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I am a Mom

I have been SO blessed. If I truly consider the amazing treasure that has been placed in my care, I am literally speechless. Five precious lives. Each one unique and valuable. Impressionable. Irreplaceable. Fragile.  Full of Hope and Promise.

The greatness of this truth leaves me in awe of this astonishing responsibility. The issue is that I am so busy doing my “job”, that I forget what my “job” really is. The old expression “you can’t see the forest for the trees” comes to mind.  I often find myself buried beneath the byproduct of mothering, that I truly lose sight of what my real responsibilities are.

Over the course of these last ten years, my life has gotten fuller, busier and more hectic. It has also become more rich, memorable and blessed. What I need to come back to again and again is that my call is to be a mother to my children. My call is not to do the laundry. My call is not to cook meals and cleanup piles of dishes. My call is to mother my precious children. To train them to have a heart that longs to know their Maker.  To instruct them in the way of truth. To show them that Jesus is their personal Savior, loving them to His death. To inspire them to live for Him because He is worthy. To model for them a humble, teachable heart. To be an example of loving kindness, longsuffering and hope to each one of them. To teach them how to love their siblings, care for others. To teach them how to forgive and extend grace to others. Oh, so many more wonderful, valuable lessons. If I do not teach them to my children, who will? Who has God called to this task? Me. (Yes, my husband as well, of course – but I am considering my call).

Although there are numerous other duties that fall under the heading of “mother”, such as dishes, cleaning, blah blah blah, I must stay true to the call of God. Yes, those burdens are valid and require time and attention, but not at the expense of actual mothering.

May we as mothers, keep our eyes on Jesus, and be faithful to care for those tender lives committed to our trust.

The wise woman builds her house…. Proverbs 14:1

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Jesus and my Husband

Since my last post, I have been considered deeply what the CALL OF GOD is on my life.  I am a child of God. I am a wife. I am a mother. That’s a simplified list, but where the Lord is wanting me to focus right now.

As a child of God, my first calling is to seek out my Father.  This is my privilege, to be a child of the King. I ought not to take this lightly. He seeks me out, He pursues me with His love, I am the apple of His eye.  He desires to hear my heart and to pour into me. He has absolutely everything I could ever need for this life.  2 Peter 1:3 “…His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us…”  Jesus should always be my top priority. Not only if it’s convenient. Not only if I feel “spiritual”. Not only if I’m desperate. Not only if I’m blessed.  Always. Every day. Day in and day out.

I am a wife. I’ve got a great husband. I didn’t say perfect 🙂 but he is great. He loves Jesus more than he loves me. He loves me with all his heart, and I don’t deserve it. He loves our five children. He works hard for Jesus. Serves His people faithfully. He works hard for his family.  And I am the one that God gave him to care for him, cook for him, wash his clothes, clean his house, love him selflessly, above my own needs or wants.  Honestly, because he is an adult, and with five little ones running around needing me to care for their needs, it is real easy to let my husband’s needs slip to the bottom of the list. And that’s not right. Nor acceptable. 1 Corinthians 7:34″ … she who is married cares about the things of the world–how she may please [her] husband.”  So, Jesus first; my husband needs to be second.

And next… the call of God to be a mother.

Since this call is pressing in on me now, check back in a few days! I’ll share some of my thoughts and vision that God has given me for being a godly mother.

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