Wow, it’s Mother’s Day this Sunday!
Doesn’t it feel like we just had Easter? That’s because we did!
With Easter being as late as it was this year, Mother’s Day is already here!
If you are reading my Blog for the first time or for the hundredth time, you know that I LOVE BEING A MOM! In my life it is my complete Joy, Gift, Blessing and Calling!
When God blessed me with my incredible husband, I thought I died and went to heaven! I think I actually might have! Why would this godly man chose me? Then three years after we were married God blessed us with our first child, a beautiful baby girl with the biggest crystal blue eyes! Her eyes were so blue that after we named her Christina, my Mom told me I named her wrong! She said, “You should have named her Crystal, because of her crystal blue eyes!”
She was right of course, as Mom’s ALWAYS are! Two and a half years later God blessed us with our son! An equally beautiful boy with the biggest almond shaped smokey blue eyes that I had ever seen! It was then that I realized why God joined me together with that godly man!
We were both dedicated to raising a godly heritage. I realized that this was my greatest calling in life, because more than anything, I realized that the only way to do that was not in my power. It was not through any good that I could do, not through loving them more, not through reading the greatest books out there on parenting, not on listening to the strongest podcast or online teaching on parenting, and not by seeking out the most decorated counselor society had to offer. There was only one way to accomplish this harrowing task: It would take my complete and udder discipline and commitment to my God and my man! That’s right, you read this correctly. In order to raise a godly heritage I would need to commit myself first to God and His disciplines in my life, and second, to my husband and our marriage relationship. This would cost me time, effort and saying “NO” to anything or anyone that would get in the way of these two commitments. It would mean that God, His Word, prayer, worshipping and serving Him would come before ME, MY MAN, and MY CHILDREN!
If I have confused you at this point then let me clarify. My children are blessed when I put my relationship with God first and their father next. This allows them to see in action, not just words, God’s purpose for our relationship with Him and with marriage.
Was this an easy task? NO, absolutely not!
I take no credit for accomplishing it, I only give all the glory to God! I had to make the commitment and He had to do the work! I was called to obedience in this, and He was FAITHFUL!
I messed up plenty of times, and I still do! But my commitment has remained, and His Faithfulness has endured!
The greatest JOYS along with the greatest pains have come in raising a godly heritage!
This is what happens when we love authentically and wholeheartedly. We hold nothing back! We trust God to fill in where our weaknesses lack. We continue to step out in faith and trust and watch Him do the work! We allow Him to accomplish what only He can, children who know Him, love Him, trust Him and follow Him!
I realize that some of you reading these words are not biological Mom’s, but please hear me when I say, you are honored, revered, and needed as godly female influences. Children are blessed by you, and they need you!
Happy Mother’s Day to You for the impact and example you have had in the lives of numerous children!
My favorite verse for Mom’s of all ages, stages, and descriptions is this:
“Trust in the Lord with All your heart, and lean not on your own understanding, in ALL your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.”
Step one to becoming a great Mom is to realize that you can not do it in your own strength and wisdom. You need the strength and wisdom that God gives to any of us who ask!
Then my next bit of advice is this: TRUST HIM TO GIVE IT TO YOU!
One of the best quotes I have seen lately is this one by Lisa Bevere;
“A Mother’s INTUITION is often DIVINE DIRECTION from The Holy Spirit.”
Commit yourself to God, and trust in His leading, you cannot lose if you do!
Happy Mother’s Day to all women out there! You are unique, chosen and loved by your Heavenly Father!
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