This is the last day of my 30 Day Bible Challenge. These last 30 days have been full with ups and downs but I think my challenge was a success. It all started with a day where my husband and I had this “big” fight (you can read more about it here). And I wasn’t happy about it. I realized I was getting angry too quickly for silly reasons and that was impacting our everyday lives. There was a period in time that I would get angry almost everyday and my husband and children suffered because I wouldn’t be me while mad.
I want to be a happy wife and a happy mother, and I want to enjoy my family as much as possible. And this is my beginning, with God’s help. Reading little parts of the Bible for the last 30 days has had a huge impact in my life. It’s actually hard to explain but I feel calmer, more at peace now. Yes, I still do get angry but I can only remember one occasion out of 30 days where I was very upset. Interesting enough, I felt like that was God’s test for me and I failed. But He is a GREAT and FORGIVING father and I know that I still have a lot to learn.
Out of everything I have read, Proverbs 31 is probably the passage that has stuck with me the most, and I think it’s because it speaks to women more. I feel like it’s a guide of how I should be as a wife and mother, but obviously it’s the ideal woman. I’m far from ideal but I will definitely try to be the best for my family.
The passages I’ve chosen have been very inspirational, and they have given me more knowledge about God’s power and love towards us. I encourage you to read them, if not all, at least some. They are very interesting and very easy to follow.
I love my family, they are my everything and I like how 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 summarizes love:
Love is patient and kind.
Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud.
Love is not rude, it is not selfish, and it cannot be made angry easily.
Love does not remember wrongs done against it.
Love is never happy when others do wrong, but it is always happy with the truth.
Love never gives up on people. It never stops trusting, never loses hope, and never quits.
I think if we just practice God’s meaning of love more often, the world would be a better place. And what better place to do this than at home. I want my children to grow up feeling loved and welcomed; I want them to know they can trust daddy and mommy and that we’ll be here for them no matter what. And I want to grow old with my husband and share a life of adventure with him. I pray to God that we find love in the everyday things we do, and that I can continue my journey to learn more about Him. I also pray that you find God in your own life and if you are going through a struggle, reach out to Him; He will help you.