Have you ever felt like you are just trying to keep your head above water as a mom? Do you ever wonder if what you are doing really matters?
Within my “mom circles,” I have heard the book Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full by Gloria Furman mentioned a few times. I had heard a few excerpts read and each time I kept thinking, I HAVE to read this book.Now having done so, I know why.
I wasn’t but a few pages in and I had to stop reading, put it down, and digest what I had just read. My heart felt understood. I felt this closeness with God that I hadn’t felt in a while. I am faithful in doing my devotions (almost) every morning, but there are days when I could use just a little more than just a morning devotion.
Then I started to read this book. Treasuring Christ is an honest reflection of who God is, what His grace really means not only to the believer, but to the believing mom – right there, in that moment. It is an in depth look into the character of God and His true desires for us as moms. Though, it is not that how-to parenting book (like Gloria says), where you feel you have to do this and that to be successful. No, all this book asks is that we fall at the feet of Jesus and accept His grace and love that He so freely offers us – every minute of the day. Even when my child is crying. Even when my child is awake for hours on end in the middle of the night. Even when…(you fill in the blank).
In those days when you only get 3-4 hours of sleep, when tears just continue to fall (from mom and child), and no matter what you do never seems like enough, those days can be filled with doubt, lack of purpose, and wondering if this is what life is really supposed to be like?
Gloria, challenges mamas to not focus on the present circumstances, but to seek the eternal. Keeping perspective on the BIG picture and reminding ourselves EVERY minute of the day, to keep our focus on Christ, is life-changing. In our deepest needs, in Christ, we can find a deeper purpose, if we choose to seek HIS truths, and not the lies of this world.
Treasuring Christ gives that confidence and depth we sometimes need as mamas. It will make you want to dig deeper into God’s Word – even if you feel like you have no free minutes left. This book will change your perspective!
I have actually been reading this book FOR my devotions because it is so in-depth. I read a bit at a time and walk away in awe of who God is and what Christ has done for me, which sets the tone for my day.
I have been so moved by this book that I contacted Gloria to see if she would be willing to do a giveaway for my readers! And…
Gloria has offered to giveaway ONE copy of Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full to one of my readers! Click BELOW to enter!