God Helps Me Be A Better Mama
For the last few months, I have debated sharing a few things that I have recently come to learn about how God helps me be a better mama. I’m not the kind of person that is comfortable sharing my beliefs with others, but I feel like this is something that I am supposed to share. My hope is that someone out there can gain something from what I say. So, here we go…
I’ve always believed in God and in Jesus Christ. And I’ve always believed that Jesus Christ suffered for my sins and made it possible for me to repent of my sins and return to live with God after this life. But mamahood has taught something new about Jesus Christ’s atonement. I’ve come to realize that Jesus didn’t just suffer in Gethseme for my sins, he also suffered for my pains, fear, and insecurities. That’s really pretty awesome. It means that I am never alone in my struggles. He truly understands my frustrations and worries, most of which come from being a mama.
The Atonement Helps Me Be A Better Mama
I was recently reading a talk given at a church wide conference titled “The Sacrament – A Renewal For The Soul“. I highly recommend that you read it. One part really stuck with me, “She was neglecting a big part of the Atonement—Christ’s enabling power. She was forgetting all the times the Savior helped her be who she needed to be and serve beyond her own capacity.” How often do we do that? When I stop to think about it, I realize that Savior does help me in my daily life as a mama. Sometimes it is as simple as helping me to be patient when I’m at the end of my rope. I promise that when we stop and think about that, we will realized just how much help we’ve received from the Lord. I’ve decided to spend a couple minutes at the end of my day to really stop and recognize the Lord’s hand in my life. I know that as I do this, I will be able to better appreciate and love the atonement, Jesus Christ and God. I’d encourage you to do the same and see if you can see the difference in your life.
This quote from David Bednar perfectly sums up what I’m trying to say. And he’s so much more eloquent than me.
I know that our Heavenly Father loves us and wants us to be happy in this life. I believe in the power of prayer. If we open our hearts to him, God will help us to be the best we can be.
Lastly, I’m grateful that God has blessed me with a wonderful and loving family. I’m forever thankful that I can be with them after this life and throughout the eternities. I find so much joy and peace in that blessing.
Thanks for taking the time to read what I had to say! What are some of the ways that you feel God and Jesus have helped you as a wife and mama? Let me know in the comments section!
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