Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Deep Magic

A couple weekends ago, at the Influence Conference (catch the virtual experience), my heart
and mind were stretched, blown, moved, busted, blessed, and restored in so many good ways.
And in the midst of World War III that was taking place within me - I felt like God was
reminding me that I AM ENOUGH. It is enough if I am just faithful to the most
eminent task before me...

and that is living my vocation as a wife and mother to the fullest degree possible.
If I do nothing else, but love and mother my family well... it is enough.

All the other things - the dreams, the callings, the ministry opportunities are there and
seriously burning in my heart. Some days it all feels so heavy; a joyous burden, if that
makes any sense. I cry over the lives that I hope to touch. I am eager, chomping at the bit of hope,
that if I live my vocation well that God will bring all of the other things into His perfect order.

And you guys... He does.

I am often so overwhelmed with the condition of our world. Where are all the saints?
One day I'm ready to lead a rebellion, the next I'm making plans to pack up and move
my family to the North Pole to ride out "the end of the world."

But then I look at my sons. The greatest gifts I have been given this side of heaven -
and in turn, the greatest gifts I will leave - as a legacy - in this world. I know with my
whole heart that it is my honor, my duty, to love and form them well for the Father.
For the sake of the Kingdom. For the sake of the next generation that will walk this earth.

I want them to know the "deep magic", like that dear C.S. Lewis speaks of in
The Chronicles of Narnia. I want it to course through their blood. I want it seared
on their hearts. I don't want them to forget that when all the lights go out -
OUR GOD IS THERE. And that He must be given to the whole world.
That truth must reign.

If I accomplish nothing else in this life, I will die a happy woman...
knowing that I embraced the message that "I AM ENOUGH" and that it is MORE than
enough to raise a generation for Jesus Christ.

"...'for you I have prepared this.' She held up a small crystal phial:
it glittered as she moved it, and rays of white light sprang from her hand.
'In this phial,' she said, 'is caught the light of Earendil's star, set amid
the waters of my fountain. It will shine still brighter when night is about you.
May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.'"

- The Fellowship of the Ring // J.R.R. Tolkien

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    1. HA! What does that even mean, Matt Malicki??!?

  2. I definitely commend you for all that you do and I love your blog, but I can definitely see where the so-called "mommy wars" pull on the ol' heartstrings. I think that for moms that work, whether by choice or not, the notion that staying home and not working at all "is enough" means that if we do work at all, we are somehow NOT doing enough as a mother and a wife. Does that make any sense? I think a lot of moms feel guilty either way you look at it. In the end, it comes down to all of us believing that we ARE enough and doing enough when we feel like we are following God's plans for our lives. :)

    1. Oh yea - can totally see all that mommy-war crazy stuff going on! Thankfully I am surrounded my such supporting, like-minded men, women, and families - that it makes living my vocation easy and joyful! I guess I'm more worried that I'm not doing "enough" for the kingdom of God. Worried that I am not working hard or fast enough to bring the LOVE and PEACE that I've found in Christ to those around me. SIGH. Problems. Lol.

      I totally agree though. And you completely made sense. It DOES come down to EACH OF US believing that we ARE enough... whatever that means to us and God!


  3. I love this. I love your heart!!! Thanks for the reminder today.

    1. aww thanks, Katie!!! you are so welcome. just from one momma to another! keep up the "best" fight!!!

  4. Brittany you inspire me to be a better mother and wife! I too feel like you and your in sight is so true. It lifts my heart to hear your words and by your example you are leading and changing lives.
    P.S. I love your quote at the end :)

    1. NATALIE! It is TRUE to say that we inspire EACH OTHER!!! This community of mommas - between the blog, facebook, IG, twitter, etc. is one that is filled with so much inspiration!!! It's awesome to know that we can encourage, uplift, pray, celebrate, suffer with the body of Christ!!!! So happy to be part of your life, Nat. God bless you and your fam XO

  5. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing... just loved this : )

  6. Beautiful thoughts. It is so easy to be captured by the lie that whatever we are doing, it is not enough. We are not fast enough, creative enough, smart enough, joyful enough, etc.

    "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

    and in the words of St. Teresa of Avila

    "Let nothing trouble you,
    let nothing frighten you.
    All things are passing;
    God never changes.
    Patience obtains all things.
    He who possesses God lacks nothing:
    God alone suffices."

    Peace to you and your family.

    1. THAT quote from St. Teresa of Avila is PERFECT. I'm going to write that down and put it somewhere in my house as a reminder. Thanks for sharing that, friend!!! I love it!!!


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