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Sometimes I Act Like a Brat

Gods unconditional love leads me to a life of joy and repentance.

Haha this season can be a whirlwind huh?
Look at my firecracker 2 year old in the back of this picture. 🤣🤣 I just love my babies and I love being home with them.

I’ll be honest some days are harder than others. Shoot, every day is hard but sometimes I choose joy and sometimes… I’m kind of a brat. 🤦🏻‍♀️

I want my way. I want my prayers answered fast.
I want.. I want… I want..
ya know what I mean?

Just like a 2 year old I can throw a fit sometimes and in turn feel like I too get caught in the whirlwind.
And last night I did…. 💔
I was frustrated.
Budget was spent for Christmas but I wanted to buy more. Give more. And frankly get something for my husband.

I was so down…. and over what?!!!
So many people are dying, suffering in pain, have no food or a warm home, griefing the loss of a loved one…
and I was walking around yesterday evening pouting for what?!! More stuff?!!! 😤

“My goodness, get over yourself Molly!”
This is what I kept thinking… and “God help me out of this selfish thought life!!”
I was so ashamed.

I went to pick up some pictures and I saw so many people from my church.
One person said “that sounds just like Molly!”
she smiled at me with the sweetest face.
I could have cried. The way she looked at me was who I wanted to be in that moment but my heart is so dang ugly! I smiled but inside I felt like the Grinch.
Do you ever feel this way?

I know I should be vacuuming my floors right now but man, I just know others are struggling too and I want the Lord to heal these wounds in our hearts.
We have to choose healing because we just have to live free, y’all!

Stick with me for one more minute please…💕

This morning I was almost in tears as I checked my Plexus account. Ya know… my bratty self was complaining about money and a surprise bonus was in my account.. $195! 😭😭😭
(Just hold up before you think I’m going to talk ALL about Plexus… 😉)

Here I am again humbled. Why in the world do we think for EVEN ONE second that the Lord will not provide for our needs and the needs of so many others around us?
Why do we act like brats?

His word says “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:19‬

I needed that reality check yesterday. I needed to see how ugly my heart can be so that I will be obedient and serve as the Lord has called me to serve…. WITH GLADNESS!
I’m actually thankful the Lord showed me my sin.

My intention is to share my struggle here so that maybe someone else struggling would get out of that “bratty” way of living and just get out and GIVE!
Get out and LOVE!!!
Stop being a Grinch about buying and giving…
just do whatever you do FOR JESUS!!!

“Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:31‬ ‭

“AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’ The second is this, ‘Y OU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.””
‭‭Mark‬ ‭12:30-31‬ ‭

God sent His one and only son on CHRISTMAS! He was born to die FOR US! 😭😭
Wow… even me. Just let that sink in…🙌🏼🙌🏼❤️
GLORY TO GOD!!

“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:10-11‬ ‭

Can we just stop wanting all the things for a second and reach out to our neighbors, community, family and church in real NEED?!! Can we be THE LIGHT OF JESUS IN THE DARK this season?
Yes. Yes we can with the help of Jesus.
Because I sure know that anything good in me is all Him.

I’m so thankful Jesus looks at me like that girl did from my church. He loves me for who He made me to be. Flaws and all. ❤️❤️❤️

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Don’t lose who God created you to be in the middle of Motherhood

It can be so hard to take time for ourselves as Moms. I believe so many of us feel like once we are finally alone, thoughts like, “what do I do now?”
Or “they need me.” Run through our minds.

Don’t lose who you are in taking care of your children.
They need their Mamas individual, God-given gifts. The specific gifting God has place in YOU!

Embrace who God has called you to be. 🙌🏼💕

He is showing me how He takes us to another level of faith.. closer to His side as I learn how to Mom.
He is teaching me to die to myself.

My wants. My desires. Gone.

To raise children that love God.

AND then He wants me to embrace His wants and HIS desires for my life.

We all have gifts and so many out their need what God has given you!! Your unique spiritual gift adds to the body of Christ!
It adds hope!

Do you know how much value you bring to the kingdom of Heaven?

So what do you love?

Serving others?
Giving?
Worshipping?
Encouraging?
Teaching?
Creating things?
Welcoming people into your home?

If you have somehow lost yourself in the pile of toys, dishes and laundry,
ask the Lord to show you what brings you joy again. And do that! NOT for selfish gain but FOR JESUS! ❤️

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:23-24‬ ‭

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A Prayer of Thanksgiving and Freedom!

He lifts our burdens. May we give thanks to our Creator and give more than ever this season. 💕

I pray that every women reading this today would be set free from depression and anxiety! That today every one would walk in freedom!

God we need a move. We need to see just how much You love us. Remind us of the price you paid.
Remind us of Your love and grace. Remind us who we are in YOU!

I lay aside imperfections and take hold of Your strength. I am nothing apart from You, Jesus.
It is You working through me that any good may come. Help me see that my worth is not earned. You love me flaws and all. When my earthly father is distant, You fill that need. Thank you, Lord.🙌🏼

I praise YOU! I give YOU glory! YOU are worthy of praise!

You are close to the broken-hearted. You set the captives FREE!

God I want to see Your power today!
Draw us closer.

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Lord, teach me to number my days not push for tomorrow.

Shew, I’ve really had to check my heart today.
I woke up frustrated not only because I’m not feeling well but my husband is hunting and my daughter is on the mend from strep again.
Mommin’ with four littles is hard some days, y’all!

I would love to do all the crafts I had planned… wrapping, cleaning, shopping or whatever.
I found I have to truly ask the Lord to take over for me on days like today.

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you 
meet trials of various kinds,”
‭‭James‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭

Because this produces joy. This brings peace. Choosing to accept the things I cannot change helps me live free.

I talk about tools a lot with mine and my family’s health. As I’m incredibly thankful for these vitamins and supplements I post about often 😉,
I don’t EVER want to go without giving GOD ALL the glory for giving us tools to defeat toxic thoughts.
Through the power of prayer and His Word we CAN live with joy!

“Finally, be strong in the Lord 
and in the strength of His
might. Put on the full
armor of God, so that you
will be
able to stand firm against
the schemes of the devil.
For our struggle is not
against flesh and blood, but
against the rulers, against
the powers,
against the world forces
of this darkness, against
the spiritual
forces of wickedness in
the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full
armor of God, so that you
will be able to resist in the
evil day, and having done
everything, to
stand firm.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:10-13‬

As I renew my mind while I’m rocking her.. after she cried most of the morning.
I’m reminded that our lives are like a vapor. Here today and gone the next.
I’m raising little disciples.
My reactions show if I love Jesus! I believe in grace and I believe it’s important to become spiritually disciplined!
Oh I pray our children seek Jesus!

“Yet you do not know what your life 
will be like tomorrow. You are
just a vapor that appears for a little
while and then vanishes away.” ‭‭
James‬ ‭4:14‬ ‭
“And do not be conformed to this world, 
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove
what the will of God is, that
which is good and acceptable
and perfect.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭

Oh Lord teach me to number my days. Teach me to love with patience, joy and grace EVEN when I don’t feel well. Even when my kids aren’t feeling well. Even when things don’t go like I want them to.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, 
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness,
self-control; against such
things there is no law.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23
“So teach us to number our days,
That we may present to You a
heart of wisdom.” ‭‭
Psalms‬ ‭90:12‬

Help me embrace the messiness of this call you have for my life called Motherhood because I want you to receive all the glory. Not me.

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is 
gain.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1:21‬ ‭

What “mess” are you embracing today?

choosingjoy #mamamollyministries #whatareyouthankfulfor #notmywill #takecareofyourself #SAHWM #yourarenotalone

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When the Fog Won’t Go Away: Battling Postpartum Depression (How to Fight)

Oh Lord I see it. I feel it. I’m sinking deep into Your arms. Your word says, “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11

I rest knowing You bring me true joy like no one or thing could ever bring me in this life.

Feels like just yesterday I walked around with the “fog of depression” surrounding me day after day. On my face I cried. “Lord, rescue me!”

Today as a drive through the fog I thank you for always staying close beside me. I thank You Lord that you love me and guide my every step.

“He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” Psalm 23:3

Oh God in Heaven, thank you for lifting me up out of the darkness and into the light! You showed me through the power of your Holy Spirit that my body needing caring for. You truly guide and direct our every step.

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105

“Dear Mama, when the fog rolls in and you are wishing for brighter days. When all you can see are the steps right in front of you. Lay your face down in surrender. Recognize this… “He is God and I am not.” Stand up, lift your chin, take the next step He tells you to take and keep FIGHTING the enemy.”

Prayer. The Word. Praise. Confession. Fasting.

THIS is how we fight.

Then you will know which way to step. How to care for your body, mind and soul as He guides.

Cry out to our Father. He hears us. He is with us in the highs and the lows.

Deep into the darkness He follows us and leads us back into the light.

Are you lost? And you sinking deep into anxiety and depression today?

Cry out to the Father!

Oh cry out to the Father!

He hears us. He loves us!

And He rescues us!

“He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.” Psalm 40:2

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read this word today. I pray you too know our risen Savior. He rescues us!

Love, Molly 💕