Moms are blessed. It is hard work, but it is for a purpose and it is a high calling. The job of mom is a special one.There will be tears, sleepless nights, dirty laundry, cooking and cleaning. There are broken toys, and broken hearts and boo boos to kiss. But then, in between all the chaos, there are those moments, those moments that touch our hearts, a joy unspeakable, and you know exactly what I mean.The moments we treasure in our hearts for always. It is that picture your little one draws for you, or that hug that you get, for no reason other than you are momma. Sadly ,this high calling is often times referred to as a burden.There may be burdens along the way, but being a momma is not a burden, but rather the sacrificial love of a momma, is part of her blessing and her calling.
Blessings are not always easy. And we sometimes mistakenly call blessings burdens, but God means our blessing and burdens, for His Glory. And the Calling of a Christian mom is always a blessing. In her love of her Savior, though her days are sometimes hare and at the same time beautiful and messy. These blessing are little people that you can teach and also learn so much from. If you are a mother, God has called you to an extremely important mission This is your mission field.
Our days are filled with the everyday and the ordinary. And these are the moments we will be training our babies in the Lord. There is so much value in those special times of devotion. Everyday dedicating that time and your energy to invest in your child, children. As a very helpful tool, I recommend this small child catechism (Westminster). Children as young a 3 can benefit from this training- https://reformed.org/documents/cat_for_young_children.html
When they are small it is easier for small bites of God’s Truths, and as they grow older, they can gradually be fed more and more of the Word. God’s Word does not come back void.We are commanded to teach our children as they rise up and as they lay down. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. ~ Dueteronomy 6:7
Feed them the Word. Don’t neglect it, it is and investment in their eternal souls. It is of no small consequence. Lead them to Jesus.
I read to my children as young as 3 months old. My daughter loved the books. I read pretty much the same books over and over. At 12 months I began to read her favorite book and she began to say exactly what was on that page, every page. For a second, I thought she was a genius, but it dawned on me, I had read that same book everyday multiple times for months to her. She had memorized it.
As we deliberately continue to share the truths of scripture with our children, everyday these truths will be stored up in our hearts as well as our children hearts. And on that day the Lord saves them through regeneration, those truths planted will bear fruit. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
Our mission at times may seem like a burden, but even at those very hard times, see it as a holy burden. One that Christ has called you to. Treasure them in your hearts.Through the tears and failures, and there will be failure, He is faithful, we can Trust Him. Our duty to our children is a true labor of love. Love your children and raise them up in the Lord.
Things to think about:
- Are you blessed?
- Are you training your children to love God?
- How can we feed our children with the God’s Word daily?
“A mother is a chalice, the vessel without which no human being has ever been born. She is created to be a life-bearer, cooperating with her husband and with God in the making of a child. What a solemn responsibility. What an unspeakable privilege—a vessel divinely prepared for the Master’s use.”Elisabeth Elliot