First of all Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms! I have to tell you it is by far one of the greatest blessings I have received. If you are a mom I am sure you will agree. I can remember the days of praying for my daughter: 1) that we could get pregnant and 2) that we would have a healthy little person. God answered my prayers.
I can remember the flood of love that entered my heart when she was born. I knew without hesitation I would jump in front of a moving semi for her. As I watch my daughter grow my heart is filled with so much joy and love. It’s been said you don’t really know what love is until you have a child. With that love comes (for me anyway) a great deal of doubt and worry. In her early years I questioned everything. I would cry when someone other than my husband wanted to hold her because I feared her catching something and getting sick. I’m just going to put it out there, that I was literally “One Of Those Moms”.
As my daughter grows and my relationship with Christ grows I am getting better. Today I realize that my daughter though I love her dearly, is not truly mine she is His. Scripture tells us that children are a gift from the Lord (Psalm 127 3:5). As a Christian mom, I have come to realize how precious this gift is and how great my responsibility to her and to my Lord is.
God commands many things from mothers. Proverbs 22:6 tells us to train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. My daughter is great at many things, she does well at school, is thriving in gymnastics, but my number one priority as her mom is to help nurture that relationship between her and her Heavenly Father.
Sometimes being a mother is very difficult, especially in this culture we live in. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard “but my friends all do it” or “other kids my age have a cell phone” (this is the big thing in my house right now). If I had to guess many of you have heard the saying that parenting doesn’t come with a how to manual. Unfortunately I bought into that for the first few years of my child’s life. Today I know better. There is no better guide than the bible. My daughter is now at the age where she is very curious and asks a lot of questions. I love when I can grab the bible and answer those questions biblically.
I could quote many more verses from the bible on motherhood but the bottom line is if you are a mom, you are blessed in a mighty way. I thank my Heavenly Father for allowing me to be a mother. I pray all the moms out there have a wonderfully blessed day. Remember God loves you as he has entrusted you with his most precious gift.