In light of mother’s day this month I wanted to share some musings of mine as I have searched the scriptures on motherhood…
We can have complete confidence in raising up these children of ours that have been specifically gifted to us.
So we can say with confidence, the Lord is my helper and I will have no fear… –Hebrews 13:6
In the book of 1 Samuel it tells of a woman named Hannah. she longed for a child and these are her words:
I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life will be given over to the Lord. –1 Samuel 1:27-28
There have been times too numerous to count that I have questioned who am I, and what qualifications could I possibly possess to raise these precious children? I have been in the refining process from day one of our eldest being born. Patience has never been a virtue I could claim for my own! Although, when we give our children over to God and trust him with the safety of our children, knowing his love far surpasses our own, we must trust him also with knowing he chose us. Let that sink in a minute. He divinely chose us to be the mother to these very children we call our own.
He perfectly matches each mother with each child.
He is able to shine through our weaknesses and shortcomings so others will know our strength comes from God and not our own abilities…
We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. –2 Corinthians 4:7
We are jars of clay with little value on our own but hold the treasure of God: the gospel. As we focus our eyes on things above we can rest assured that he will equip us for every unique situation we face with each and every one of our children.
Neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. –1 Corinthians 3:7
We plant seeds in our children but the Holy Spirit is the one who cultivates their heart, letting the seeds take root. What a weight off our shoulders knowing it is God doing the hard labor and not our own doing.
How fitting it is that Mother’s day is celebrated in the midst of spring. We have the pleasure of witnessing new growth, where seeds lay dormant, they have now taken root and are emerging from the ground ready to bud into exactly what they were made for.
If anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. –Philippians 4:8
Here is to a wonderful celebration of mother’s day!