“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NKJV)
In the midst of being a mother we can sometimes lose focus of the purpose of it all. While giving baths, driving the kids around, and helping with homework we can forget that not only are we supposed to steward well our lives but the main goal of it all is to be made into the image of Christ. Even in our “normal every day” lives we are growing from glory to glory toward being more like God intended us to look, and that’s like Christ.
So today’s post is an encouragement for you about why your role is so important! It’s a wonderful gift to have children but it’s also a wonderful gift to process you into looking more like Jesus! How awesome is that?!
You’re Intimately Making Disciples
“‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’ Amen.” Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV
When we actually think about The Great Commission in terms of having kids and teaching them the ways of the Lord, we can realize just how much of an impact we can make!
By making disciples we are looking like Christ because we are sharing the Good News of the Kingdom to others. The great responsibility and joy we get by pointing our children toward Jesus and giving them the opportunity to know of their value in the Kingdom they are a part of. This is a privilege and a duty given to us as Daughtes of God and as mothers.
You Are An Example of the Father’s Love
“’The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin…” Exodus 34:6-7 NKJV
As mothers, our role is not only to train our children and make them into disciples but also to be an example of Christ to them. This causes us to be more like Christ as He is an example to us.
If we are telling our children one thing through our words but our actions aren’t lining up, then how can we be a reliable witness to them? We should be an example of the Father’s love to our children, which means we should readily give grace and be merciful, compassionate, and forgiving.
If you are having any trouble with having your actions line up with your confession, then I would encourage you to ask God to help you see which areas in your life aren’t yet fully surrendered to Him. As our hearts are fully surrendered to Him, obedience is a natural by product! You can do it by His Spirit!
You’re Humbly Serving God
“Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her:” Proverbs 31:28 NKJV
Be comforted by the fact that you are important even if what you are doing goes unnoticed. Jesus was killed by the people He was sent to save and help. They didn’t recognize him as God and He suffered so that we could be counted in the book of life! That’s pretty awesome to think about.
I’m not saying our children will hate us to the point of death, but what I am saying is that if it was important enough for Jesus to fulfill His role for people that didn’t care about Him then it’s certainly important for us to serve God in our roles as mothers even if we feel like it’s mundane.
I want to encourage us to keep on going even in the midst of “normal” because the work we are doing now will reap great reward in this life and in the life to come!
Lastly I want to encourage us to remain thankful because it matters.
When Jesus was on the Earth the first time, He didn’t lose perspective on His role. He knew who He was and it didn’t change because of any experience in the Earth. He was/is the Son of God! So remember to keep in mind the beautiful joy that’s set before you as you continue becoming and being the mother you are called to be to your children. Have the perspective that it is good because God is using it to bring you closer to Him as you become more like Him.
You got this momma! Keep going! You’re doing great! (And if you’re not doing great ask for God’s help!)
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