My Goals as a SAHM

Posted by  | Monday, July 19, 2010  at 10:20 PM  
I wanted to share with you the first entry in my mommy journal. BTW, my mommy journal is a journal my cousin bought for me and then made an adorable quilted cover for. Each page has a passage of Scripture and a little anecdote with probing thoughts about being a mom. I try to read a page of it every once and awhile and record my current thoughts/feelings about being a mom. To start off my thoughts in this journal, I recorded a few bits of Scripture that really speak to me as a wife/mom and speak to the ideals I'd like to keep. Here's the entry:

Titus 2:4-5 And so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind and submissive to their own husbands, that the Word of God may not be maligned.

Luke 2:19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.

Proverbs 31:11-12 The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.

Proverbs 31:26-27 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

Who do I want to be? 1) Loving. 2)Self-controlled. 3)Pure. 4)Hardworking at home. 5)Kind. 6)Submissive. 7)Treasurer. 8)Ponderer. 9)Trustworthy. 10)Do-gooder. 11)Speaking wisdom. 12)Teaching kindness. 13)Caretaker of my household. 14)Not lazy. 15)Fearing the Lord.

What does Ed want of me/need me to be? 1)A lover. 2)Speaking words of affirmation. 3)Caretaker of my home/household. 4)Praying and reading God's Word. 5)Mindful of time. 6)Mindful of money. 7)Teaching the boys.

What do the boys need me to be? 1)Loving. 2)Speaking wisdom. 3)Teaching kindness. 4)Treasuring and pondering their growing up. 5)Praying for them. 6)Not lazy.

Micah 6:8 He has shown thee, O Man, what is good and what the Lord requires of thee: but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God. (btw, I have no idea what version this is. It's just how I memorized it when I first became a believer b/c it was a song we sang in youth group!)

Lord, please teach me to love my husband and my children. I desire to bring you honor by allowing you to transform my relationships. I humbly submit myself to your will and your ways. I want to honor Ed by being a good, godly wife that is a blessing to him. I want to teach my children with a godly love so that they can learn to fear you and love you. I love you Lord, and I thank You for all the grace you pour into my life.

1 comment:

aje said...

Thanks Leah for this post. It is a great reminder to me of what the Lord wants for me. You have inspired me to begin focusing and meditating on these verses. Bless you and miss you!!! :)

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