Oh, dear fellow momma. Do you realize the magnitude of this statement? That you – with your hair pulled back in a ponytail because you didn’t have time for a shower this morning, with kiddos running around with marker on their faces, and with dinner not quite ready on time – are contributing to the kingdom?
God doesn’t call us to be perfect as mothers. He calls us to align our hearts with his and impress the truth of Jesus’ radical salvation on the hearts of our children.
Here are God’s words spoken to us as daily direction:
And yet, my heart, my being, and my strength are so divided; distracted by the things of this world that promise comfort, entertainment, or validation.
Instead of viewing my children as blessings, sweet souls who need guidance and direction to be more like Jesus, I at times see them as interruptions to whatever my priority is at the moment. Oh how it pains me to see that written down in words – the truth of my selfishness.
So daily, I struggle to lay aside my plans, die to myself, and walk in grace to be the mother and Christ-follower that God has called me to be.
To be undivided.
With the constant distractions of our world, it is not an easy path. I’m convinced it’s a path that requires mothers to support one another in community and to share resources that help guide us along the way.
Today I’m excited to be sharing a resource with you that will help us all take immediate action on our desire to be more intentional, less distracted, more Christ centered moms.
Kayse Pratt writes about faith, family and real life on her blog KaysePratt.com.
Her book Undivided Mom: Finding Christ in the Chaos of Motherhood is a devotional based on the book of Luke and is a breath of fresh air for young moms.
Here’s a taste of the book in Kayse’s own words:
Undivided Mom is a devotional for moms who feel distracted, pulled in a million different directions, and really just desperately need Jesus to keep them from losing their ever-loving minds. It’s about mothering with a vision, with a purpose, for His glory, and through His strength. This is a book for anyone who is longing to find a glimpse of Christ in the chaos of everyday motherhood.
It’s for you. For me. For all of us.
(Except for those moms who have it all together. It’s not really for them.)
(Except they don’t, so it is.)
I was blessed with an advance copy and gave it an honest review on Amazon:
The e-book is available as an immediate download either as a PDF to view on your computer or print out or as a Kindle version (for less than the price of a fancy coffee!). You don’t have to own a Kindle to use the Kindle version – you can download a free Kindle app from your smartphone app store for a super-portable version of the book for your personal quiet time.
I pray this resource is a blessing to your life as a mom striving to create a Christ-centered home in the midst of a crazy, distracted world. We can all use encouragement and the reminder that we’re on this journey together.
Note that I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Links to the book are an affiliate link, meaning I will receive a small percentage of the cost of the book. Your cost is the same and by clicking through this link, you help offset the cost of this blog. Thank you for your support.