Let God be Your Oxygen | No More Frumpy Mommy ‘Moms’ Night Out’ Challenge Day 11


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This post is part of the No More Frumpy Mommy Moms’ Night Out Challenge, happening now through May 22. YOU can join, too! You might win $200 or tickets to see Moms’ Night Out if you participate! Are you participating and want to leave your link to today’s challenge? Read through this post, then link up at the bottom! Here are the other challenges:

  1. Easy Hair by Tricia Goyer — What’s your secret to easy, no-fuss hair?
  2. How to Get to Church on Time (with Kids) by Tricia Goyer — What tips do you have for getting your family to church on time?
  3. A Fast Recipe that Doesn’t Include Chicken Nuggets by Kerri Pomarolli — What’s your go-to, easy recipe?
  4. Fun Ways to Exercise with Your Kids by Tricia Goyer — How do you involve your kids in your exercise routine?
  5. Take Time for Mom-Friends by Kerri Pomarolli — What’s your favorite way to spend time with your mom-friends?
  6. Simple Makeup for Busy Moms by Tricia Goyer — What are your favorite tips for no-fuss makeup?
  7. A Fast Recipe that Doesn’t Involve Fish Sticks by Tricia Goyer — Share your easy, go-to recipe for your family!
  8. Quick Cleaning Tips by Kerri Pomarolli — What are your quick cleaning tips for busy moms?
  9. Finding Time to Follow Your Dreams by Tricia Goyer — How do you make time to follow your dreams?

Let God be Your Oxygen

The older I get (or maybe the older my kids get!) the more I need God.

I need His guidance.

I need His strength.

I need to remember He’s there, and I can trust Him.

I need to hear His voice.

We need oxygen to breathe. Oxygen isn’t something we really think about until it’s cut off—like when you choke on your soda or even your spit. (Don’t tell me I’m the only one who’s done that!) It’s then that our lungs and mind scream, “Air now!”

As moms sometimes the things our kids do feels like our oxygen is being cut off. The worse things get, the worse our mind screams, “God now! I need you now!”

It’s one of the benefits of being a mom, I think. Our kids remind us that God is our oxygen. We might be able to handle ordinary life with out Him (or so we think), but never the mommy life!

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How can a mom let God be her oxygen?

1. Be aware of your need for Him. Your kids will help you do this, I promise!

2. Ask for His guidance. Beg Him to show up in your day to guide your steps. He does that well. You receive more of His guidance in your daily life the more you ask.

3. Learn to trust God more simply. (This means don’t freak out when things aren’t going as planned.) The more you see Him work out His good in everyday problems, the more you’ll rest in His faithfulness.

4. Develop the spiritual habit of breathing Him in. This just means acknowledging Him throughout the day. Taking not of the world He’s created, and rejoicing in His goodness no matter what’s going on.

Do not question if you really need God. You do, just like you need to breathe. And life just seems to work better when you have your God-oxygen.

How can you let God be your oxygen?

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  1. This looks like a lot of fun. There are several posts there I’m really looking forward to reading.Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday! Looking forward to seeing you again this week!

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