Tiny Joyful Treasures is committed to guiding Christian moms and families to Jesus through everyday life and showing you how to parent in a God-honoring way.
Our goal here is to give you tools and resources to apply to real life to help you reduce overwhelm, increase the grace of God in your life in a real way, and help you mold your children to spread their wings and soar with Jesus. I want to help you thrive God’s way!
Jesus said this, “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” in Matthew 6:19-21.
That’s the root of TJT.
So what are the treasures we’re talking about and how do we “store them up”?
You store up your treasures by investing in your relationship with Him like you would a friend, because He is your friend!
I teach young wives and mothers how to:
- Grow by making God your go to and top priority.
- Make prayer a reflex.
- Strengthen your faith.
- Deepen your prayer life.
- Set a godly example of a wife and mother to your children.
- Work to strengthen the relationships within the walls of your home.
- Set the tone of your home.
- Honor God in the mundane acts of wifehood and motherhood.
- Allow God to renew the way you think in a way that allows it to trickle into the rest of your life.
When you put these things together and start investing your time well, you are going to live up to your full potential. This is where God-honoring personal growth starts. When you step into God’s will for you, your life will change. When you yield to Him and let Him do the rest, you will grow spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Change and growth are inevitable when pursuing the presence of God is your daily priority. When you commit your ways to Him, no matter what you’re doing, if the goal is to honor Him and go where He leads you, you will be successful.
(John 15:14; Proverbs 31:28-30; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Proverbs 19:21; Psalm 91; Psalm 94:19; Proverbs 20:24; Philippians 4:6-8; Ephesians 3:20; Ephesians 5:1; Jeremiah 33:3; Isaiah 55:8-9)
You store up your treasures by intentional love in daily actions toward your husband. God made you a team! It’s literally you two, together, in everything in this life.
You have to invest in your teammate so when the hard stuff in life comes, you’re prepared to withstand the battles. God is the rock, but your marriage is like the home. You have to build a strong, lasting home on God (the lasting foundation) to weather the storms of life.
Your marriage is the single most important relationship in your life (besides your relationship with Jesus) for a couple of reasons:
- This is the only relationship God created that is supposed to directly mimic how Christ loved the church. There’s a high standard here and it takes daily effort to attain and maintain.
2. Secondly, if you have children, they will very likely spend their lives striving for the relationship of their parents, whether they realize it or not. This is a massive responsibility because they are our heritage and we show them how to live a righteous life by the way we do.
3. Marriage, as well as our children’s first example of God’s love, is everyone else’s first example of how we live for the Lord (or how we don’t). Christians are supposed to look and act differently. If people don’t know about the love of God, the first place they will see it is in us and in our marriage. Genuine, healthy marriages are God’s love mobilized.
We are literally walking out God’s love in this way. A great marriage and example of the love of Christ is a testimony in and of itself, and it’s what we will build the rest of our life on.
(Proverbs 12:3; Proverbs 19:14; Genesis 2:24; Proverbs 14:1; Proverbs 31:10-12; Proverbs 18:22; John 16:33; Matthew 7:24-27)
You store up your treasures in your children by loving them fiercely in a love that mimics God’s love for us, by implementing godly principles and correction, and constantly pointing your children back to Jesus. When we get ahold of the reality that our children are God’s first and ours second, it transforms the way we parent.
You show your children how to have their own relationship with God by modeling your own in your day to day life and raising them up the way they should go so that when they’re grown they won’t depart from it. This will have a ripple effect for generations to come and affect people you will never even meet.
Talk about storing up treasures!
These are the big ones, so what are the “tiny” ones we’re talking about?
Simply put, they are the day to day things we see these themes resurfacing in:
- When the Lord answers a small prayer in your heart that you hadn’t even prayed.
- When your husband helps you put the dishes away.
- When your child wraps little thick baby arms around you and tells you they love you.
- When your children love each other with the love of God.
- When you see your hard work coming through in something you taught your children.
- When your little one leaves a note in chunky, kid writing in all caps on your Bible that says, “I LOVE YOU MOM.”
- Baby laughs. Enough said.
- When your children love each other well.
- Watching your husband be an incredible Dad.
These just scratch the surface!
My job is to give you tools to help you parent in a godly way, invest in your marriage, and store up your treasures in heaven by living a Godly life well fulfilled. I will help you implement principles and give you resources to help you live a life that honors God and store up your treasures in heaven – starting in your home today!
Now let’s get you thriving, Mama!
(Proverbs 19:18; Proverbs 20:11; Matthew 19:14; Psalm 127:3-5; Proverbs 22:6; Isaiah 54:13; 3 John 1:4; Ephesians 6:4; Jeremiah 1:5; Psalm 112:1-4; Psalm 139:13-18; Proverbs 29:17)