If we were allowed to view God’s spiritual operating room and see mom on the table with her heart open wide, I wonder what we would see. I am guessing we might see many of the following traits that have been flowing through her veins: gallons of love and forgiveness, some faith, guidance, joy, hope, mercy, courage and patience to name a few. But if we were to look deeper into her heart, we might find some clogged veins. Veins of loneliness, guilt, fear, anger and loss. Well, after the surgery and the veins have some stints put in to prevent any further blockage, maybe we should let moms everywhere know that God has a medical book for them to follow. The book has the instructions for healing.
After mom is fully recovered, she is back into the daily routine of dropping the kids off for school, going to work, cleaning the house, preparing dinner and picking the kids up from practice or lessons. There are opportunities to become stressed, angry or discouraged. But please note that God’s Word is available to give you the answers to your daily life. He can apply His promises and turn your situations and circumstances into lessons of growth in your life.
I challenge you to be committed and confident in your awesome responsibilities as a mom! Be committed to yourself and to your family:
Colossians 2: 6-7 “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”
I Peter 4:19 “Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator,”
Psalm 37:5 ” Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”
Moms, have confidence that you can be all that God intends you to be.
“You Are What You Think You Are. The story is told of a man who found an eagle’s egg and put it into the nest of a barnyard chicken. The eaglet hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up with them. All his life, the eagle did what the chickens did. It scratched the dirt for seeds and insects to eat. It clucked and cackled. And it flew no more than a few feet off the ground, in a chicken-like thrashing of wings and flurry of feathers.
One day the eagle saw a magnificent bird far above him in the cloudless sky. He watched as the bird soared gracefully on the wind, gliding through the air with scarcely a beat of its powerful wings.
“What a beautiful bird, ” the young eagle said, “What is it called?” The chicken next to him said, “Why, that’s an eagle — the king of all birds. But don’t give him any mind. You could never be like him.” So the young eagle returned to pecking the dirt for seeds, and it died thinking it was a chicken.
What you think of your own potential not only defines who you are today, but what you will be tomorrow. Find your confidence and strength in God and soar like the eagle!”
Psalm 27:14 “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait I say, on the LORD.”
Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”
Ephesians 6:10 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the LORD, and in the power of his might.”
Because God has stitched your heart with His loving and protective design for your life, look to Him for daily guidance. With commitment and confidence allow the reading of His Word, the Bible, be your daily guide. Your heart will be strong and you can be all that God wants you to be as a mom.
(“God’s Little Lessons for Mothers” W.B. Freeman Concepts, Inc., Tulsa, Oklahoma. Edited by Kelli James)