He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”-Luke 11:28 NIV
When you hear the word “obedience,” do you automatically think thoughts of being stifled without any free will, or does your heart relax a bit knowing that the Lord you obey is your guide who will never forsake you? I am praying it is the latter, for it is a joy to obey! And, it is in our obedience that we truly show Jesus our love for Him and our trust in Him.
As mothers, it is our heart’s desire for our children to obey us. Our children’s obedience to us results in a more peaceful and trusting home. In the same vein, our relationship with our Savior is more peaceful, and we feel more content when we obey Him. By trusting and leaning into Him, the Lord can guide and direct us toward our purpose. We can follow without fear, knowing He wants good things for us. After all, God’s Word tells us blessings will come if we simply obey (Luke 11:28).
For the next two weeks as we study obedience, can I challenge you to submit one area of your mothering to the Lord? For me, I routinely struggle with my temper and getting frustrated easily toward my girls. In many of my morning quiet times, I invite the Lord into this space of hardship. Jesus does not want us to quietly struggle with being a mother! He wants us to obediently cry out to Him with reckless abandon! He is always listening and ready to come alongside us. I am praying for you, mama.
Rachel Jones and the Help Club For Moms Team
“God is God. Because he is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to.” Elisabeth Elliot