March 28, 2017

What Will The Harvest Of Your Home Bring?

By Contributing Writer, Tonya Ferguson

Who are these kids?

 

A Tired Mother’s Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray my sanity I can keep.
For if some peace I do not find,
I’m pretty sure I’ll lose my mind.
I pray I find a little quiet
Far from the daily family riot
May I lie back–not have to think
about what they’re stuffing down the sink,
or who they’re with, or where they’re at
and what they’re doing to the cat.
I pray for time all to myself
Did something just fall off a shelf?
To cuddle in my nice, soft bed
Oh no, another goldfish–dead!
Some silent moments for goodness sake
Did I just hear a window break?
And that I need not cook or clean…
Well heck, I’ve got the right to dream!
Yes now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray my wits about me keep,
But as I look around I know…
I must have lost them long ago!
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Being a mom is exhausting, right!?

I hear a lot of moms say this, especially in the summer months!  But I want to encourage you today, that it is our joy and privilege to serve these little ones, and train them up in the way they should go.

One of those ways is to be intentional in our parenting, to always be on the look out for those teachable moments in the car, at the dinner table, or in our play and chore time. Trying to teach our children the value of hard work, daily duties and prayerful hearts.

We are to speak and pray those blessings over our children, just as the fathers in the Bible spoke blessings over theirs. Blessings that came to fruition.

So, what seeds are we planting in our words and actions to our children in those every day moments?

Bitter, snappy words. Harsh answers.  

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OR

Joy and positivity.  Love and compassion.

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Whatever the seeds, the harvest is bound to show its fruits!

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Parenting IS seed planting, and careful tending each day, until we are privileged to watch it sprout and grow. Someday, your child will grow a harvest YOU helped plant and carefully tend.  The benefit from that harvest will reach far into their lives.

Anyone raising children knows what a tough job it is in today’s world.  

What does the Bible say about raising children?

Proverbs 22:6  “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Isaiah 54:13  “All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.”

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise…….You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”

2 Timothy 3:14-15  “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”

Psalm 127:3-5  “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”

What will the harvest of your home bring?

Carefully tended, these seeds will bloom into a beautiful, bountiful harvest that will bless you beyond measure, and bring honor to your Heavenly Father through HIS reflection in your children’s lives!


Comments

  1. Elaine Ellen says:

    Although I am sure I planted a few “weeds” while raising my kids, I think the harvest has been quite fruitful. There were many days when I really wondered if we would make it to the harvest but so far, so good. And they are working on their own crops now.

  2. As always, you have shared something very timely for me. Thank you.

  3. Laticia Taylor says:

    I love, love, love this post and the blog also. I am a single mother and my son ( the seed of my harvest) is 10 years old and I can’t wait til I can see his harvest as an adult but until then am enjoying him tremendously.

    Your blog is really nice and brings a since of spirituality along with a focus dealing with nature and GOD has to offer us if we embrace.

    I don’t contribute to blogs often but just wanted to add that I am a true advocate of the same prospective. This blog will be saved as my favorite website next to Dr. Oz and http://www.beautyhealthandweightloss.com . Dr. Oz focuses on alternative health remedies and a better way of living the natural way. http://www.beautyhealthandweightloss.com focuses on only all natural products and books on how to make them yourself.

    After having my son, I had an epiphany on life and wanted him to have the best for his body and I also as a single mom wanted to live a health long life to see him grow and have his own harvest so the natural route is always my first option.

    I would encourage your readers to take heed to your advice and know that nature is the key to a more healthier lifestyle. Of course that is my definite opinion. God Bless 🙂

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