Monday, July 21, 2014
The Role of Being a Mother... and Honor thy Mother
Erin Davis, author of Beyond Bathtime, tells us that our children are an unreached people group. They come to earth without an understanding of God. They don't automatically know Him as their Savior. Someone has to teach them. Someone has to train them. They are your mission field. They're a little flock of people who doesn't know about Jesus unless you tell them. So how can that be a small thing?
Firstly, to be a good mother, you need to understand your role and that is not easy to do alone. If your mother, your grandmother did their job- educating you on motherhood, it will be easier but not without diligence. Hence...it is all about training as Erin points out; and as I point out, you can't be a good trainer if you did not have good training. So, what to do if you want to be a mom or already are and you feel that you are training your children the way they should be because you know that your upbringing was less than positive as in having received training to be a Christian and a Christian mother.
You have only to turn to your Bible and read God's word and read God's word to your children and most of all, what you read must be applied so that your children will see that the Bible is a book of instruction which works now in their life and will continue to do so. This advice is good for you 'mom' now and in the future as you will begin to rest in the Lord and your stress level comes down knowing that He is watching over you as you watch over your children. A child left to him/herself disgraces his/her mother. Proverbs 29:15 A wise mother imparts wisdom, she watches over the affairs of her household and her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Proverbs 31:27-29
A mother comforts her child Isaiah 66; by imparting information to her child. What kind of information? The serious kind- strong identity and strong faith. How can that be a small thing?