From One Busy Mom to Another
Hope and Encouragement for busy moms
Being Mom is is hard! I’ve always felt like an okay mom, but the pandemic gave me a chance to see how I can be mighty, and that I can’t do it all on my own. I’m sharing things I’ve learned in the hopes it can help you, too!
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THE MIDDLE OF REVELATION: A BIG-PICTURE LOOK
This is going to be a longer post as we go through the middle of Revelation, but I liked the big-picture view that Chip Ingram presented as he went through it. I understood it so much more clearly, and I liked the way he kept the central message of hope in focus.
As Chip summarized, “This shows us we can endure anything when we look at today’s struggles in the light of tomorrow’s certainty.”
WALKING UP THE DOWN ESCALATOR
Life is like an escalator you’re trying to climb up. It takes consistency and discipline to keep going. But if you stop, you start to coast down–there is no neutral.
So often I feel like I have too much going on or I’m more interested in other things to continue to turn my focus to God. But as Priscilla Shirer pointed out, “Salvation is free, but growth requires effort…the enemy will make us too busy, distracted, and disinterested to stay focused.” Wow. I definitely feel seen.
HOW TO BE AN OVERCOMER
I’ve never really thought of myself as an overcomer. But I liked the perspective Chip Ingram shared on this word in his Revelation series. He said there’s stuff that will come into your life to try to separate you from God. But at the end of each letter in Revelation 2-3, there’s a promise to those that overcome. In this context, an overcomer is a genuine believer that trusts Christ, so when they enter difficulty, they don’t bail out and defect from the faith.
INCREDIBLY BLESSED, AND ALSO A MESS
I am incredibly blessed. And yet, life is hard. Even without the chaos of random things that pop up, the day-to-day of life is challenging. There’s always more to do than the confines of 24 hours a day allow for. It’s hard.
And it’s okay that it’s hard.
7 ANCIENT LETTERS WITH MODERN INSIGHT
Even before I took the time to study Revelation a little more closely, I knew about the 7 letters to the churches. I think they’re probably the easiest part of the book to see modern application. But why are they included in this book, and not stand-alone letters?
LOOKING FOR PEACE IN THE CHAOS
Like most busy moms, I feel like it’s hard to find peace. I think that’s why 2 Peter 1:2 resonated so much with me recently. “May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.”
I really like how Priscilla Shirer presented it during the Going Beyond Simulcast last month: It’s a multiplication of grace and peace–it’s exponential. And the world can’t take it away.