Moms of Young Children, I Prayed for You. But There’s More!

Pursuing What Is Excellent moms I prayed for you but there's moreI recently posted on my personal Facebook page that I was praying for moms with young children, because I remember how hard those times were.

But there’s so much more than just surviving motherhood with young ones.
We can actually thrive; at least after baby begins to sleep through the night!

In the middle of the blah is a great time to invite the presence of God in through worship.
Worship lifts the spirit, puts an attitude of gratefulness in our hearts, and can re-energize. Click To Tweet

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Oh come, Let us sing to the LORD!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
For the LORD is the great God,
and the great King above all gods.
In His hand are the deep places of the earth;
the heights of the hills are His also.
The sea is His, for He made it;
and His hands formed the dry land.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.
For He is out God, and we are the people of His pasture,
and the sheep of His hand.
Psalm 95:1-7

Let the word of God permeate. It’s sweeter than honey!
”How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:103

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I can envision the taste and texture of my favorite treat.
I savor every bite and make it linger for as long as I can.
It may be a little while before I can experience it again, so I tuck a small piece into my hiding place.
Its those things that heighten and bring pleasure to our senses.
That’s what worship does when we worship God in Spirit and in truth! (John 4:23-24)

I remember when my oldest two were very young, we had a stereo system with tall speakers, tape deck, and 5-disc CD player (that was a big thing in the mid-90s).
I practiced singing daily! That practice turned to worship.
One of my girls would come an sit in my lap and the other took a place beside me and they listened as momma played tape after tape.
They picked it up and started singing in unrecognizable words, but I’m sure to them, they sounded just like momma.

Our babies see and do what we do.
Let our joy be contagious!

In the late night hours, when you shuffle to their cribs, and wish that it could be someone else on duty, its so tempting to grumble. I know that I’ve done my fair share.
But there’s something that happens when we choose silence (that’s usually a cry of the heart) or a simple hum.
The sweet presence of the Holy Spirit has visited us in those hours.

Praise God, not every day is a “trying” day!
We can rejoice in the happy!

I want to share a song that has recently captured my attention.
Spirit Move is a song of expectancy; expecting the Holy Spirit to move on us as only He can do!

 

Enjoy it as you worship today.
Kiss those babies and remind them of how absolutely precious they are in your site!

Living to Worship Him,
Kela

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About Kela

I’m Kela! I am a Daddy’s (Abba Father) girl, wife, mom, and grandma. I’m also an educator, writer, singer, Bible study leader, and mentor.
I’m a Southern girl that drinks coffee even in the heat of Summer.
My passion is encouraging others in their faith.

  • I love your heart for worship friend! You make me want to get up and sing and dance!

    • Thank you!! When I thought I knew everything I needed to know about worship, God has wrecked my worship knowing world, and I’m loving it!!

  • Marissa

    So good, Keyla! Thanks for the timely reminder, especially in light of what’s ahead for us. (I’m not with child again, yet!)

    Honestly when I stayed home with Ariella for the first 18 months of her life it was difficult at first. It was not until I had a vision for that time and understood that that time was a time to enjoy all her firsts and nurture her as no one else could, but also to build up my family through prayer, and getting into the word, that I began to thrive. Oh, when I caught that vision my family began to soar like never before, even in the midst of the storms that came in crashing waves. My identity wasn’t in what I could do with my hands outside of the home, but it was nestled in the bosom of my Saviour who was preparing my family for such a time as this.

    You’re so right! Worship is so key, even unlocking the door for victory against the one who comes to destroy. When I regained me heart for prayer and worship while solely raising Ariella at home, I became reacquainted with joy and made a permanent resting place for Him (Through Holy Spirit) in my heart and therefore my home.

    Oh, your words are timely indeed! In fact, before even reading this I prayed this morning for our next seed. Jesus speaks beautifully through you. Keep waiting on His Wind!

    • Thank you so much for sharing your heart, Marissa!! I’m blessed by your wisdom and insight! Wow! So good!! And AMEN!!