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I am at a writing retreat this weekend. The place looks like Hogwarts. Itâ€™s so regal, and I swear the stairwells keep changing positions. Thankful for my husband and my own mom who are taking over the home-duties, so I can be here.
Itâ€™s a blessing to be away. So, Iâ€™m turning my thoughts to you:
For the days that being a mom means that you aren’t away at a retreat. For the days that you are also, all at once, tutor, counselor, chef, housemaid, pastor, nurse (usually while fighting your own illness), boss, manager, event planner, scheduler, lullabyer, photographer, accountant, secretary, personal shopper, gardener, life coach, and comforter.
For the days when your titles and hats go unnoticed, when your childrenâ€™s smiles should be rewards in it of themselves, but aren’t quite cutting it.
For the days when the babysitter is too expensive but you desperately need a night out/ a night off.
For the days you never get to truly bond with your friends or take care of your own needs
I am praying Ephesians 3:14-19 over you:
“For this reason, I kneel before the Father from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of the fullness of God.”
For the All at Once Days–
1. May you be strengthened with power through the Holy Spirit.
2. May Christ make Himself at home in your heart, so that you can rest in His presence.
3. May you have a teeny-tiny taste of how vast the Lord’s love for you is.
4. May you be filled up, as you pour out, by the fullness, goodness, and joy of the Lord.