The other night I was with a young mother who was talking about how busy her days are. She said, “I don’t even remember what I did with my time before I had my children. I truly do not!” I tried to encourage her that though it seems like this task is never-ending, it will soon pass. I should know. I’m staring at the back door to our nest. You know, it’s the one you open and watch as your child flies out of so they can go to college, or follow wherever the Lord leads them.

This Friday we’ll take our youngest to begin her freshman year at a Christian college. Everyone says it, but no one has an answer to the question: Where did all those years go? It seems like one minute you’re holding their hand while they cross the street with you, baby doll under one arm and a blankie under the other, and the next thing you know their arms are laden with the baggage needed to take them to college. Oh yes, there were all those days in between, but they’re a blur.

Did I teach my daughter enough about how she needs to rely on the Lord for every little thing? Does she have Scriptures tucked in her heart because I taught them to her? Does she know enough about her God to help her to stand when she’s questioned about her faith? Have I trained her in such a way that her godly character will shine for the Lord’s glory? Does she know that there’s nothing more valuable than walking with God and serving Him? Does she know how empty the things of the world are and how rich she is in Christ? Does she know that I love her unconditionally…that I’d give my life for her? Will she remember the fun times that we had in our home, or will the times I messed up and blew it as a mom be at the forefront of her memories of home life? I don’t know…only the Lord does. In the meantime I continue to pray for her:

Colossians 1:9-12
9For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
10That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
11Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
12Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

Yes, if the Lord will answer this request in the form of these verses, my life as a mother will be full and blessed.

I’ve shared that passage with other mothers who desire their children walk with God. I encourage you, dear friend to pray this passage for your family. God will hear. God will answer. Let’s unite our hearts around the throne and be encouraged as moms. Whether you’re at the beginning of this calling or watching the last one fly away as I am, let’s be committed to pray this Scripture and watch what God will do.

One thought on “Motherhood

  1. Well said! I will be praying and watching with you to see what the Lord does, for He doeth all things well!

    I praise our Lord for how He is using you to encourage others. May He strengthen and encourage you bountifully as well…

    Love in Christ,


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