41 Thoughts Every Bad Christian Mom Should ThinkNov 16, 2021
I turned 41 this week! I'm going to celebrate by offering you 41 thoughts that every Bad Christian Mom should intentionally think.
- "No one is good but God alone."
- My #1 parenting goal is not well-behaved kids.
- My #1 parenting goal is discipling my kids to know and love Jesus and His gospel.
- Repent, then Rejoice!
- God would rather have us do everything wrong and still have a relationship with Him than have us do everything right and have no relationship with Him.
- Changing my thoughts can change my life.
- I am responsible for my thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
- I am not responsible for other people's thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
- Hello, Jesus!
- Even just a 2 word prayer is a miracle.
- Jesus didn't die on the cross for my sin so that I would still wander around wallowing in guilt.
- He wants me to just take the gift.
- Jesus' perfect righteousness is imputed to me by faith. I don't have to try to conjure my own righteousness up out of my dead, dry, sinful self!
- He is "El Roi," the God who sees me.
- I am known by God.
- I am his and he is mine.
- My problem might be a legitimate problem. But my response to my problem is probably also a problem.
- I can't control all my circumstances but I can control how I respond to them.
- Feelings are signposts trying to give me information.
- Jesus does not get tired of me coming to him again and again for "fresh forgiveness." He loves it.
- The life of the believer is meant to be one of continual repentance.
- Repentance is a wonderful, joyful thing that should lead to rejoicing, not to shame.
- My shame was crucified with Christ along with all my sin.
- Onward and upward!
- Especially in light of the gospel, failure really can just be feedback.
- I am free to fail. There is no shame in it. In Jesus, we get to just grow!
- God is a community of Persons living in constant love of the other.
- I was made for community, for relationship, for joy, connection and creativity.
- My kids don't "make" me angry. My anger is my responsibility.
- We are all just sinners in desperate need of a Savior.
- I can't parent the sin out of my kids. They will always need a Savior for that just like I do.
- Is this developmentally appropriate? (Know your kids' developmental stages!)
- Love is patient.
- Love is not self-seeking.
- Love is not easily offended.
- Love forgives much and hopes all things.
- Fork it!
- Sexual desires are good! They are meant to drive us to "an other" to reflect Christ and the church in marriage.
- Vocation check!
- My "triggers" are my responsibility and I can use them to "trigger" me to the throne of grace!
- "Thy mercy is more than a match for my heart
Which wonders to feel its own hardness depart."
Which of these do you need to intentionally think this week?
Take a look inside the course, Your Shame, Crucified. Do YOU know what shame sounds like in your head? You better. ;)
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