You Get Out What You Put In - Leaning on the Promises of God for Moms

You Get Out What You Put In

When you are taxed by your children, your friends, or your husband, what flows out from the depths of your heart? Filling our souls with beauty, goodness, humility, faith, and the love of Christ must be intentional so His life will be what spills over onto others when we are “squeezed.”

Jesus said it is not the outside—our performance for others or attempts to do righteous works—that determines what a man or woman is like. It is possible to fool others because of our behavior, but it is never possible to fool God. He sees what we are like on the inside.

The starting point for spreading inspiration and faith is cultivating our own hearts. If a mama is reading Scripture, pondering the heart of Christ, worshiping Him, and following His ways, her children will draw the love and sweetness of Christ from her every day.

If a mama is engaging her mind in great books, learning new ideas, and stretching her own intellect, her children will also benefit.

If a mama is developing her character and taking small steps to become more self-disciplined, more of a servant leader, more patient, and more generous with lifegiving words because of her obedience to Christ, her children’s souls will be watered by the strength of her obedience.

If she engages herself in meeting the needs of others and reaches out with the redeeming message of Christ, her children will learn not just to hear words of the gospel, but to live the gospel.

His Promises

He renews my strength.

He guides me along right paths,

bringing honor to his name.

Psalm 23:3

Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.

John 14:23

He will cover you with his feathers.

He will shelter you with his wings.

His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

Psalm 91:4

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