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Mighty {Five Minute Friday}

Five Minute FridayIt’s Five Minute Friday with lovely Lisa-Jo!

Set a timer and just write. Don’t worry about making it just right or not.

For me? An exercise in letting go and letting words flow. Five minutes only. {yes, I do set a timer and it quacks like a duck at 5 minutes, which totally makes me smile}

Today’s prompt: Mighty.

Stick around for why this week is so important!

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And go…

I’m coming up on eight years of being a mom and I’m still not sure of myself. The moment I think I’ve figured out what works for our family, our boys, things change – ages, stages, moods, circumstances. I’m a little lost and trying to find my place.

Mighty Men

But I do know one thing about these boys of ours: I want to raise them to be mighty men of God. I want them to recognize the strength and power that comes from the Holy Spirit when they are living in relationship with Jesus. To use that might for the Kingdom. To be mighty for God and to love mightily. To use their passion and strong will for justice and mercy in His name.

I know no other way to do this than to be a mighty warrior in prayer for them. I’m not a guy. I don’t know how to be a godly man. But I know how to pray and prayer is a mighty weapon. None of us will be mighty on our own, but in His hands, there is strength this world can’t come close to touching.

Mighty

I need to wear out the knees of my jeans in prayer the way my boys do playing hard. A mighty prayer warrior to raise mighty men of God. Only by His grace, I’m finding this is my place.

Stop.

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Do you ever feel lost and completely un-mighty in your role as a mother? You’re not alone. And even though our paths to motherhood are very different, I’ve never felt so understood as a mom as I did reading Lisa-Jo’s new book, Surprised by Motherhood. Mamas, this book is for all of you and it will rock your world. Go. Pre-order it now. For you, your mom, your sister, your bible study – all the mothers you know. I have more to share on this next week, but know that I laughed and cried and finished it in 48 hours.

And go read more fabulous posts on the topic of mighty at Lisa-Jo’s place today!

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Comments

  1. Stopping by from the FMF party :) I so enjoyed reading your post for today. It was such a great reminder to really embrace our role as intercessors for our children. Thank you!

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  2. Stopping over from FMF and loved your post. I love how you focused on what MIGHTY really means and praying that your sons would be MIGHTY men for the Lord, not mighty in the way the world views strength and might.

    Saying a prayer that you can be mighty in prayer for them…oh and that you’ll have some energy–3 boys has got to keep you busy!! They sure are cute with all that blonde hair!

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  3. Love, love, love this, Erin. Wearing out your jean knees in prayer as they do in play? Brilliant and beautiful. Thanks, friend.
    anna {girlwithblog.com} recently posted..on 35 weeks: a #girlwithbaby update

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  4. This was great – I really enjoyed the direction you took with the mighty prompt. Thanks for sharing, loved it!
    Steph recently posted..Not By Might Nor By Power

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  5. I quite often feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of motherhood. I love it, but I need lots of prayer. :)
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