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Home is where God is.

Your home is a sacred and special dwelling place. It is a place where those living in should feel safe and secure. You should feel loved and worthy in that home. Your home is also where your heart is and where your heart is so is your treasure.

 

What kind of home did you come from? Was it a loving home? Was it a home where a mother or father wasn’t present? Was it a home where you didn’t feel safe? Was it a home where you felt comfortable to be who you wanted to be?

 

 

For me I came from a loving home. A home where I was adopted into. God knew I needed family. I remember as a child always being with my family. I basically lived at my grandparents house on the weekends. My mom was blessed to stay home with my brother and I. He is 7 years older than I am. My dad worked a lot. I didn’t grow up in the church. I went to church on my own starting in Jr. High. God was not present in my home growing up. I made the decision in HS to let him in and rule in my heart.

 

 

We all come from different homes and backgrounds. One thing that is the same for all of us though is GOD. He is the maker of the lives that live in those homes. He is the maker of our stories also. Do you let the past define who you are today? Do you have regrets about the home you came from? Do you love the home you’ve made today?

 

My home is a place where God definitely dwells but it’s also a place where I have basically pushed him in the closet. I have been trying to do this mom of 3 thing on my own without any help from Him. It’s been a daily struggle that I’ve wrestled with.  I feel the need to try my hardest to accomplish the many tasks without seeking Him. Now I do not want you to think that I am this mom who does it all while being in the word daily. This is where I am failing. THIS is where God can meet me and use me though. I know it. Through trials our faith is tested and we grow.

I know he hears me and I know he sees my heart. I long for a home that is full of the presence of the Lord. I desire to speak to my children gently. I desire for them to see their mother basking in the word D A I L Y. In order for them to physically see that I must DO SOMETHING. I must resist the devil. He is at work and he wants my heart. He wants my husband. He wants my children. He wants my family. He hates me writing about the Lord. HE ABHORS my prayers and when I praise the Lord. Mothers we must shield our family from Satan and his evil schemes against us. Let’s petition together to make God the center of our homes.

For me I need to slow down and be more present. I need to be concerned more about my children and not an email. I’ve been so wrapped up in trying to keep up with my blog and make money. I need to engage more with my children. I found myself tonight looking at my phone while playing Candy land with my two oldest children. I hated doing it but I still kept doing it.Why????? Why do we get so wrapped up in things of this world. Why couldn’t I just put my phone down and be in the moment?!??!?!! I am letting Satan again have a foothold over me. I will not continue to let him win. The battle has already been won my friends. BUT GOD.

 

 

I am taking a stand starting June 23 to be in the moment and play board games without cell phones. What is holding you back from making your home a place where God is the center?

 

 

 

My prayer:

Jesus wash me in your love.

Even when my strength is lost I’ll praise you.

Hold me through the trials.

My heart burns for you.

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to read my heart.

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13 Comments

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    Aseky Bonnaire
    June 23, 2017 at 12:18 am

    This was BEAUTIFUL Brittany! You have such a beautiful heart. I really needed this.
    I’m also guilty of being on my phone and not present in the moment with my kids. But it’s something I’m working on.
    So thankful we crossed paths on Instagram!

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    Nicole
    June 23, 2017 at 8:40 am

    I love this!! My friends and I are actually reading the book hands free mama this summer! It is so convicting!

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    Amy Jones
    June 23, 2017 at 8:48 am

    I think many of us have this thought. I also always acknowledge that people build their homes with God in many different ways and they share it with others in many different ways. Being at Church every Sunday is not always my best way. With kiddos, we don’t always find ourselves able to best absorb and we find that the kids are not either. We have to pick and choose that Sundays that are best for our family — and I am okay with that! Thank you for your reflective and loving words!

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    Jessica Glaze
    June 23, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Great post Brittany. I always make sure I protect our marriage from attack because a healthy God centered marriage in central to a healthy family life. Thanks for sharing girl.

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    Natalie
    June 23, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Very beautiful post Brittany ! I am lacking TERRIBLY at keeping God at the center. I have felt very lost with my faith the last year and I struggle to even pray now. I don’t talk to my son about God or teach him the Bible like I promised myself I would. I think it is glorious that you are making great changes in your life and home ! I hope I can follow along too in my own life and home. ❤️

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    ashley peavey
    June 23, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    AMEN mama, thanks for sharing this. I am right there with you. Whether it’s an email or the feeling of NEEDING to keep the house cleaned – it takes away from what is really important. I definitely needed this reminder.

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    Kelly McJunkin
    June 23, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    This was so good. I feel a lot like you, where I have a hard time just giving up to God and letting go of control. I try to do this whole Mama thing on my own- but that never works!! Thank you for sharing

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    Bridget
    June 24, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Love that you shared this! WE all fall short, with kids or no kids. Satan has a special way of attacking. Let go, and let God! You’ve got this mama!

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    Cammeo
    June 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Thank you for sharing – I was just literally feeling this way and promising myself to be more present in my toddlers life before our new baby arrives.

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    Chelsea McKinney
    June 24, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Very well said! Since he’s such a loving father it’s almost easy to put him to the side when we’re so busy, especially with this mom thing, but when I really pause and think about it I know he’s has made me into the mother I am and He shows me sooooo much grace! I HAVE to make more time!

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    Catia
    June 24, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    I just put scriptures up in my guest bedroom/office to help me keep prayed up! I know God – love God – but sometimes I forget the TRUTH. You know? Praying for you sister!

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    Erica @ Coming Up Roses
    June 25, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    You are so right, Brittany – Satan tries to get in there and distract us from what matters most. AIn’t nobody got time! Be gone! I lovelovelove prayer – adopting it, too!

    Coming Up Roses

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    BROOKE ROSE
    July 21, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Love your blog! God is in control~ Let go and let God~ 🙂 <3 GOD BLESS!

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