There are three (3) types of women. There are the females who are capable of mothering but their focus is not on being a nurturer. The call in their spirit does not answer to motherhood. Some never want to be mothers, some get pregnant and abandon or abuse their children and others have no affinity to being called or acting like a mother.
Then their are women who want to be mothers and become mothers. These women love this important role they play. They love being called mother, experiencing childbirth and having children. They parent their children from a worldly perspective and their own life experiences or from the latest parenting guide of the day. These mothers parent by the seat of their pants with little to no spiritual foundation to direct them. They indulge their children and do not hold them accountable for their actions or their responsibilities to others. They waffle between the laws of the world and God’s Word, depending on what situation presents itself. They say they are Lovers and followers of God, but when a test comes, they are led by their own devices and heart, not God. Their faith wains and they encourage their children to listen to them, not God’s Word or voice, especially when it conflicts with their own desires. Their children grow up wanderers between the Word and the world, just as they saw in their mother. Their faith walk is inconsistent because that is what they grew up surrounded by.
Then there are Godly mothers. These women of God can be a biological, adoptive, spiritual or nurturing Godly woman who lives by God’s Word, exhorts His Word, raises her children according to God’s Word and holds them accountable for their actions with God’s Word as their guide. These women both hold their children up and correct them with The Word. They give Godly counsel. They teach their children to do what is right in the sight of The Lord, even if it means they don’t get their way, or that they must uphold their vows and promises. Godly mothers don’t shield their children from their wrongs or mistakes, but stand with them as they face the consequences of their wrongs, even if they may have to go to jail. Godly mothers stand firmly on God’s Word, never cherry 🍒 picking or parsing out what scripture they will abide by so as to model for their children the right way to go to live ALL of God’s Word, even the scriptures that may challenge your true faith and don’t support what you want, but what God expects.
It’s not easy being a Godly mother, it is the road less traveled, that narrow gate that Jesus spoke of in teaching His disciplines. Matthew 7:13-14 says “13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 [a]Because narrow is the gate and [b]difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
Choose this day which gate you will model consistently for your children, no matter their age or where you are in relationship with them. For we were entrusted by God to be their caretakers. So let’s TAKE CARE to ensure we administer our duties accordingly to God’s Word and not our own. Amen 🙏🏽 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Father God, guide us oh thou great Jehovah to train up our children — whether young or old — according to Your Holy Word! Let not our maternal instincts shelter, hide, support or condone their sins, but encourage and strengthen our fortitude as mothers who abide in You, to correct our children with Your Words until they depart from their evil ways and align with You and face their responsibilities, obligations and those they have wronged. Godly mothers do not uphold sins or seek ways for their children to be sheltered from their sins or help them compound their sins with yet more sins. How we live is how they will grow to live. Unmask us when we are celebrating and supporting our children when they sin and correct not just the child, but the parent as well as you would not have us to live and continue in sin. Amen 🙏🏽