Mothers

We as mothers have been called to the hardest, most overwhelming responsibility EVER!  However – it is also the greatest privilege that God bestows – to love and influence a life from the womb to the tomb! God really loves mothers!!

Here are previous Mother’s Day blog posts you might find encouraging if you have some reading time this weekend.

Train Up The Child From the Womb to the Tomb

The Far-Reaching Affects of Godly Mothers

God Wants You to Have a Happy Mother’s Day

What Makes a Happy Mother?

We Have This Moment as Mom to Make a Memory

Just a Mom???

A Prayer For Moms

                      Happy Mother’s Day!!

The Far-Reaching Affects of Godly Moms

I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you. 2 Timothy 1:5

and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:15

On this Mother’s Day I want to honor the two moms that have had a profound impact on our family – my own mom and the mom of my husband.

Billy’s mom had an intense love for the Word. Billy remembers her always pouring over the Scriptures. She was even my Sunday School teacher as a child.

One of my best memories of my mom is that she always prayed with me at night when she tucked me in. We prayed together for years for my dad to be saved until God miraculously answered and we saw Dad eventually become the men’s Bible teacher in our church!

Our being blessed with such Godly moms has had a profound impact on our family. Those of you who know my husband know what an intense love for the Word he has and how God has gifted him as a Bible teacher. His mom’s love for God has definitely been passed down to him.

My mom’s faithfully praying with me produced my desire for prayer and influenced me to have pray each night with our children and now our grandchildren.

And now we get to observe our moms’ legacy continue on in our adult children as they share the Word and pray with their children each night.

Our family has been extremely blessed by our mothers.  If you did not have a mother like ours, let go of your hope of a better past and purpose to be the mom who has a far-reaching affect on your family for many years into the future.

Here are some previous Train Up the Child Mother’s Day blog posts:

Scriptures to Encourage Moms

Be a Joyful Mom – Even If the Job is Hard (And it Is)

Learn from Mothers in the Bible and in History

God Wants You to Have a Happy Mother’s Day

What Makes a Happy Mother

A Prayer for Mothers

 

Don’t abuse your husband; your children are watching!

. . . let the wife see that she respects her husband.
Children, . . .
“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),
Ephesians 5:33 – 6:2

This article, Woman Realizes She’s Been Accidentally Abusing Her Husband | The Federalist Papers really was convicting to me.  I am guilty of majoring on the few things that my husband doesn’t do ‘my way’ instead of praising the plethora of good things he does.  I am so sorry, Billy!!

“The bottom line in all this is that I chose this man as my partner. He’s not my servant. He’s not my employee. He’s not my child. I didn’t think he was stupid when I married him – otherwise I wouldn’t have. He doesn’t need to be reprimanded by me because I don’t like the way he does some things.”

Please read the article and then take it a step further to realize the way we treat our husband will affect the way our children treat their father!!!  How will they learn to respect their dad if they see us disrespecting him?

Ephesians 5:33 tells us to respect our husband and then the next chapter tells the children to honor their parents so they may receive the promise — (Honor your father and your mother . . .  that it may go well with you . . .Deuteronomy 5:16)  We have to set the example of honoring their dad that it may go well with them!!

Therefore, moms, one of the best things we can do for our children is to exemplify love and respect for their father!!!

 

Scriptures to Encourage Moms

Just wanted to give a few scriptures to encourage us moms.  God’s Word is relevant no matter what season of motherhood we are in – whether our children are helpless infants and need our assistance in their daily activities, or they are grown adults whom we are helpless to assist in their daily struggles:

1 Thessalonians 5:24

    Faithful is he that calls you, who also will do it.

Exodus 33:14 

    And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 

Psalm 94:13 

    That You may give him rest from the days of adversity, Until the pit is dug for the wicked. (rest means power to calm myself)

Psalm 94:19 

    In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul. 

Psalm 131:2 

    Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me.

 Isaiah 26:3

    You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You,  Because he trusts in You. 

Matthew 11:28-30 

    Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” 

Col. 3:15 

    And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 

2 Tim. 1:7 

    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 

Psalm 34:5 

        Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy;  no shadow of shame will darken their faces. 

So Moms, let us look to God unashamedly and radiate with joy, because God has entrusted us with the greatest privilege in the world!!!!

Please share with us what scriptures bring encouragement to you in your role as mom?

Movie Review: Moms’ Night Out

Moms!  Take a night out and go see Moms’ Night Out!  In fact, you may want to take your husband and the kids – it is great family entertainment with something for all ages!

We established in a previous post that being a mom is hard!  Sometimes you just need to laugh at your life.  Every mom will be able to identify with exhausted Allyson (Sarah Drew) and her friends.   Their efforts to have just one evening out to try and recharge will totally give to you some much needed belly laughs!!  I have never laughed as hard as I did at this movie – I’m serious.  But in the midst of all the levity, there are inspiring messages to us all which are sure to bring tears as well.  Here is just a sampling:

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