We all know mommin' ain't easy. The struggle is real. So many wants and demands coming at you all the time. I have gotten into the habit of asking God for wisdom, patience, strength, and grace to serve my family every day. You would be amazed at how much better my day is just by asking for those simple things. As I mentioned in the Identity post, that is my job, my current command. There is more to who I am than being a mother and wife. This season of life, however, is the majority of my make-up. I pour so much of myself into my family every day. It should be no surprise they are the prime target for the enemy attacks.

How often do we allow the enemy to get into our heads? Convince us that our family is not treating us as they should? Make us feel like we aren't doing a good job with our family?

He will do anything to destroy the happiness we have created in our home.

It doesn't take much in my house to disturb the peace. One rough night of homework or a few dirty dishes left in the sink is all we need to start fueling a fire.

Having a strong family bond is important. It is also a lot of HARD work. We have to fight for our families every day  - We have to fight for our husbands - We have to fight for our kids.

Too often I find myself fighting with them and not for them.

I love this quote above. Take the fight out of our living room and to our prayer room!

Have you ever bowed your head or dropped to your knees in the middle of an argument? You can freeze time and start praying right then. What would you pray for? 

That is your Family Prayer Strategy. Right there in the heat of it, what do you need God to do? Instead of asking in the midst of the fight, we need to pray at the beginning of our day. We need to ask God to protect our house. To keep this bad junk out! 

Get out your journals and start writing out your prayer strategy. Some of the verses I added to my journal are:

You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus - 2 Timothy 2:1

She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong - Proverbs 31:17 

I actually have the whole Proverbs 31 verse written down in my journal as a daily reminder of the kind of mother, wife, woman I am supposed to be.


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