Day 1 “The Invitation” | The Mommy Devotional

I don’t know who needs to hear this, but God is saying “come to me”. He is inviting you to experience His peace, for He is “our oasis”! Lay your burdens, your mommy guilt, your stress, your overwhelm at His feet, allowed Him to refresh your life, and replace what you’ve been trying to control with His ways! 

I remember when I’d reached my breaking point!

I got completely overwhelmed. After unsuccessfully trying to rock my daughter to sleep for over 2 hours (one of my triggers), I gave my daughter to my husband, went into the bathroom, closed the door and fell to my knees…sobbing! You know that cry that comes from the pit of your inner most being? Lawd!

It wasn’t just the rocking of my daughter that got to me.  It was everything that was seemingly not working… all the projects I couldn’t complete, all the time I didn’t have, all the support I felt was lacking, all the talk without the results… I felt so defeated… as a mom, in my business, in life… it was painful.

I remember crying out to God like “This is too much”! I’m like, “why would You call me to be a mom for me to feel like this”?

What was I missing? I’m like, “God, If You don’t take over I’m not gonna make it”!!!

That was the moment I accepted the invitation! That was the moment I dropped it all off in His presence! That was my moment of surrender… truly and completely! I’d finally let go of control, and over the next few months got super intentional about joining my life with His!  

You may be thinking, “Reese, But how did you join your life with His”? Girl, simple! I Spent time with Him… EVERY DAY! I got up early, did my devotions, prayed, and ended with a 21 day mediation (which I still do today). I Spent time in His word. I Spent a whole lot of time in worship. I Spent time asking, knocking and receiving!

I stopped making spending time with God some big overwhelming “to-do”. It became a delight to spend time with Him! Sometimes I think we overcomplicate things, which I believe to be a distraction. God simply wants us to come to Him and spend time with Him, and as we do we’ll realize that He’s “gentle, and easy to please”!

Next, I took the time to learn His ways!  The mommy systems and strategies that I use and teach, aren’t just things I created, I truly believe they are divine! God showed me a blueprint (His ways), and each time I apply what He’s showed me… with every nudge to take action no matter how wild or small…it’s always spot on! 

In learning His ways, I had to unlearn my ways! Y’all… that process is…. ummm… yea!!! I’m still unlearning, and dismantling limiting beliefs;  cancelling everything that exalts itself against the knowledge of Who God says I am!!!! 

Momma what about you? Ever felt overwhelmed as a mom? Burnt out? How about mom guilt? Are you in need of REST? Yup, I know girl! I know you know!

I’m almost 99% sure that if you’re reading this you can totally relate! The question is will you accept the invitation to experience the oasis of God’s presence, exchanging your burden for His rest? The rest that brings peace, clarity…. direction! Whew!!!! Are you ready to join your life with His,  learn His ways, and allow Him to refresh your life? “For all that God requires of you will be pleasant and easy to bear”!

The Choice is yours!

I encourage you to spend some time with God, today! As you reflect on today’s verse and listen to today’s worship, what is God saying to you? How does this apply to your journey as a mom? 

 

 

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