As we approach a new year, we’re usually thinking of ways to change ourselves and become a better ______ (mom, wife, friend, blogger)–you name it, I’ve thought of it and you probably have too!
Perhaps some Scriptural encouragement could go a long way in showing us that though I have found some ways to start fresh when it seems overwhelming, gotten more organized so I can enjoy my family, and am finding everyday joy in motherhood again, I’m always a work in progress and that is exactly where I (and you) need to be!
God is the one who has created me and made me a new creation in Him. He has done the same for every Christian mom in His grace! What better way then to start this new year knowing what the Bible says God has done and how He is the source of change and intentional living. I hope these verses encourage you as well!
12 Encouraging Scriptures for Moms in the New Year
“But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.” Micah 7:7 NASB
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7 ESV
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:18-19 ESV
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV
‘And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”’ Revelation 21:5 ESV
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:1-2 ESV
For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified…..Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.” 1 Corinthians 2:2, 12 NASB
‘But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.’ 2 Corinthians 12:9
“For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” Philippians 2:13 NIV
“Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10 NIV
“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11a ESV
“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14 ESV
I hope these verses encourage you too and remind you of how God is working in you to accomplish His purposes for your life and family.
You are the BEST mom for your child, even on those days you feel crazy! Be encouraged by that this year!
Want to find time to read the Bible with intention this year?
As a mom of four, I understand what it’s like to be really busy and feel overwhelmed with everything else that’s going on around you.
Finding time to read the Bible can seem like just adding one. more. thing. to your day!
We know it’s important to be in God’s Word. We know what the life-changing words of Scripture can do for our troubled and anxious hearts and minds.
But it’s become obvious to me that most of us aren’t satisfied with our own devotional life!
After all, I know a ton of moms asking this very same question that my reader did: How do you find time to read the Bible and actually get something out of it?
It’s Not That Complicated
Sometimes I believe that we make Bible study more complicated than it needs to be. We read articles about different study methods or see intricate study programs and think, What am I missing? and, Why can’t I make this work?
There’s definitely a time and place for extremely detailed Bible study methods to be sure.
But what I really think we need to do when we’re just getting started (or restarted) with spending time in God’s Word is to keep it simple.
If you’re with me, and you truly want to find time for reading and learning Scripture in the middle of the busyness, then I’d invite you to learn with me how we can carve out time for God’s Word together. Let’s cultivate a stronger devotional life by identifying some of our hang-ups that overwhelm us and find practical ways to overcome!
Don’t let perfection keep you from reading the Bible with intention!
Join me for the 5 Days to a Stronger Devotional Life Challenge!
In this challenge, we’ll learn and implement five “components” of nurturing a stronger devotional life! Each day’s challenge will take just a few minutes to begin putting into practice.
These ideas will help you as a mom, whether your kids are tiny or if you’re in a more experienced stage of motherhood! :)
I promise you, even when life feels crazy, you can be purposeful about time in the Word.
Because some of the habits that make your devotional life stronger and your Bible study more profitable may not be what you think!
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