Sunday, May 12, 2013

But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

Her children rise up and call her blessed

This is for you, great mothers out there. And for the great men, who, by their wisdom, provision, and protection, allow for great mothers to exist. 

This is for you, who fulfill your role with diligence, long suffering, and a commitment to no compromise. 

This is for you, who do not complain but set your heart on the Truth and trust in the Lord to help you persevere. 

This is for you, who are just learning the task at hand and have committed to seeing it through. And for you who have long known the importance of your work and allow the younger women to sit at your feet as you give to them the wisdom you have acquired. 

This is for you, who will not quit, who do not count the cost. You remain steady. The Bible is your guide and you refuse to stray from the instruction God has placed before you. 

This is for you who teach your children. Who set as a priority their instruction. 

This is for you who do not wish for more. Who are content in the material provision given to you. 

This is for you who set above all things, outside of your relationship with God, the single greatest relationship you have; your husband. 

This is for you who show your children God's design for a family as you submit to their father so that they may see your obedience to God's commands. 

This is for you who know sleepless nights lead to blessed days. You do not whine or think selfish thoughts. You thank God for those who have gone before you, thank Him for your turn, and set your gaze on the future, this too shall pass. 

This is for you who give your husbands respect. For you who are thankful for their provision as they allow you to follow the desire of your heart; to mother. 

God Bless you, great mothers. Stay steady at the task before you. Do not listen to the ways of the world. Let the words of Proverbs 31 forever be your guide and your goal: 

Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
"Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all." 

5 comments:

  1. Wonderful post! Happy Mother's Day to you!

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    1. Thank you SSM, Happy Mother's Day to you also!

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  2. I will be printing this out.

    I just spent the last 24 hours nursing a five year old from getting hurt at a local fair and then vomiting. At 2 am this morning, she was in bed with me crying because she asked if today was Mother's day. When I said yes, she said she never got to finish her card with her Daddy because she had gotten hurt. I held her and comforted her. I had her tell me everything she wanted to write and I cried and told her it was beautiful. She thanked me for tending to her wound, for caring for her while vomiting and for giving her a bath afterwards (Daddy too!). I told her that's what Mama's do. She told me she wrecked my day. I told her she made it because I got to cuddle all night with her. She went to sleep smiling. It had been a really rough day, I have been ill all week and God gave me the ability to stay up all night and watch over her. These are the moments when I feel like a Mother and when I know that I am training them how to be one.

    Again, thanks for this encouragement.

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    1. This is what it's all about! Funny how often those "feeling like a mother" moments involve vomit. ;) I hope your little one feels better soon. You too, sorry to hear you've been ill. Happy Mother's Day!

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    2. We are all better now, hopefully both of us. Yes, vomit for a Mother is like the first fight for a guy. Hope your day was great too:)

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