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Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Joined Up Motherhood (J.U.M)
Joined Up Motherhood is something God laid on my heart in response to my confusion and panic about something I said to my teen children about three weeks ago. At the time, I thought it was the 'right' thing to tell two teens. Later on and even before I shared it with my mgm who saw it differently too, I knew that it may have sounded like the right thing but it was not the 'God thing'. I realised that I said it to them out of fear, pure and simple. And it dawned on me that a person who would come to that kind of conclusion and say that kind of thing had clearly forgotten the place and power of prayer in our lives as Christians. How could I have done that? Me? Salt? Honestly, I know not. I just did cos this world of ours has that kind of power. The power to frighten a Christian mother to the point where she loses sight of her God and begins to babble nonsense to her kids!
But I have found my lost sight and I thank God for allowing verbal u-turns.You see, I need not be afraid as long as I can pray. On my own and with others. That is what Joined Up Motherhood (J.U.M) is about. Women coming together to pray for their children. I know I am not alone in the worries I face as a mom in these times. I know there are other moms out there gazing into the future wondering what on earth is to become of our kids in a world that seems to be getting more and more permissive with each passing day. It is these moms that I am inviting to 'join up with me' in praying for our children, our future. Motherhood is a powerful force. A dear friend once told me that 'women hold up half the skies. God holds the other half'. I love that and I believe that if we join our 'praying hands' together and partner with God, we will hold up the skies of this world for our children and they will prosper in all their ways. Regardless of the times we live in.
Please Joined Up Motherhood is not a group. It is not a Club. It is not a social or networking event. The way God laid this in my heart, Joined Up Motherhood is a deep expression of a mother's Love & Trust. Love for her children and Trust in her God. So if you do decide to come join with me, I would love for you to come prepared to express your deep love for your children and your even deeper trust in God via your heartfelt prayers. It's as simple and as powerful as that. We will pray using Stormie Omartian's awesome treasure for moms - The Power of Praying Mom/Parent. We will also pray as led by the Spirit of God. So please do go get a copy of this book if you plan to join up with me on this.
May I warn you, the gatherings will be during the work week so if you plan to come, it means you have to plan to take the day off work, if like me, you are in paid employment. Our weekends, as women, are just so short and full of activities and we want to be able to focus during the three (3) hours we shall be praying for our children. The first date will be in March 2013 and once I lock down the date, I will send it to all who wish to join up. How do you join up? You just send me a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to say so. You will get the date, venue and more information on what you will need to bring for the J.U.M gathering. I am so excited about this and pray I have managed to infect you a little. But I tell you, whether we are two or twenty-two women there that day, we shall pray for our children and I know God will hear our joined up prayer in Jesus name! Amen!
Enjoy the holiday people and remember, you don't have to wait for J.U.M or any other prayer event to pray for your children. Talk to your God now. That's really all prayer is: Talking to God and as he has proven to me over and over again, He is waiting, eager to listen to us..
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