Mama’s as kids most of our families told us that we were pretty and how nice we looked. For the most part we believed them. Fast forward to adulthood, now you’re a Mama. You’ve had a child, or two, maybe 3 (well in my case 4) and you have the hips, belly bulge and tiger stripes (stretch marks) to prove it. Some of us look at our bodies and we do not recognize what it has become. Others of us take every precaution necessary to make sure we stay fit & trim. We obsess over our weight, our dress size and compare our bodies to others. Now I am all about taking care of your temple, but are you taking care of your heart? Mama’s I’m not talking about heart disease, but I’m talking about the spiritual contents of your heart.
While journaling this morning I came across 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV) “The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” So I ask you what’s in your heart. Mama’s are you just as concerned with what you put in your body as what you allow into your heart? The bible tells us that God is not concerned with how fine you are, how much money is in your account, how many frequent flyer miles you’ve accumulated or your latest handbag purchase. He is concerned with your heart. Are you the Mama who has a pretty face, nice clothes, car and house, but you hold anger in your heart? Sit back and take a moment to assess the condition of your heart. What are you harboring, feelings of joy or jealousy, happiness or hurt? I don’t know your heart, but God does and he sees all and knows all. You may be able to fool people, but not God. So I encourage you to have a spiritually healthy heart, I guarantee you’ll feel a lot better when you do. It’s hard to claim joy every day and treat others kindly when you don’t have joy in your heart. Happy Hump Day Mama’s!
Don’t just live life, Enjoy it!