Sweet Sister, raising your children for God is holy work.
As Christian moms, our greatest work is raising up children who know and love Jesus. What you do every day—disciplining your children, wiping noses, breaking up sibling squabbles, cleaning up after yet another meal, or lying in bed at night with your child while they tell you their latest pondering—all this is kingdom work. You are raising up the next generation of Christians who will then raise up the next generation of Christians.
No matter how many times the world around us says that being a mom doesn’t matter, we know the truth: Our work affects eternity. By staying faithful and loving your family well in the power of the Holy Spirit, you are sending a message of love forward to a time you will not see. Your grandchildren and great-grandchildren will thank you for the hard work you are doing today. They will have better lives because of the love you shared and the Christian life you passed on to your kids. When there is a mom in the home who has faith in the power of God in her children’s lives, there’s no stopping what she can do with her kids!
Mama, your love for your family pleases the Lord. Someday, you will know the impact of all your work. But for now, keep going, keep trying, keep believing, and keep praying, and by your faith, you will hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
Pray with me…
“Dear Jesus, please help me see that my mothering matters. It’s so easy to get caught up in what the world says I should be doing with my life. Help me see the importance of training up these precious children for You. Give me the wisdom, strength, and insight for my calling as a mom. Help me live for you today in my home and help me to love unconditionally, just like You. Please speak to my heart as I go through this devotional plan. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”