As mother’s day is approaching I believe we all either sit back to remember our mother’s if they have passed on or what start thinking about what kind of mother are we? Of course we anticipate the family dinner or what the kids might be surprising us with…. But sometime during the upcoming weekend we
reflect on what kind of mom am I?
I know for me…..I evaluate myself as mom a lot! I think if we are all honest you do in some way or another. Whether you stop to compare yourself to another mom at church or at the local playgroup (I believe we fall into that trap from time to time-it’s a big No No by the way!)or we start to just looking at all our mistakes and failures! (Satan loves to remind us of them on a regular basis)
But if we are truly desiring to be a “Godly Mother” then we need to look to what God says a Godly Mother is. Let’s take a look at a few things we can find in scripture that will help us point ourselves in the direction of being a Godly Mom.
A Godly Mother should:
- Be a prayerful mother. Let’s face it…being a mom is hard and we need to be praying always. We also need to be praying for each one of our children. Make a list of things that they need in their lives….spiritual growth, God’s will to be clear in their lives, they would grow a love for God, salvation, etc. Really the list can be super long. Remember if we don’t pray for our children….who will? Here is a great list of things to pray for your children CLICK HERE.
And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. (John 16:23-24 KJV)
- Be a purposeful mother. This is something you must be intentional and find purpose in everything you do. Find ways to purposely teach and direct your children to the Lord. Teach them from the time they are little about God’s love, his salvation, His Word etc. Here is more about this topic of being purposeful CLICK HERE
And you shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. (Deut.11:19 KJV)
- Be a passionate mother. If you are passionate about something it means that you feel very strongly about it. It means that you dedicate a portion of your life to whatever it is without allowing yourself to be dissuaded. Being a Godly mother means we have to dedicate our life to being a Godly mother. Be passionate about teaching and training them in the admonition of the Lord. Love what you do…..yes it’s hard and tiring at times but it will benefit eternal rewards. When your passionate about something…it shows!
- Be a fruitful mother. One of the best ways to teach your children is for them to see “fruit” in your life. If we are going to be Godly Mothers we need to be Godly woman first. We must have the fruit of the Spirit evident in our lives. This is a daily process of cultivating…..Love, Joy, Peace, Self-control, etc. What our children see in our lives is usually produced in theirs. We need to make sure we are fruitful moms with these qualities showing in our own life. (sometimes that is hard- Right?)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (Gal. 5:22-23)
Motherhood is really a journey. As we grow closer to the Lord in our personal walk, He then in turn adds these characters to our life. There is no such thing as a “perfect mom”. We all make mistakes, we all fail, we all have weakness…..but our goal each day should be to strive for Godliness. We will achieve that when we rely on God’s Wisdom, His strength, and His Word! Be the Mom that God wants you to be!!!