What does a Godly mother look like?

Open Bible with a construction paper pink heart with MOM printed in the middle.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)

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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) Billy-Graham-Christian-Mothers_6

  • 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!    11828644_10205650421393521_5417433085676928448_n
  • 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!!!

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16 Responses to What does a Godly mother look like?

  1. Good Morning! New follower here from various Monday link-ups! Thanks for sharing such an awesome post! As a newly devoted Christian woman, this was a great way for me to take the initial steps to becoming also, a Godly Mom. I look forward to reading your posts about Purposeful Parenting and using Purposeful Words. Have a great week! 🙂

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    • Jennifer says:

      Great to hear!!! I thank you for stopping, reading and taking a moment to comment. I’m glad it was in encouragement to you!!! Blessings!

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  2. Joanne Viola says:

    What a beautiful reminder for all of us Moms & Mimi’s! You are so right – there is no such thing as a perfect mom. How grateful I am for a God that somehow took this imperfect mother & enabled her to raise children that love Him. May our purpose as women always be to pursue Him full out, deliberately, every day. Thank you for sharing these thoughts with us all. I visited from Titus 2 Tuesday & am so glad that I did 🙂
    Blessings
    Joanne

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    • Jennifer says:

      Hi Joanne,
      Thanks for stopping by and reading! I appreciate it! And yes we constantly need to remind ourselves to stay focused on God and his plans for us! Blessings!

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  3. Hi there, this is such a great post.

    You are right one of the bad habits we as mothers have is to compare ourselves and our children to others. We beat ourselves up about the ways in which we think others are doing better than us and pat ourselves on the back for the things we think we’ve got right.

    But I love the ways in which you have shown us that we can be godly mothers. They are wise and insightful. Good grounded truth here.

    Linked here from Cornerstone Confessions. Blessings.

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    • Jennifer says:

      Thanks for stopping to read! And yes, I’ve fallen into that trap and comparing myself to others and it’s not healthy at all! I gotta remind myself to stay focused on God and what he desires from my life! I’m SO FAR from perfect but I’m thankful for his Grace and forgiveness! I appreciate you commenting! Blessings to you!

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  4. Bibi says:

    What a great post – I so needed to read these words and found encouragement in them. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. momstheword says:

    I loved what you said about not being able to be a Godly mother if we’re not a Godly woman first. We can’t lead our children any closer to the Lord than we are ourselves, and that’s why we have to continue to grow in our relationship with the Lord and grow in His grace.

    Thanks so much for linking up to the “Making Your Home Sing Monday” linky party today! 🙂

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  6. Thank you for linking up at Tending The Home Tuesdays! I really enjoyed this post as a reflection on Mother’s Day since I read it after the holiday. I featured you as part of my Weekly Wrap up this week. If you would like to grab an “I was Featured” button feel free!

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  7. Kasey says:

    I am the queen of making mom-mistakes! But as you said, learning to keep our walk with God first is crucial to growing in my role. Thank you for linking up with me last week! You are a blessing!

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  8. Misty says:

    Thank you for sharing this post Jennifer at the Family Fun Friday link up! I will be featuring it on my blog at this week’s link up! ❤

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  9. Monica says:

    Pinned. Great post – featuring at Family Fun Friday. 🙂 http://www.happyandblessedhome.com/family-fun-friday-motherhood/
    Monica

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  10. Pingback: Mother-Son Relationship: Weekend Getaways & Family Fun Friday Link Up - Beautiful Ashes

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