Monday, February 20, 2012

Mom Heart Conference meets GMG!

One of my favorite things about the Mom Heart conference was getting to meet all of the Good Morning Girls who attended! Although we know we are all real people with real lives, it sure is nice confirming that in person instead of over the internet. :) We spent time laughing hard and crying hard with women whose desire is the same as ours - to know and love God more passionately by consistently spending time in His Word. It doesn't take long to form bonds with these women when that is the resounding theme of our hearts! Good Morning Girls and the Mom Heart conference compliment each other so well, because they both support the theme of making time for God a priority. If I want to parent effectively, there is no set formula... I must spend much time filling myself up with the wisdom of God. In fact, as moms living in a culture that counteracts biblical teaching, we cannot afford to NOT spend time with God. Some of my favorite quotes from the conference encouraging time in God's Word:

"Have we ever stopped and thought Who we are passing up spending our time with?" (when we don't fit time in our schedules for reading the Bible and prayer). We have an opportunity every day to commune with the Creator of the heavens and the earth, the One who defeated death, and who has given us victory in Christ. Wow!! Now that's something worth making time for.

"In the absence of Biblical conviction, you will go the way of culture." Fill up on things that are true and are worth filling up on!

"You cannot give what you've not taken in." How can I expect God's love and grace to flow from me if I'm not spending time with Him? If left to myself, it's hard telling what will come out...

"Start something that will change generations to come. How? It starts with you being in the Word." Oh, how I want to be a difference maker, and God has already given us "everything we need for life and godliness..." (2 Peter 1). Let's fill up, and affect the next generation for Christ!

"If you keep pouring into others' lives and never fill yourself up (with God's Word), eventually your pitcher will be empty." Oh, how often I am guilty of doing life on my own strength, instead of tapping into God's power - the source of Living Water - every day. Though I often exhaust all of my human efforts (even though I try, I will never succeed by working hard enough, being responsible enough, logical enough, etc...), His well never runs dry!

However, it is up to us to go to the well.

"By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches." ~Proverbs 24:3-4

1 comment:

Kate said...

'"In the absence of Biblical conviction, you will go the way of culture." Fill up on things that are true and are worth filling up on!'

I loved this statement!! Great post and very encouraging. I've never heard of the Mom Heart Conference so this was quite interesting. (found you through Women Living Well link-up)