Mothers

9 05 2014

“I regard no man as poor who has a godly mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

 

You have a gift to give to the children in your life. You don’t have to be wearing the latest fashions, sporting the newest electronics, or driving the fanciest car to make a difference to a child. You have to love Jesus.

 

You have to love Him enough to set down the world’s standards of success, and rejoice when you see His image blossoming in your child.

 

You have to love Him enough to believe that following His pattern will set the best example for your children.

 

You have to love Him enough to say “no” to the world, even when it doesn’t make you cool, popular, or liked.

 

You have to love Him enough to see your children as vessels for His glory, not repositories for the world’s junk.

 

You have to love Him enough to take a long view of growing a soul in a society obsessed with instant gratification.

 

You have to love Him enough to be convinced that faith is the most precious gift we can give to our families.

 

You have to love Him enough to let your children see Him working in the good, bad, and ugly parts of you. Only then will they understand the true meaning of grace.

 

My Jesus Resolution today is ask Jesus to help me love my kids. Being a mom is the most challenging, rewarding, frustrating, joyous, humbling opportunity I have ever had. I want to get this right. I want to give them enough tools to launch them on their own faith adventure. I want them to see Jesus so clearly that His image is burned deeply into their sight, their thinking, their actions, and their choices. The best gift that I can give my children is to give myself fully to Jesus and invite them along for the journey.


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9 05 2014
leowoodman

Reblogged this on Leo Woodman and commented:
Wonderful thought on Mother’s for this Mother’s Day weekend.

10 05 2014
Karen L. Underwood

Amen! Motherhood is indeed a challenge. Sometimes I look back and wonder could I have done something different for a better outcome.

11 05 2014
Joy Wheeler

Jen, I am thankful each day for the wonderful mother you are to Ella & Livia. How blessed E&L are to have you & Grant for parents! Have a great week. Love, Mom

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