Mothering in today's world is no easy task. Culture around us seeks to deceive mothers into thinking that what they are doing does not matter in the present or the future. How, as Christian mothers are we called to respond to this deception? Being aware of the lies that have infiltrated the culture and our churches are mandatory in keeping our focus of mothering for the Lord. We cannot influence generations if we are gullible in our thinking and weak in our walk with the Lord. We must strengthen our minds daily with the Word and be able to discern what righteous thinking is in an evil, anti-family world.
Satan knows the power motherhood holds. He would like us to perceive it as lowly, despised, wasteful and even burdensome as is so commonly believed today. It is evidenced in broken homes and neglected children---a result of generational breakdown and sin. Lies that are common for mothers today are: "It's too hard, I can't handle it." or "I'm wasting my time, there are 'greater' things I can do with my life." Dear mothers, there is no greater calling than right where our gracious Lord has so sovereignly placed you, to raise precious souls for the King of Kings. Souls are eternal, and earthly, worldy pursuits are not. Let us always keep that perspective---with one eye on the present and another on the eternal.
Worldly thinking is anti-children in it's philosophy. It is completely opposite of God's. Godly wisdom always welcomes blessings. "And whoever welcomes a little child like this is my name welcomes me." Matthew 18:4. God's makes his heart toward children very clear to us us:
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
So therefore His heart must be our heart. We want to walk in the full anointing, joy and glory of motherhood that he has purposed for us. We must free ourselves of the bondages that hinder motherhood. That means getting rid of all the lies, that means not accepting the worlds way of parenting, that means taking up our cross and dying to self. We must immerse ourselves in our role and delight in it! Yes, I said, delight in it..."My heart took delight in all my work..." Ecclesiastes 2:10b
WE ARE BUILDING WITH PRECIOUS LIVES.
WE ARE BUILDING STRONG HOMES.
AS WE BUILD STRONG AND SECURE HOMES, WE ARE BUILDING A NATION.
AS WE BUILD GODLINESS INTO THE NATION, WE ARE BUILDING GODLY GENERATIONS.
AS WE BUILD GODLY GENERATIONS, WE ARE ALSO BUILDING FOR ETERNITY!
(From the Power of Motherhood by Nancy Campbell)
I leave you a quote so kindly shared with us from Sir Walter J. Chantry:
There is no more demanding work in the world, no more awe-inspiring job descriptions than raising godly seed. It will challenge all the genius, talent and grace that any human being could possess... It is the highest calling any woman can enter."