. Treasure this time with your family.
THE GOOD NEWS
… you then who teach others, do you not teach yourself? (Romans 2:21)
For you yourself cannot teach what is good if you do not know for yourself what is good. It is not by your own merit, but that of God the Father in Heaven through whom we can seek that which is good.
This good news is freely offered to all who believe (Jn. 5:24), and this good news is not to remain silent within you (Matthew 5:16).
Because you believe in the name above all names, that is Jesus, you are then equipped to learn and teach that which is good and all the more as your cup overflows (Ps. 23:5). (read Romans 5:1-11)
Sister-in-Christ, How will you glean from God’s living Word, today?
As women of God we are called warriors (aka; wife, mother, disciple, woman) because we have an immense responsibility, to train up the next generation for Christ (Pr.22:6).
Be filled with his peace and love so that you may effortlessly give to those in need, starting with your husband and children. And at the end of each day remember to give yourself and your family grace.
Be brave and armor up (Eph. 6) because you are becoming the woman God sees you as.