31 days of living free: what is brave?

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I think you always need a dose of bravery when you read your words in front of a giant (well, to me!) room full of women.

Today at MOPS, I shared a devotional based on this blog post. How do we raise brave kids? Start by being brave mamas!

Sometimes, we let people put out the flames that God has set in our hearts.

In Matthew 5, verses 14-16, Jesus says,

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

And if we’re not careful, we get so busy in the act of mothering and weighed down by the weariness of the world, that little by little, our light gets snuffed out.

We have such a privilege and honor to influence the next generation to be world-changers. Being brave is simply letting God’s radical love flow out of our lives. It’s taking little steps of faith and falling into the arms of a Father who calls us by name. It’s knowing we’re worth more than many sparrows, so we don’t have to live in fear.

Shine on, mamas. Your light shows those little hearts they can live free, too.

(Also, my sweater was thrifted for $3! My friend Erin has been blogging her 31 days on thrifting, and I’m totally loving her tips.)

31 Days of Living Free: Rooted Love for Women Who Dream | Many Sparrows Blog

This part of 31 daily posts of living free. Living freely is something we do momentarily, but to fully live free? That’s a transformation — a total change not only in what we’re like, but in who we are. You can find all the 31 Days of Living Free posts here

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