Galatians 5:16But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
I look at those little feet. My heart pitter patters. I will influence those little feet where to walk one day. What direction they should run. Those little feet will one day disappear when I’m long gone and those little feet will stand at the presence of God.
How easy is it to a good mom? As in feed them, clean them, listen to them, play with them? Easy I believe. I remember being a young 16 year old mom thinking, “as long as I’m a “good” mom, I’ll be ok”. There’s nothing wrong with this but I’ll tell you my personal story here, when I came to Christ I remember one lonely night I stood there praying (yes standing) and I poured my heart out to Jesus about my short comings. In my heart I felt this flutter and a voice came to mind that said, ” I NEVER called you to be a “good” mom, I called you to be a GODLY one”.
Being a GOOD mom is so different to being a GODLY mother. Being a good mom is enough for the world. Being a godly mother calls us to walk in the spirit of God not our emotions. Being a godly mother calls us beyond the world. Being a godly mom calls us to repentance not excuses. Being a godly mom calls us to surrender all to someone greater not lean on our own understanding. Being a godly mom FOR ME called me to let go of my self boasting and give credit to God.
Being a Christian mother led me to repentance and give up fleshly desires, my daughters would one day inherit by my example.
Walk by the spirit, be a woman who dives in to scripture. Your flesh will NOT over take you. Scripture says the devil will flee. When you fail, bend your knees and raise your children on bent knees. Don’t stop praying and don’t get tired of seeking his Spirit. Walk in the spirit mothers, this is a great reminder for me. I would NEVER peach something I am not working on friends.
This world says being a good mom is enough but scripture calls us to go beyond for our kids. To pray, to lean on God, to have faith, to fast for his guidance, to submit, to deny our desires that wreak havoc in our parenting. It calls us to realize we are sinner who NEED Jesus to teach our children day and night his word. To stay up late praying, to wake up early to read scripture. It calls us to do things that the world does not understand.
To the world I’m a “good” mom, but all I desire is for God to see me the day he returns and says, ” well done my child“. THATS what I desire. To the world I’m a “good” mom but that means nothing to me if I’m not a godly mother who seeks the Lord and walks in the spirit. I want to encourage you to dust off your bible and wage war for your children through the powerful gift of The Holy Spirit. Oh my soul longs for Jesus. My souls longs for all mothers young and old to walk in the spirit. Lord help me to do so. Help me to lead by example, help me to walk in your precious spirit that my flesh may not over take me.
So again I say, I look at those little feet. My heart pitter patters. I will influence those little feet where to walk one day. What direction they should run. Those little feet will one day disappear when I’m long gone and those little feet will stand at the presence of God. Lord I pray I lead those little feet to you.
Much love, ana Nelson