Before having children, author Heidi St. John’s confidence in God felt unshakable. A few years and a few children later, Heidi felt so discouraged that she could barely get out of bed.
She remembers waking one cold January morning and hearing her children arguing in another room. The day hadn’t even begun, and she was already defeated. She willed herself to her feet by opening her Bible and reading from the Psalms. She soon realized that, while she had placed her confidence in her own abilities, King David’s praises were rooted in his confidence in God.
The trenches of motherhood can be challenging when your infant spits up on your favorite shirt, your toddler spills their lunch all over the floor or you trip over the same toy a dozen times. But then you tuck those little ones into bed that night, and your frustration melts away.
At least until the next day.
Being a mom takes strength – a strength that comes from the Lord. On our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Fueling Motherhood Through Spiritual Discipline,” Heidi St. John is with us to encourage moms to stay spiritually disciplined in their relationship with the Lord.
Heidi runs MomStrong International, an online ministry for women. She knows the mom role well. She and her husband Jay have seven children. She’s also a popular speaker and author. Her book MomStrong 365: A Daily Devotional to Encourage and Empower Everyday Moms is the basis for our conversation.
She says being “MomStrong” means God has placed a high calling on your life to:
- Raise His children.
- Be strong in the Lord.
- Know who we are in Christ.
- Impart that strength to our kids.
Hear how to draw strength from your relationship with the Lord through spiritual discipline on your local radio station, online, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, via Google Podcasts, or on our free phone app.
Heidi St. John’s book MomStrong 365: A Daily Devotional to Encourage and Empower Everyday Moms is available for a gift of any amount. And when you help Focus on the Family with a gift, your donation will be DOUBLED for TWICE the impact in helping others through this ministry. Our thanks to generous donors who’ve made that possible. Click here for more information or call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).