Welcome to our Sunday Scripture Spotlight, where an exemplary woman shares a scripture that holds special meaning to her and helps her fulfill her purpose with power! These women inspire us, and we hope their words will inspire you.
Today we are so excited to have Krista, one of the fabulous ladies behind The Small Seed, sharing a scripture with us! She is so talented, and radiates the joy of motherhood. If you haven’t been over to The Small Seed recently, start with one of our favorites by Krista, here. The Small Seed is truly a bright spot in our online world, and inspires us to be better and remember the important things in life! Thanks for sharing with us, Krista!
There are so many loud voices out there today and I let them to get to me waayy too much. I’m sure you’ve felt this happen too; all it takes is a little social media, a little too much self-pity or one too many hard days of feeling like things just aren’t going the way you want them to. I think these feelings can come at any stage in life, but for me I’m right in the trenches of motherhood and so many of these thoughts come as I try and figure out the best way to raise my kids day in and day out. And we all know how many opinions are out there on parenting these days!
I found myself in this spot of confusion in figuring out me, my family and where we want to go when I came across this verse in Matthew 13, verse 15.
“For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.”
It hit me hard when I realized that although I was trying to look and listen to scriptures and prophets I wasn’t really letting that understanding sink into my heart to truly understand, to feel that conversion and to be healed. I was letting too much to the world in and paying not enough attention to what God wanted for me. I realized that I needed to take a step further in my study of the scriptures, think more deeply about my prayers and take a step (or two) back from what I felt the world was telling me. Because in the end what really matters is who God wants me to be and how he can guide me and my family.