Dear Mamas of Young Ones,
They say the nights are long, but the years are short. Very true.
Some of you may be so bogged down by your daily routine that you feel less valuable than you are. You may think it’s just one more sink full of dirty dishes, one more load of laundry, one more carpooling trip.
You are wrong! You are destinyingly wrong. Yes, destinyingly is a word (maybe only in my world but . . .) – pertaining to destiny!!
First of all, you have been chosen to be these little’s mother – an honor worth recognizing.
I remember feeling just as I described. I kept thinking by the time my kids are grown I’ll be too old or too worn out to accomplish anything great. I mean, who doesn’t want to do something great?
One day as I was trying to match up the unmatchable, disappearing yet multiplying socks I felt God gave me a little something.
Instead of just folding those clothes, be a specific pray-er over those clothes.
I began to pray as I folded. Lord, bless the feet that these socks cover. Keep them on the right track. As I folded pants – God keep them traveling along your path. As I folded shirts – Please keep them ever mindful of you.
As I continued my daily tasks, the purposeful prayers continued.
While making the beds I prayed God would cover them with his love and protection.
As I was elbow deep in dishes, I prayed I would be able to feed their soul as I did their bodies.
While cleaning the bathroom – it’s amazing where toothpaste ends up. I prayed God would strengthen them and be especially near to them.
As I hung up their clothes or picked up after them, I prayed that God would be a central part of their lives.
When we were in the car full of other littles, I prayed over them that they would all pick the right friends. I prayed for their friend’s family that they would love Jesus and be part of his Kingdom.
When they went out the door, I prayed out loud – I prayed God’s protection, love and companionship. I spoke words of blessings.
Your prayers have the ability to be destiny changing, life giving and future altering.
They say women can multi-task easy.
Let’s make our taskings worthwhile.