Growing 

  I am growing in numerous ways these days. I am growing physically, due to baby Lila, and spiritually. 
A women can not exactly prepare to be a mother. She can buy all the things that she will need, but she’ll never be ready. It’s something that you don’t exactly get practice at because every baby is different, and even if she has been a baby sitter for others, this time it’s her baby. 

God tells us in Epeshians 6:1-4 the instructions to children. Yes, children are to obey their parents, but we, as parents, are to not provoke them to wrath. That can be difficult, but when you look at it, why would you want to do this? Now, I’m pretty sure not all parents walk around and plan to make their kids mad, but why not constantly be praying and thinking about not provoking them. Constantly envolving our Lord Jesus Christ in our lives should not be a chore, but something we love to do because He is our Father. 

Growing to make your home a place of peace. The women of today want to be just like the men of this world. Earlier in my life I desired this too, but growing closer to God I realized that I was not following His commands for my life, but rather the desires of this world. Women are to be the homemakers. Husbands, do you want to come home to a dirty, chaotic, angry home? I don’t think you would. Proverbs 21:9 and 19 both speak about how a husband rather be somewhere else then at home with a angry women. Relinquish your anger women. If your angry all the time, are you allowing the spirit to work within you? Are you looking at yourselves and really, truly asking yourselves,”is there anything that you can change in me God?” We need to ask these questions. Don’t think about how God should change your husband or children, but rather yourself first. Your no good to people when your working in the flesh. 

Study Proverbs 31 this month. Take 1 verse and study it each day, write it on a flash card and stick it in your pocket, on your fridge, or in your bathroom. Even put a reminder on your phone with the verse so your constantly reminded to grow in the Lord.