We all have good days and bad days. Some days are just sooo good and others are, well, bad. We shouldn't expect that everyday will be perfectly perfect...but I do. I want everything to go just right.
What I have come to realize, over and over, is that being a wife and mother is not easy and cannot be done well without God's help. Where does our help come from? Our help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. We need Him. As workers at home we are going to face days that are frustrating. We will face situations where we are overwhelmed by our work load, or disappointed in a lack of obedience in our children, or have hurts and fears cluttering up our minds. All of us will have "those days". What we need to remember is that God is with us in those days and He has a plan and a purpose, always. Our number one weapon against Satan and his attack on our day is our sword...God's Holy Word. As workers at home we need to not only read God's Word each day but memorize portions of it as well.
I've gone through periods in my life when I was actively memorizing scripture and I realized today that I need to get back to that. I'm going to use a tried and true method (for me anyway) of scripture memorization and that is index cards. I'm writing down verses that help me with my particular struggles, taping them where I will see them often, and committing the words to memory.
Here is a verse with which I am going to start.... James 1:19-20 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness that God requires. I do not want to be an angry wife or an angry mama. I want to be careful with my responses in every situation and gentle and patient as I train my children. What an awesome thing it is that we have life's instruction manual and we can turn to it for help. No matter what struggle or difficulty we face God has given us direction and encouragement in His Word. What a loving God we serve. Allow me to encourage you today to delve into the Word of God, spend some time soaking it up and then choose some verses to memorize. I guarantee your work at home will be blessed!