Life as a Christian mom
I am almost 27 years old and my fourth child will be arriving in t-minus 4 months. Let me break this down for you, I'm currently a full time house maid, chef, teacher, doctor, wife and photographer but most importantly I am a follower of Jesus. The summer weekends are filled with photoshoots and weddings on Saturdays and then church on Sundays.
What does a normal week look like? Still a lot of wasted time, not enough in my Bible and not enough praying. Life gets hectic and time seems to pass faster than I can keep up with it. The beautiful thing about being a follower of Jesus is knowing that when I am weak I am made strong. These times of failure of not choosing Him daily, He shows me just what it's like to be without Him again.
Life without saving faith was dark. It was full of uncertainty and it was lonely. When I neglect Him, I feel that sense of loneliness again. I always teach my children to wake up early and to go to bed when its dark. I used to be a child of wrath and was most comfortable when the moon came out because my sin felt protected from the light. Once I was saved, I despised driving passed the night life, it only brought back the guilt and shame.
"It was full of uncertainty"
Saved in a wicked world
Once I was saved, only about 4 years ago now, I was made new. I feel alive for the first time in my life. I have hope in everything I do because I know that He is in control. Every trial I face, He ordains it. I am never without Him and He always has my best interest in mind. How do I know this? The Bible teaches it. Once I read it myself, God opened my heart to the truth about who Jesus is and what he accomplished on the cross for me. I knew I was living in sin.
It was easy giving up all of the worldly things because all I wanted was to become closer to Him. Ever so gradually, it became more difficult to find time to pray or read my Bible regularly. I guess once the assurance kicked in, I felt good to go. That's when the devil sneaks right in. God keeps knocking the sense back into me though. I have the most amazing church that keeps me accountable and always encourages me more toward the Bible and not towards programs or worldly books. Just God's Word and prayer.
If I can give you one piece of advice, it would be to find a true Bible believing church. It has been the biggest blessing in my life.