Devotional entries composed by Cari Dugan, Laura Krause, Stephanie Sample, Jacquelyn Senske, and Michelle Winger
This one year daily devotional will encourage mothers of all ages to carve out some God time with the assurance that God is strong when we are weak. Take time out to savor the tender moments with your children. Overflow with gratitude as you reflect on the gift of motherhood. May His joy and peace be yours, embracing the grace and strength He has given you as you endeavor to love your children just as he loves you.
Whether -Mom- is your only title or one of several, the day you became a mother you took on a full-time job with crazy hours, non-existent pay, and inconsistent benefits. Some days, it's the greatest gift in the world to love and serve our families. On others, we find ourselves wondering, Does this job get any easier? Any better? On those days with more responsibilities than time, more grumbling than gratitude, rest in this: your employer is not that tantrum-throwing toddler or eye-rolling teenager. God chose you specifically for this family; you were the only candidate for the job, and you are perfectly qualified. You work for Him, and He will give you all the support, recognition, and joy you need. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving- (Colossians 3:23-24, NIV). What part of your -work- as a mother is the most difficult for you? Share your struggles with God. Does it help you to remember you are working for Him at a job He chose just for you?