God has wired us for something great—not for ourselves, but for Him. –Pastor Rob
Mother’s Day is approaching and with it comes thoughts of my mom, who I just saw, and wish I could celebrate with her. I also think of the babies that made me a mother and the great young adults, and one 13 year old, they have become.
So much can be said about mothering. Books, articles and songs have been written about motherhood. Sermons have been preached with examples of biblical mothers and the famous Proverbs 31 woman. It’ no secret, I love God’s Word and the men and women who have gone before me to show me how to live and follow Jesus. His Word is…
Yes, Titus 2:3-5 reminds us of what kind of woman to be and what the older women(I think I’m in that category now). My role models are not sitting in the pew next to me, they are not the ones who seem to have their ‘act together,’ or the perfect women we see on glossy magazine covers while we wait in the grocery checkout as our 3 and 5 year olds
kill each other duke it out in the cart.
Fact is I’m a mess a lot of days, but He invaded my heart and life 30+ years ago, dying and rising again for my messy heart, and the messy job I do at mothering some days. I will not focus on the past, with the should of , wishing I would of done some things differently. It isn’t what I do or not do as a mother but what Jesus Christ has done. Three things I would do differently and have implemented the past few years.
Talk less, love more lavishly, and pray without ceasing.
God did wire me to be a wife and mother, but He first wired me to be His. He invaded my life and said…”follow me.” (Luke 9:23)
And yes, this post is rambling, because my mind is rambling with what’s next as the day to day mothering comes to an end in a few short years. I say to myself everyday, I will not be identified in the role I have for that day, but my identity is found in Jesus Christ. I want to be wired for Him, not for myself…I want to follow Him.
Happy Mother’s Day!! And if you’re not a mother…well..this post is for you too. May we all be found…
in Him. John 1:12-13