2 weeks ago, I gave birth to my fifth child. I’ve heard more comments than I have ever heard in my nine years of being a mom. Comments such as: “your such a super mamma” “wonder woman” “you’re one amazing woman” “your such an encouragement to me” “you’re my hero.”
These comments are bits and pieces of comments I have heard from friends and family in the last few weeks.
But one thing they don’t know is, I go running home when I fall down. They don’t know {or maybe they just forget} that I’m no super woman – just an ordinary homemaker, serving an extraordinary God. A God who gives me the daily strength I need to be the wife and mother He wants me to be. Daily He’s reshaping, reforming and smoothing out every rough edge. Without Him I cannot be the wife or mother He wants me to be unless I’m homemaking on my knees.
“I have become as a wonder to many, but You are my strong refuge. Let my mouth be filled with Your praise and with Your glory all the day.” Psalm 71:7-8

The real strength behind any Godly homemaker is PRAYER.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thes. 5:16-18
If you are in the season of life where your children are yet small…then you are truly in a season of life where it is nearly impossible to even find the time to visit the restroom – let alone have a quiet time in prayer with our Lord. {Trust, me…I’m in this season of life!}

As a mother of little ones, I have to be creative in setting time for my Lord and Savior. One thing I’ve learned is that PRAYER is something I can easily take “on the go!” When I’m nursing the baby, folding the laundry, washing the dishes, or in the shower…I can have a constant and continual conversation with my Friend and Savior throughout the day.
When I’m purposeful in having an ongoing relationship with the Lord, It is then that I notice God’s sustaining hand and His continual presence in my daily life as a homemaker, and my focus is set on Him instead of myself.
“By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.” Psalm 42:8
How about a Challenge?!
  • Practice homemaking on your “knees” this week {remember, prayer can be taken “on the go!”}

  • Do your best to keep track of ways you notice how the Lord has upheld you during the week. You’ll be very surprised when you’ve been in constant and continual prayer…how much He has been with you. Smile

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