A Mothers Calling

He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children.

Psalm 113:9

The Lord is certainly near those who call upon Him.  The job of the mother can cover the gambit of emotions.  One time you are at your wits end with the care of your children, and the next you are bubbling with pride over their accomplishments.  While the task may seem impossible at times we have the promises of God which says: “Yes, you can do this!”  The Bible teaches us many truths about the joys of being a mother, here are just a few of them:
Our Children need us to be strong
Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge. Proverbs 14:25
Motherhood is a calling.  When the Lord gives children, He gives life.  Life which will perpetuate our family, but also His testimony throughout the world.  For this reason, the Lord gives us a great opportunity to serve Him by raising godly children.  It is the highest calling because our children need us.  While they might easily take advantage of our security, they certainly cannot survive without it.  Take time for yourself.  Rest, refuel and stay strong in the Lord, for your childrens sake!
The Lord who gives children, also gives grace!
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  2 Corinthians 12:9
Don’t be ashamed if you feel inadequate as a mother.  Being a mom is difficult but not impossible. Do not be afraid to ask for help from a friend, an experienced mom or even your pastor.  Do not forget the ministry of prayer which is our greatest weapon against discouragement.  The Lord is near!
We can rest in the Lord knowing that He will direct our children’s paths.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Proverbs 22:6
Above all things, stay consistent.  Do not stop going to church, praying with your children, leading them in the fear and knowledge of the Lord.  We will experience some great highs and great lows, but we should never stop being who we were called to be: “a mom”.  Our children will always 
Your children will one day thank you
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her Proverbs 31:28
While we will experience great rewards in heaven, our greatest reward here on earth will be from our own family.  Strong discipline has its rewards.  The proverbs teach us that those who are lazy come to ruin, but those who are wise will be blessed.  While your children might not value discipline the way you do, they will learn over time that what you do for them will reap a lifetime of rewards.
See you Sunday!
Pastor Vince