41 Thoughts Every Bad Christian Mom Should Think

#badchristianmoms #intentionalthoughts Nov 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.

  1. "No one is good but God alone."
  2. My #1 parenting goal is not well-behaved kids.
  3. My #1 parenting goal is discipling my kids to know and love Jesus and His gospel.
  4. Repent, then Rejoice!
  5. 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.
  6. Changing my thoughts can change my life.
  7. I am responsible for my thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
  8. I am not responsible for other people's thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
  9. Hello, Jesus!
  10. Even just a 2 word prayer is a miracle.
  11. Jesus didn't die on the cross for my sin so that I would still wander around wallowing in guilt. 
  12. He wants me to just take the gift.
  13. 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!
  14. He is "El Roi," the God who sees me.
  15. I am known by God.
  16. I am his and he is mine.
  17. My problem might be a legitimate problem. But my response to my problem is probably also a problem. 
  18. I can't control all my circumstances but I can control how I respond to them.
  19. Feelings are signposts trying to give me information.
  20. Jesus does not get tired of me coming to him again and again for "fresh forgiveness." He loves it.
  21. The life of the believer is meant to be one of continual repentance.
  22. Repentance is a wonderful, joyful thing that should lead to rejoicing, not to shame.
  23. My shame was crucified with Christ along with all my sin.
  24. Onward and upward!
  25. Especially in light of the gospel, failure really can just be feedback. 
  26. I am free to fail. There is no shame in it. In Jesus, we get to just grow!
  27. God is a community of Persons living in constant love of the other.
  28. I was made for community, for relationship, for joy, connection and creativity. 
  29. My kids don't "make" me angry. My anger is my responsibility.
  30. We are all just sinners in desperate need of a Savior.
  31. I can't parent the sin out of my kids. They will always need a Savior for that just like I do.
  32. Is this developmentally appropriate? (Know your kids' developmental stages!)
  33. Love is patient.
  34. Love is not self-seeking.
  35. Love is not easily offended.
  36. Love forgives much and hopes all things.
  37. Fork it!
  38. Sexual desires are good! They are meant to drive us to "an other" to reflect Christ and the church in marriage.
  39. Vocation check!
  40. My "triggers" are my responsibility and I can use them to "trigger" me to the throne of grace!
  41. "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?

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