The me I want to be is the series that the church is doing right now. I can say that this is a good series, and everyone can actually get something out of it.
So there were many good points in yesterdays portion. So I am connecting a link to the Canyon Ridge site. And hopefully that will take you right to yesterdays service.
The prayer closet being a room that you can go to… to one on one be with God. This is the area that is so true. As a mother of young children where do we tend to go? Where is our sanctuary? Kevin says that many young moms, go to the bathroom. A place that we can lock ourselves into.
This bathroom I giggled when he said this. Because I go there all the time. Well, maybe not often enough. I still am smiling while I write this. I don’t often go upstairs in my house other than, to put the kids to bed, or down for the nap, or to clean. However at night-time, Shyla and I often go up to bed at the same time. And when we go up, I always go in this little toilet room that we have, and she always goes and gets my Bible. She hands it to me, and she sits on the floor of that entry and I read to her. I read 1 chapter every nite, sometimes 2. This is my time, whether it be 2 minutes or 10 minutes, this is the time, that no one attempts to talk with me. It is the only time of the day that I ask for everyone to leave me alone. I don’t mind if the kids are there, they just can’t talk. If they are there I read aloud, and if they are not, I just read to myself quietly.
I never read in the bathroom till we moved into this house. You would think in a 3200 sq ft house that you could find somewhere other than the toilet room to get a quiet place, but there is not. Someone always wants a piece of a mommy. And that is okay with me, but I also need a HUGE piece of time with God. I know that a sanctuary can be anywhere, I know that God is with me at all times, and well most of the time, I just have a non ending prayer with God, because well… I know that I need him that much.
So, in this service it is way more than my bathroom sanctuary that I had to think about. I have spent a lot of time over the past day thinking about the deeper part that he is talking about. The part that you really need to dig deep to find? I need to find the deeper me, that would be a much better mom.
Finding a better mom in me, is going to take much more time in prayer with God. I know that God is teaching us patience when he gives us trials and tribulations. However I truly do not believe in asking God to give me more patience. As I have mentioned in previous days, about the delivery of Schyler and how my… connection with God was changed. I have found that Jaden is at the age that really pushes my buttons. And right behind him is Shyla trying to see if she can do all the naughty little things that the big brother does. So, I need to find the way that God will have me react to these issues. I know that he would not have me be the person that I am at times. I do want people to see God in me, and how can I say that I am the best mom that I can be, if I am not trying to be “The me I want to be” or in this particular area, “The mom I want to be, or the mom that God wants for me to be?”
So yesterday I tried really hard to not get upset with the little things that the kids did. I am not saying that I did not correct them. I just prayed and tried to not raise my voice. OH>>> don’t get me wrong Jaden was really pushing at my last button.
So… as a parent, I am wondering where is your sanctuary? You don’t have to be religious, but where is your quiet place? Where do you go to be alone. I am sure that not everyone uses the bathroom! And… what are the different and most effective ways that you have found to discipline your children with the different ages? what has made you the best parent you can be?
If you have any words of encouragement or have a place to send me to, to find your answers please feel free!